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May 24, 2010, 2:05 am
Filed under: Family Fun

The Adrienne Arsht Center’s final Family Fest of the 09-10 Season was a free afternoon of rock ‘n’roll fun in the Thomson Plaza for the Arts on May 8th.  The outdoor performances began with the cast of City Theatre’s Camp Kappawanna, offering a preview of the new family musical that will premiere in the Carnival Studio Theater  June 17 – 27 with songs by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb and a script by rising national playwright and South Florida native Marco Ramirez.  The outdoor program was rounded out with rock ‘n’ roll hits performed by seven youngsters from Live! Modern School of Music and sing-a-long American folk songs by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band.


Photo by Zaida Sofia Granados

In addition to the performances, families got a chance to attend DJ School in the Peacock Foundation Studio, where kids got to try out their spinning and scratching skills on professional DJ tables.  The rock ‘n’ roll theme carried over in the Craft Corner where kids designed their own  guitars. The ever-popular animal petting zoo and face painting stations rounded out the Plaza activities which also featured LITE FM’s Prize Wheel Giveaway. 

After the outdoor fun, the crowds moved into the Knight Concert Hall for a free performance of Rock Odyssey, a rock musical  style retelling of Homer’s epic The Odyssey in a  high-quality, age-appropriate professional production produced by the Adrienne Arsht Center.   The Adrienne Arsht Center’s Free Family Fest will be back again next season beginning November 6th with outdoor activities and performances and a free main stage production presented especially for families.

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