Family Theater Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) ​- Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey and Erika Rose – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Family Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is one of my favorite hidden gems in Orange County.  Tickets are only $20 and every show has free coordinating activities in the lobby an hour before curtain.  This is a great, low-stress way to introduce your children to theater and live entertainment.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

These shows are in the smaller Samueli Theater (not the main big theater where the Broadway tours play).  This smaller theater setting offers parents a more casual atmosphere where kids are allowed to be kids.  The lighting is turned up and it is normal for kids to move around if necessary.  Most of the time, the actors will meet in the lobby after the show allowing kids a personal experience with the people on the stage.

 

BEEP (March 14 and 15)

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

From Australia’s renowned Windmill Theatre Company comes a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little featuring Beep: “the most endearing robot of them all” (The Adelaide Review). With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.

Friendship is a breeze with our Beep pre-show activities! Create your own puppet robot friend and test out your building skills with our Rigamajig playground. Learn all about wind power and take home your very own pinwheel to share with a friend! Make sure to charge up and join us an hour before showtime to join in on all the fun!

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

WHEN: 

  • Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. (sensory friendly/relaxed) and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theater
  • 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS:  $20 (all seats)

  • Online at scfta.org
  • In Person – The Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Phone – (714) 556-2787
  • Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236

 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

pigeon-musical_TEMP-FINALSegerstrom Center for the Arts and The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour present Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical March 21 and 22 in Samueli Theater. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award–winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Tom Warburton, and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers comes fresh from its world premiere in Washington, DC.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) – Christopher Michael Richardson and Evan Casey – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Don’t let the Pigeon miss the pre-show activities! Fly on in to Samueli lobby to create your own Mo Willems style storybook. Be inspired with a pop up library of Mo Willems books provided by our friends at OC Public Libraries and be sure to hop on our bus themed photo op. Arrive an hour before show time to enjoy a busload of fun!

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) – Christopher Michael Richardson, Felicia Curry, Hasani Allen, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey and Erika Rose – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

 

 

WHEN: 

  • Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. (sensory friendly/relaxed) and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theater
  • 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS:  $20 (all seats)

  • Online at scfta.org
  • In Person – The Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Phone – (714) 556-2787
  • Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236

 

3-D Theatrical’s Production of Kinky Boots Coming to Cerritos Center for Performing Arts February 14-March 1

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The Cast of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS performing at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Disclosure:  I received two comped media tickets in exchange for a review.

As 3-D Theatricals always says, Broadway is closer than you think!  3-D Theatricals is an Orange County Theater Non-Profit that is committed to bringing Broadway caliber theater to our own backyard.  What makes 3-D Theatricals so unique is that they use the original Broadway set design by David Rockwell and costume design by Gregg Barnes, with lighting design by Jean Yves Tessier, and sound design by Jack Hayback.

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LUKAS POOST and THE CAST of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS February 14 – March 1, 2020 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

KINKY BOOTS tells the tale of Charlie Price, who is struggling to save his family factory from closure, and Lola the entertainer who tries to help him with wild ideas. The unlikely pair create a snazzy line of stilettos that lights the world on fire, and in the course of it all both learn valuable lessons about compassion and accepting each other’s differences.

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CORNELIUS JONES JR. and THE CAST of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS February 14 – March 1, 2020 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Reasons Why You Need to see KINKY BOOTS with 3-D Theatricals

  • 👢 This cast could EASILY tour as a North American Broadway tour and it would sell out every single show.
  • 👢 Cyndi Lauper wrote the music to KINKY BOOOTS and Emily @emilygoglia (who plays Lauren) will have you CRACKING UP with her song “The History of Wrong Guys”
  • 👢 The Angels are the most amazing group of Drag Queens (one played by the one and only Jake @jakedupree) and if you’ve been to shy to go to a Drag Show, here is your chance.
  • 👢 This cast is part of our Orange County / Los Angeles community so we would be so blessed to support our fellow artists (hey Candice @candibeethatsme and Dayna @thedrpepperprincess you are amazing 🥰)
  • 👢 This show will teach you that the way you can change the world is by changing your mind. What a great way to learn diversity and inclusion 🌈
  • KINKY BOOTS is no longer playing in New York an it does not tour either, so basically THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to see this amazing show.
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LUKAS POOST in 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTSFebruary 14 – March 1, 2020Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

WHEN:  February 14 – March 1

  • Friday, February 14, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 15, 8:00,
  • Sunday, February 16, 2:00
  • Friday, February 21, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 22, 2:00 and 8:00
  • Sunday, February 23, 2:00
  • Thursday, February 27, 7:30
  • Friday, February 28, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 29, 2:00 and 8:00
  • Sunday, March 1, 2:00

WHERE:  Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts: 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703

TICKETS:  start at $25 and can be purchased at 3dtheatricals.org

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3-D Theatricals’ 2019-2020 season will also include the two-time Tony Award-winning musical, Disney’s Newsies (May 1-17, 2020), and the West Coast regional debut of the sumptuous and award-winning Lincoln Center Theater physical production for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning classic, The King and I.

A Bronx Tale coming to Orange County March 10-22

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The Company of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations are pleased to
announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 – 22, 2020.

Reasons Why You Should See A BRONX TALE

  • Alen Menken, the musical genius behind Disney Classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Newsies wrote the music for A BRONX TALE
  • Robert Dinero was personally invested in this show
  • 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will be playing  Lorenzo in the North American Tour.
  • Critics also say this is like “West Side Story” meets “In the Heights”
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Alec Nevin as Calogero and Kayla Jenerson as Jane in A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007–2008 Season.

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The Company of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus a caption

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

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Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Trey Murphy as Young C and the Cast of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will play Lorenzo, with Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Alec Nevin as  Calogero, Kayla Jenerson as Jane, Stefanie Londino as Rosina and George Vickers V as Tyrone. Anthony Cipolla and Trey Murphy will play Young Calogero.

Ticket Information

 March 10 – 22, 2020 

Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets –          Start at $26
In Person –      The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Online –            SCFTA.org
Phone –            (714) 556-2787
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

For tour dates and more, please visit BronxTaleMusical.com. Follow Bronx Tale on Twitter: @BXTaleMusical, Instagram: @BronxTaleMusical, or on Facebook: BXTMusical. 

Jurassic World Live Tour Coming to Orange County and Los Angeles This Summer

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Brace yourself for a new species of live entertainment 65 million years in the making!

Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be debuting in SoCal this summer playing Honda Center in Anaheim from July 9–12 followed by STAPLES Center in Downtown LA from July 17–19.

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With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life with dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than 40 feet in length, taking center stage off the big screen onto the arena floor.  The production features more than 20 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, each custom built with the latest technology, scientific precision and Hollywood studio quality.  With scale, speed and ferocity, the animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs deliver colossal, edge-of-your-seat excitement that brings the Jurassic World park right to your hometown.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable musical score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley…but then your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus Rex escapes and causes chaos in the park!  The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save an all-new dinosaur named Jeanie from a terrible fate.

With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline that takes place between the Jurassic World and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movies, this all-new live adventure is guaranteed to to take fans on a larger-than-life immersive journey and make family memories that will last another 65 million years.

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A N A H E I M

WHEN:  July 9 – 12, 2020

  • Thursday, July 9, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 11,11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 12, 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

 TICKETS:  Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

  • Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue Box Office
  • *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

 L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN:  July 17 – 19, 2020

  • Friday, July 17, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS:  Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

  • Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office
  • *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

For more show info please visit jurassicworldlivetour.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JurassicWorldLiveTour/

Twitter: @JWlivetour

Instagram: @jurassicworldlivetour

#JurassicWorldLive

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces Spring Lineup of Dance Programming

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2020 – Photo by Geoff Burke

Four great dance tours are coming to Segerstrom Center of the Arts!

  • American Ballet Theatre’s Of Love and Rage (March 5-8)
  • Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2020 (March 25)
  • Ailey II Alvin Ailey Amercan Dance Theater (April 11)
  • The Best of Dance: Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance (April 25)
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell in Of Love and Rage – Photo by Erin Baiano.

American Ballet Theatre: Of Love and Rage – World Premiere
Artistic Director: Kevin McKenzie
March 5 – 8, 2020
Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $26.

Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, based on Chariton’s novel Callirhoe
Music: Aram Khachaturian, arranged by Philip Feeney, performed live by Pacific Symphony
Set and Costume Design: Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Design: Duane Schuler

Inspired by the earliest romance novel from Greek antiquity, this World Premiere created by Alexei Ratmansky, today’s foremost choreographer will be one of the dance world’s most important events of the year. Star-crossed lovers journey on the high seas in an enthralling tale of abductions, shipwrecks and mistaken identities as the exceptionally beautiful Callirhoe is reunited with her dashing hero. Drawing from the Greek ideals of beauty and harmony, the past connects to the present in a remarkable new production from “the most gifted choreographer in classical ballet today” (The New York Times).

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Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2020
March 25, 2020
Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $49.

America’s favorite dance show is going back on tour this year with Dancing with the Stars Live Tour 2020. The longest running tour to date will be dancing through Segerstrom Center for the Arts on March 25, 2020 in Segerstrom Hall. Celebrity contestant Kate Flannery (The Office) will be joining the show and wowing audiences across the country by performing fan-favorite routines from this past season.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Ailey II – Photo by Nir Arieli

Ailey II
Artistic Director: Troy Powell
April 11, 2020
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25.

Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1974, Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the finest young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in America under the leadership of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

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The Best of Dance: Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance
April 25, 2020
Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $39.

A one-night-only event, the top three dance shows on American television have joined forces to provide an incredible evening of entertainment! The stars of these amazing shows will perform along with some very special guests. Whether you enjoy ballet, Bollywood, ballroom or break dancing, you’ll experience a never-before-seen evening of your favorite artists from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance!

 

How to Talk to Your Children About Diversity and Representation

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With @barbie, you can be 💖ANYTHING💖 I chose this Barbie to recreate a costume because it reminded me of so many if my kids’ aunties who have pastel hair. It was a quick reusable DIY using removable vinyl and a fun wig I found on Amazon.

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Mattel sent us these toys for free to review.  Barbie has come a long way from the 1950s. The #Barbie #Fashionistas line is now the most diverse doll line on the market. It was not lost on me that they launched 6 new Babie Fashionistas (including a beautiful new Black Barbie with vitiligo) in time for Black History Month.

Why does that man have long hair?  Is he a girl?

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The following is an actual conversation that I had on the fly with my 4 year old daughter.

Her:  “Mom, look at his hair!  Wait, is this doll girl?”

Me:  “What do you think?” (ask this to gauge where their mindset is)

Her:  “No!  He’s not a girl.”

Me:  “He just has long hair.” (make observations)  

Her:  “Boys and girls can have long hair.”

Me:  “I guess we can’t ask his pronouns, since he’s a doll.” (in retrospect, I should have used the non-binary term they, but I was thinking in the moment).  “You can play however you want.  Do you want this doll to be a boy or a girl?”

I strive to raise my kids to not shy away from non-binary, LGBTQ+, or gender norms.  Especially since we are in an age where we celebrate diversity, it’s important to teach our kids how to live in a world of gray areas.  It is completely normal for kids to be curious and to ask questions.  Don’t be weird about it, answer to the best of your ability, and if you are not sure, find out together.  It is better to have these conversations in a safe space than to raise kids who shut down in situations like these.

What if my kids don’t want a Black Barbie?

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I get it.  It is human nature to gravitate towards things that are familiar or that remind you of yourself.  It sounds funny, but how you treat these dolls is a direct representation of how you treat people of the same color.  To be honest, my daughters were not immediately drawn to the Barbie with vitiligo.  I picked her up and told my daughters that I thought this one was the prettiest because she had the most unique skin.  The following aren’t specific questions and reactions that my kids had, but they are scenarios that I’d imagine would come up.  

“But Mom, that one looks weird.  Her skin is splotchy.”  No, Honey, that’s from a condition called “vitiligo”.  It means she gets to have many colors of skin and that’s something that makes her special.  SHE’S THE RAREST ONE.  (Kid’s like things that are rare, amirite?)

“I don’t like that one because it doesn’t look like me.”  Look, kid, we can’t have eleventy billion Asian dolls, okay?  And look at our friends.  Not all of them are half-Asian right?  If we only have one type of doll, or one type of friends, we’re missing out on getting to know a lot of different people’s stories.

“I do like her fanny pack.”  Yeah, me too.  She has exquisite taste in fashion.

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If you deny your children having diverse toys, you are telling them that they don’t matter to you.  When I had the opportunity to visit @mattel headquarters, I was able to meet with some toy designers, many of them who were Asian. I told them how refreshing it was to see so many women of color on the creative team, but also asked them why we aren’t seeing as much representation in the dolls. To be frank, they simply explained that they have to produce things that the market will buy.  One simple way to teach your kids the importance of diversity is by buying these dolls.  

💖HERE’S THE THING.💖 Let your wallet speak for where your convictions lie. I was talking to Carly @lipglossandcrayons about this the other day, and she was saying how it can be difficult teaching her blonde hair blue eyed child the importance of diversity. We realized that these beautifully different Barbies are less than $8 in store. You can spend $8 showing companies like @mattel that representation is important to you. Even more so, you’re showing your kids that people of color deserve a spot in your home.

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Thank you @mattel and @barbie for starting a conversation and allowing everyone a spot at the table.  For more about me and my family, find us on instagram @littlegraythread

Everything You Need to Know about Knott’s Peanuts Celebration

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Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm is one of our FAVORITE seasons because of all the character interaction!  There are so many ways that your kids can become part of the celebration with these unique kid participation activities.  These activities only take place on Knott’s Peanuts Celebration days (weekends through March 1 with extra days on February 10, 14, and 17).

Welcome Spike to Knott’s Berry Farm!

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Did you know that Snoopy has brothers and sisters from the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?Spike is Snoopy’s brother, and he has come all the way from Needles to meet guests for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration!  You can find Spike in Calico Square in between the Cowboy Jamboree Games and in the evening for the Discoteca Silencio in Fiesta Village.

Sketch School

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Located in the Bird Cage Theater in Ghost Town (right by the school house), Animator Noel teaches you how to draw different Peanuts characters throughout the day.  Upon entering, everyone gets their own clipboard, paper and pencil to draw along.  Kids are also invited to sit on the stage with Noel during the demonstration.  Noel is a wealth of knowledge about the Peanuts comic strip and he is a joy to talk to after the show.  He might even let you sit in the Animator’s chair for a photo!  Since this is an indoor activity, this is perfect for when the weather is too hot, too cold, or too wet.

“Space Beagle” Camp Snoopy Show

Our favorite Camp Snoopy Theater celebrating NASA has returned!  This fun show features Lucy, Charlie Brown, two NASA astronauts, and everyone’s favorite Space Beagle, Snoopy!  There are a couple interactive parts of the show where the kids are invited to take a moonwalk with the characters and help keep an eye out for Woodstock martians.  The Camp Snoopy Theater is located in the heart of Camp Snoopy, right by the airplane ride.  You can find Camp Snoopy if you turn right immediately after entering the main gates.  Space Beagle plays every day, not just on Knott’s Peanuts Celebration days.

NEW! “Happiness Is…” Daytime Character Show

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On the Calico Main Stage just past the train tracks is the NEW daytime show “Happiness Is…”  This is a high energy song and dance show featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, and Peppermint Patty.  This show celebrates how people are unique and different and how that is a beautiful thing.  Keep an eye out for some cool trampoline stunts, too!

Pig Pen with a real Pigs in a Pen

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Pig Pen made his Knotts Berry Farm debut last year, and we are so happy he is back with his pig friends in the stables!  Along with the horses and Brutus the mule, you can meet a handful a little real piglets in true Pig Pen fashion.  Pig Pen is only available for meet and greets during weekends for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration.

Cowboy Jamboree with Franklin and Linus

Kids can participate in mini games with Franklin and Linus in their horse vests in Calico Square right outside of the saloon.  Activities are different all throughout the day, so you’ll want to keep checking back!  When we visited, they participate in an egg race and had their try at roping cattle.  Franklin and Linus are available for photos after the games.

Spike’s Discoteca de Silencio

After the sun sets at 5:00, head over to Fiesta Village for a Silent Disco!  Each person on the dance floor gets a personal set of headphones that pipes in music.  Dance with your friends to the same song, or choose a genre just for yourself!  To the outside person, it’ll look like everyone is dancing to the beat of their own drum.  Spike also makes an appearance!

“Woodstock’s Music Festival” with Jelly of the Month Club Nighttime Show

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The Calico Mine Stage transforms for Woodstock’s Music Festival with shows at 5:30 and 7:00.  Join roadies Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus as they go through a musical journey of all hound related songs.  My favorite part was seeing all of Woodstock and Snoopy’s costume changes!

Peanuts Characters Surprise Pop-ups

Keep your eyes and ears open, because Schroeder, Lucy, Sally and Peppermint Patty are popping up all over the park!  These special interaction times and locations are not announced on any schedule, but I will say you should hang around the fountain by the train tracks for mini parade and wishing session.  If you hear music coming from the fountain, definitely check it out!

Charlie Brown Day

Charlie Brown Day usually falls on Super Bowl Sunday, and it is a holiday dedicated to the one and only Charlie Brown!  Guests are encouraged to dress in their Charlie Browniest classic yellow shirt with black zig zags.  Commemorative free buttons are handed out upon entry and a group picture is taken on the Calico Mine Stage at 11:00.  It was a great turnout this year!

Seasonal Knott’s Peanuts Celebration Food

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This is almost a complete list of all of the food offerings for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration.  There is also a Boar Sausage that is available at Fireman’s BBQ, “Peppi Fries” fries with mozzarella, marina sauce, and pepperoni from La Papa Loca, and “The Juicy Lucy” cheese stuffed burger with BBQ sauce and onion rings at Coasters.  Here is a list of the Meal-Plan Eligible foods:

  • Peppi Fries (Papa Loca)

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  • Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese (Wagon Wheel Pizza):  ask for an extra plate to make eating way easier!
  • Sweet Chili Thai Pizza (Wagon Wheel Pizza and Sutters Pizza) and Thai Herb and Peanut Pie (Beachy Keens)

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  • Junkyard Dog (Wilderness Broiler)

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  • Sloppy Joe Burger (Boardwalk BBQ)

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  • The Juicy Lucy Burger (Coasters)

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  • Fiesta Dogs has been rethemed to Snoopy’s Dog House featuring 8 new hot dogs, served with a bag of chips
    • Beagle Scout Dog: an all beef dog topped with roasted poblano Mac and Cheese
    • Snoopy Dog:  bacon wrapped dog
    • Andy Dog:  Smoked Bacon wrapped dog, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapenos and cotija cheese carmelized onions
    • The Spike:  an all beef dog with cole slaw, bbq ranch and crumbled doritos
    • The Joe Cool:  Chili, cheddar and onions
    • The Belle Dog:  vegetarian Dog with Corn relish, guacamole and crispy jalapeno bites
    • The Olaf:  foot long topped witih chili, bacon, cheddar, and onions

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