We have been counting down the days, and summer is finally here! Thankfully, it looks a lot different than the past two have. Woodstock Arts has a packed lineup to fill your weeks and to answer the question, “What are we doing today?”
For families, we have two musicals running this summer, “Orphie and the Book of Heroes” and family favorite “James and the Giant Peach.”
This month, Woodstock Arts is proud to be the Georgia premiere of “Orphie and the Book of Heroes.” Set in the world of Greek mythology, a spunky young girl, Orphie, sets sail to save Homer — a quest that takes her from the heights of Mount Olympus to the depths of the underworld.
Finishing out our season in July is “James and the Giant Peach.” This show brings the beloved Roald Dahl story to the stage, but with a couple of new twists and turns.
These shows are categorized as TYA (theater for young audiences). It can be daunting to bring kids to live theater, especially if this is their first time, but our TYA shows are a great opportunity to see if they have that theater bug! TYA shows are specifically written to engage kids with fun, action-packed stories that run under an hour. All the excitement of live theater in half the time! And, don’t worry parents, you will have fun, too!
Big news! We are so excited to bring back our sensory-friendly performances for both of these summer shows. Inclusivity is something we strive for at Woodstock Arts, and we’re honored to provide sensory-friendly programming to give people an engaging and safe theatrical experience. The “Orphie and the Book of Heroes” sensory-friendly show will be June 11, and July 23 will be the “James and the Giant Peach” sensory-friendly performance.
And, for our music lovers, the Lantern Series continues on the Event Green this summer! We have three concerts to add to your calendar. On June 18, Haitian blues singer Paul Beaubrun will be joining us, indie pop band Sub-Radio will take the stage July 2, and R&B folk musician Kyshona Armstrong will perform July 16. Grab some friends, buy a table and come spend a warm summer night with us!
If you find yourself wondering what to do today, Woodstock Arts has got you covered!
– Libby Williams is the marketing manager for Woodstock Arts. Connect with us on social media, @woodstockgaarts, to always be the first to know about upcoming events!