Big Shows & Performances in July/August

We have a wide variety of big shows and events for this summer at the Library, including a series of Thursday evening performances!

Magic Rocks! with Illusionist Leon Etienne
All ages
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – July 13
Illusionist Leon Etienne was a quarter finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, winner of CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us! and SyFy's Wizard Wars, and has astounded audiences on CW’s Masters of Illusion and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Leon has performed at Radio City Music Hall, headlined in Las Vegas, and blown minds at dozens of legendary venues around the globe.

Wonka’s Wondershow
Children, Families
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – July 20
Hilarious entertainer David Engel returns to the Library as the mysterious and eccentric inventor Wonka! Full of laughs, magic, audience participation and zaniness, don't miss Wonka's Wondershow!

Science Heroes: Saving Earth Together STEM Show
Children, Families
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – July 25
Talewise presents  this action-packed story where two unlikely heroes work together to save their town (and the planet) from a super-polluting mastermind! Throughout the adventure, volunteers will help the performer conduct several exciting science experiments that bring this story to life! Together we’ll explore Newton’s Laws of Motion, air pressure, chemical reactions, and more!

Green Golly and Her Golden Flute Performance
Children, Families
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – July 26
Green Golly, a girl like Rapunzel, is locked in a tower, and is so enthusiastic that everything that whizzes by her window inspires her to sing! Unfortunately, she has a terrible voice –so the witch gives her a golden flute hoping to stop the racket. Being that the girl is stuck in the tower all day long with nothing to do – she practices – until she becomes an amazing flutist! Ultimately she escapes the tower and goes on tour – but not before practicing so much that she misses meeting the Prince, plays her first duet with the unbelievably old and incredibly wrinkled Vlotek the Gypsy, wrangles with the wackiest of witches and learns wisdom from Mousey Tongue – the tiny philosopher who lives in the walls of children’s rooms and comes out when all seems lost .

Taikoza Japanese Drums and Flutes Performance
All ages
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – July 27
Roughly translated, “Taiko” means “big drums” and that’s exactly what this performance brings. Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear the 150 lb. Taiko drums give a thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions with big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy alongside the Shakuhachi and the Fue (Japanese bamboo flutes).

Jumpin’ Jamie Concert
Children, Families
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – August 3
Kindie rocker Jumpin’ Jamie returns for a super high-energy musical show with puppets and fun!

Casey Carle's BubbleMania!
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – August 5th
Children, Families
BUBBLEMANIA! A bit of comedy, some jazzy music, and superior bubbling make Casey Carle’s one-man show a hit with the whole family. Among his tricks are a cube bubble, bubble Ping-Pong, fog-filled bubble sculptures, and enveloping an audience member inside a gigantic bubble.

Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak Performance
Children, Families
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – August 8
Traveling Lantern Theater Co. presents Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak. Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great great uncle's story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to visit one of the beautiful, kind, wise old apple trees that Johnny planted so long ago to ask how she can help. The tree teaches her that her voice is needed to bring people together to do the right thing.

The Jester Jim Show
All ages
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – August 10
The one, the only, Jester Jim returns for a juggling, balancing, beat boxing, astounding show!

Intro to Opera
Ages 3-13
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – August 15
Actors are needed to assist Anne Tormella, Opera Singer and Artistic Director of Manhattan Lyric Opera, to perform in three or four opera scenes! Lear about the opera and take part in the performance! No singing or prior rehearsal required, props and costumes are provided. Children are needed to play the parts of fairies, maidens, pirates, mad scientists, a mechanical doll and more! Parents and teenagers are welcome to participate and help out in scenes as well!

Many of these programs are supported by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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