Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spotlight: April is a fun month for families at the Orpheum

We're making it easy to get out and about with the kids this April!

The 2014-2015 Family Series wraps up with Spot, the most famous and beloved dog in children's literature. On April 10, follow Spot to his father’s farm, where all the animals have gone missing. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need the audience’s help to find the animals and bring them back to the farm. Spot’s show-stopping tunes and incredible puppetry will enchant viewers and highlight the importance of working together to solve problems. 

Come early for some fun pre-show activities with our education department, including making puppets and working on a mural. Like all of our education shows, Spot has a handy downloadable study guide, so you can make your own puppets ahead of time and bring them to the show, or get your art supplies out for the coloring page showing Spot and his friends on their way to the farm.

Spot is the perfect show for children in pre-K through 2nd grade, and runs about 50 minutes. Tickets for Spot start at only $15, and special discounts are available if you're booking a group of 10 or more. Our student matinee field trip shows are almost sold out, and great seats are still left for our family show! Click here for tickets or more information.

Coming up April 17-19, Ballet Memphis' Swan Lake, the dance world's most iconic story of good and evil, returns to the Orpheum stage for the first time in 15 years. Staged fresh for a new generation of ballet goers, the famous Tchaikovsky score and Ballet Memphis' brilliant cast eloquently narrate the tale of the beautiful maiden Odette transformed into a swan by an evil magician, and the price who swears his enduring love for her. 

Whether this is your first ballet or your all-time favorite, this is your moment to be a part of the dance world's legacy. Swan Lake's study guide not only provides classrooms lessons, but provides a look at the story and creation of Swan Lake at Ballet Memphis. Students and teachers from around the area will get to see the show early on April 17 as part of the Student Matinee Series.

Swan Lake plays at 7:30pm Friday, April 17, and 7:30pm Saturday, April 18, with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, April 19. Tickets start at just $9.50! Click here for tickets or more information, or visit

We hope to see you here with your family as we wrap up another wonderful Family Series! Stay tuned for details about the next amazing season of family shows -- and new performances in the Orpheum Centre for Performing Arts & Education.

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