“Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
This “tale as old as time” offers a great opportunity to bring everyone together for family theatre at its best.
STEVEN SPIELBERG’S 1982 FILM CLASSIC FOR AGES 7+
This widely loved film is about a lonely boy who befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and his attempt to help him find a way home. (2 hours, 1 minute)
Admission is $5 worth of non-perishable food items for the HdG Elementary School Food Pantry.** You will be greeted by costumed volunteers and teachers.
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era — and he isn't in it for the money. In the last 30 years he's copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape "the life of a mental patient," and ending the con isn't so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.
The POV Film Series features a distinguished series of independent documentaries broadcast by PBS.
Admission to the POV Film Series is free but registration is required!
A 1931 SILENT FILM CLASSIC from Charlie Chaplin
Starring Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill
This film lovingly portrays the misadventures of Chaplin’s ‘tramp’ as he meets a blind flower girl on a city street and falls head over heels. Considered one of our greatest films, and perhaps Chaplin’s greatest achievement, City Lights has all the pathos and humanity you expect to find in a Chaplin film.
National Players adapts an Alice in Wonderland for our time: a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projection, and puppets help tell the story of Alice's journey through Wonderland.
National Players is America's longest running touring theatre company, celebrating its 69th season. National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. National Players has performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for nearly three million people.
Take yourself back to a day before television, when radio was king and the human imagination reigned. In the radio play genre, the troupe performs an old-style radio show before a “studio” audience. Just like in radio, actors may play multiple parts and the sound effects are created live before your eyes.
George Bailey grew up a wide-eyed dreamer. He had grand plans to travel the world and build great things. But one circumstance after another kept pulling him back to the small town of his childhood, Bedford Falls. George constantly puts others before himself. But when his self-sacrificing lifestyle causes everything around him to collapse, he finds himself standing on a bridge contemplating ending his own life. Only the intervention of Angel Second Class Clarence Oddbody, who shows George what the world would be like if he had never been born, makes George realize just what a wonderful life he has.
With the advent of World War I, Europe is thrown into a brutal and vicious chaos as men are forced to kill or be killed. While blood soaks the battlefield as Christmas approaches, the men in the trenches of the Western Front face a transformation, however fleeting, toward peace and goodwill. Against all odds, four unlikely individuals from opposing sides (Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis) bond during this bloodless respite to experience the hope and goodness in humanity. (1 hour, 56 minutes)
(Includes pre-concert reception at the Artists' Emporium)-Swing into the Christmas Season as Elio brings his high-caliber entertainment to the stage with this fun-filled, Holiday Spectacular for the whole family! With his silky smooth voice and ringing high notes, Elio delivers this show with an energy and enthusiasm you only see in Vegas style shows. Singing a range of songs from Sinatra, Martin, and Bennett, to Michael Buble, Elton John, and Billy Joel, all mixed in with some Holiday favorites, and peppered with some genuine, light-hearted comedy, this is a show for everyone! To complete the musical extravaganza, and in the true Spirit of the Season, Elio brings the community together by featuring the Havre de Grace High School Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Singers, throughout the show!
Join pianist Duke Thompson and friends for a festival holiday concert. Thompson is a recognized teacher, performer and music administrator. He has performed throughout Canada, the United States and in Japan to rave reviews. His playing has been featured on National Public Radio in the US and Canada.
A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train to meet Santa. The train's conductor and young passengers turn the boy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery. Also: Come early in PJs if you'd like. Meet a very special Santa Claus and take advantage of a photo opportunity!
At 1pm, walk across the street for more fun-filled family events at the Havre de Grace Library (movie ticket holders only).
Free admission for all children under the age of 13 when accompanied by an adult.