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Westport Country Playhouse To Host Family Festivities Series

“Circo Comedia” is coming to the Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 15. The Playhouse is set to host a kick-off party for the new season on Nov. 10.
“Circo Comedia” is coming to the Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 15. The Playhouse is set to host a kick-off party for the new season on Nov. 10. Photo Credit: Courtesy Westport County Playhouse

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Country Playhouse is inviting residents to its Family Festivities Kick-Off Party in November.

The free party starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Westport Country Playhouse to celebrate the Playhouse's upcoming Family Festivities Series starting on Nov. 17, according to a news release. The series promises to feature musicals based on children’s classic stories, including “Madeline and the Bad Hat,” and an adaptation of Broadway’s “Seussical,” and "daredevil acrobatics, magic, puppetry, and glowing electroluminescent creatures," according to the release.

"At the Kick-Off Party, the Playhouse and community partners will host a variety of activities for kids including an opportunity to dress up and pose on the Playhouse stage, demos and activities by Sportsplex Fairfield, activities from Westport Library, and face painting," representatives said in the release. "Tasty nibbles will be offered with free samples from Planet Fuel, Yumnuts and o.a.t.s granola, along with additional concessions available for purchase."

Companion books and one-day-only ticket offers also will be available during the kick-off party, according to the release.

“We’re thrilled to kick off our 2013 - 2014 season of theater for young audiences with six shows representing the best of children’s theater from all across North America,” Angela Marroy Boerger, Playhouse director of education and community programs, said in the release. “These shows draw on both classic and new works of literature, as well as original tales, and combine with the imaginative materials of the theater to bring stories to life. We can’t wait to introduce our youngest audience members to the wondrous world of theater in this new series of shows.”

“Madeline and the Bad Hat” opens at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 with “Circo Comedia” starting 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and "Dino-Light" in January and "Sleeping Beauty Dreams" in February, according to the release.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1 in Westport.

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