Kids Culture 12.01.11

Visions of Sugar Plums
    Two dance companies will offer their takes on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” on Friday, Dec. 9, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11.

    In East Hampton at Guild Hall, the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s production will feature performances by the school’s young dancers as well as professional guest artists. Choreography is by Sara Jo Strickland, costumes are by Yuka Silvera, and lighting design is by Sebastian Paczynski.

    Show times are Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Dec. 10 at 1 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12.

    Two local ballerinas will share the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in a production staged by the Conservatory of Ballet and Danse Arts at the Southampton High School auditorium. They are Sarah Talmage, an East Hampton High School senior and a student at the Bridgehampton ballet studio from the age of 3, and Ciena Quinn, a Bridgehampton senior who has studied at the studio since she was 6.

    The role of the prince will be danced by a professional guest artist, Leonel Linares.

    Southampton show times are Dec. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15, $10 for children 4 to 16, and free for children under 3.

It’s A Wonderful Play
    Serena Seacat will direct an adaptation of the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at East Hampton High School this weekend.

    Performances are tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. The production will be staged in the high school auditorium.

Let it Snow
    Puppetkabob Productions will present “The Snowflake Man” on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. The puppet show, a true tale based on the story of Snowflake Bently of Vermont, features live acting, marionettes, watercolor landscapes, and music. Tickets are $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3. The theater is at 4 Hampton Street.

Student Art at the Parrish
    The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton will open this year’s student art exhibit, “Students View American Portraits,” with a free reception on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at which there will be face painting, a circus performer, and refreshments.

    Students from schools including the Bridgehampton School, the East Hampton Middle School, the Ross School, the Sag Harbor Elementary School, the Southampton Elementary School, the Southampton Intermediate School, the Montessori School in Southampton, and the Tuckahoe School took part. They toured the museum’s last show, “American Portraits: Treasures From the Parrish Art Museum,” and used the mediums, methods, subjects, and themes from it in their own work.

    The work is by students in prekindergarten through eighth grade, and the show will be up through Jan. 15. An exhibit of work by high schoolers will open on Jan. 29.

Melodious Sing-Along
    Miss Melody will be at Sangha Yoga in Montauk today to lead a sing-along for students in prekindergarten, second, third, and fourth grades from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Kindergartners and first graders will join the fun from 3:15 to 4. The event is sponsored by Montauk Youth, and admission is free.

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