Summer Camp 2017 Registration is now OPEN!

 

 

 

 

Registration for our 2017 summer camps is now open! We have eight (yes, eight!) different camps to choose from! Early Bird Discount! Register before April 15, receive $15 off per camper! Camps run Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm. Camps include a healthy snack and private playtime throughout the Museum & Theatre before we are open to the public! Download our brochure for more!

Click here to register for any of these camps!

Ooey gooey camp: June 19-23. Ages: 4-6
Make a mess while having a blast learning about the world around you! We’ll explore ooey gooey tide pool creatures, make exploding volcanoes, search for wriggly worms in the backyard garden and make a variety of slimes to play with and take home! June 19-23. Ages 4-6.
$140/members, $165/visitors

Wizardry camp: June 26-30. Ages: 5-8
Abracadabra, sorcerers and sorceresses! Put on your wizard’s hat and spend the week mixing, pouring and stirring magical potions. We’ll make natural concoctions with local ingredients, learn how to make soap and beeswax candles and create our own flying broomsticks. June 26-30. Ages 5-8. $140/members, $165/visitors

Theatre Camp: Jungle Book: July 5-21. Ages: 7-12
Calling all actors! Venture into the jungle with us and bring Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book to life on our stage! You’ll have a chance to be a bear, wolf, tiger, panther, snake, and more! Fully immerse yourself in the creative process of staging a play, both on stage and behind the scenes. Perform live on the final day! Weekdays Wednesday July 5 through Friday July 21. Ages 7-12.
Three performances on July 21.
$325/members, $350/visitors

Dinosaur Camp: July 24-28. Ages: 4-6
Step inside the shoes of a paleontologist and walk in the footsteps of prehistoric giants! All week we will dive into the world of dinosaurs as we dig up replica dinosaur bones, create our own fossils, and create volcanic eruptions. July 24-28. Ages 4-6. $140/members, $165/visitors

Stars and space Camp: July 31-August 4. Ages: 4-6
3…2..1… Blast Off! Come find magic in the stars and planets. We will discover constellations from around the world in our mini-planetarium, make a telescope, create a moon rock, and train like a real astronaut!
July 31-August 4. Ages 4-6.
$140/members, $165/visitors

Monster Camp: August 7-11. Ages: 4-6
Take a dive under your bed and join us for a week of monstrous fun, laughter and (silly) spooks! Design and create your own monster character and model and put on a monster play of your own. August 7-11. Ages 4-6. $140/members, $165/visitors

Fairy Tale Camp: August 14-18. Ages: 4-6
Welcome to the magical world of fairies and make believe. Create fairy houses, craft fairy wings, act out classic fairy tale stories (such as Cinderella) and even meet a famous fairy tale character! August 14-18. Ages 4-6. $140/members, $165/visitors

Theatre Camp: Improv Acting: August 21-25. Ages: 5-8
Use improvisational theatre games and your own imagination to create a story for the stage. Together, we’ll build a short show, play games, move, and sing!
August 21-25. Ages 5-8.
$140/members, $165/visitors

Click here to register for any of these camps!

February Vacation Week, Open Presidents Day

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2017
Contact: Sandy Boyce, (207) 828-1234, sandy@kitetails.org

MEDIA ALERT / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & THEATRE OF MAINE
Vacation Week February 20-24, Events Daily
Portland, ME –The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will kick off its February Vacation Week on Monday, February 20. Doors will open at 9am on Presidents Day with events scheduled all day long.

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK

Presidents Day, Monday, February 20:
9am-5pm: Open to members and visitors
2-2:30pm: Guest reading from Portland City Council Member Pious Ali
3:30-4pm: Together We Take Flight Collaborative Origami Installation

Tuesday, February 21:
12-12:30pm: Musical Performance by Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. $4 per person plus admission.

Wednesday, February 21:
10:15-10:45am: Big Fun Indoor Igloo Installation
11am-12pm & 2-3:00pm: Main Stage Performance of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. $9/members, $10/visitors.

Thursday, February 23:
11am-12pm & 2-3:00pm: Main Stage Performance of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. $9/members, $10/visitors.

Friday, February 24:
10:30-11am & 11-11:30am: Sparks’ Ark Live Animal Show. $6 per person plus admission.
1-2pm & 4-5pm: Main Stage Performance of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. $9/members, $10/visitors.

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CONTACT: Sandy Boyce, sandy@kitetails.org; (207) 828-1234 ext. 222 for more information.

LISITING INFORMATION
WHO: The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
WHAT: February Vacation Week, Open Presidents Day
WHERE: 142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101
WHEN: Open 9am-5pm Presidents Day, February 20. Vacation Week: February 20-24
COST: Free for members, $10 for visitors, excludes paid events.
MORE INFO: www.kitetails.org ; (207) 828-1234; info@kitetails.org

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TRAVEL TO A WEIRD & WACKY MUSICAL WORLD AS THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES TAKES THE STAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2017

Contact: Sandy Boyce, (207) 828-1234 ext. 222, sandy@kitetails.org 

Portland, ME –The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales takes the stage February 17 – 26, 2017. Shows are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2pm, and February 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th at 1pm. Tickets are $9-$18.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, written by John Glore and based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, features Jack (and his giant), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you’ve never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, characters and stories may sound familiar, but each story is hilariously derailed and gets a complete makeover. You’ll meet crazy characters, such as sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and of course, very stinky cheese. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Museum & Theatre’s Theatre and Education Director, Reba Short, says of the play, “I recommend reading Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s story The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales before you buy tickets, so you can get a sense of exactly how silly this experience will be. It’s a play within a play, with some of your favorite fairy tale characters taking charge of their own stories. The princesses are divas, the Ugly Duck is a rap star, cow patties and the table of contents fall from the sky, and the Surgeon General is trying to shut the whole thing down. It’s a romp through a ridiculous fairy tale world and sure to have you rolling in your seat!”

The Museum & Theatre will also hold a special Opening Night Gala performance and party on Friday, February 17 starting at 4pm. Tickets are $18 per person and include a ticket to the after party to celebrate with the cast and crew and enjoy refreshments.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is sponsored by Cabot Creamery Cooperative. For more information on this show or any of our other programming, please visit www.kitetails.org or call (207) 828-1234.

A full listing of events is available at www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-season.

LISTING INFORMATION
WHO:
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

WHAT: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, produced through special arrangement with Playscripts
WHERE: 142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101
WHEN:  February 17 – 26, 2017
PERFORMANCES:

  • Friday, February 17 at 4pm
  • Saturday, February 18 at 1 & 4pm
  • Sunday, February 19 at 1 & 4pm
  • Wednesday, February 22 at 11am & 2pm
  • Thursday, February 23 at 11am & 2pm
  • Friday, February 24 at 1 & 4pm
  • Saturday, February 25 at 1 & 4pm
  • Sunday, February 26 at 1 & 4pm

Opening Night Gala + Performance: February 17, 4pm, $18/person

TICKETS: $10 visitors/$9 members, available at the front desk or online at www.kitetails.org

MORE INFO: www.kitetails.org; (207) 828-1234; info@kitetails.org

PRESS CONTACT:  Sandy Boyce, sandy@kitetails.org; (207) 828-1234 ext. 222.

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine offers theatre productions and programs, weekly educational programming and a safe, fun place for children and families to play in downtown Portland, Maine. The Museum & Theatre’s 20+ exhibits, 100+ free weekly educational programs, five annual mainstage theatre productions and dozens of outreach opportunities are best enjoyed by children ages six months to 10 years old.

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