Kids Culture

Alyx Tortorice will appear in the title role in the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s production of “Cinderella” at Guild Hall this weekend.

    The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will debut its original spring ballet of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.
    Sara Jo Strickland, the director of the school, choreographed the production, which sports costumes designed and sewn by Yuka Silvera, lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski, and a full set. The performers range in age from young students to seasoned professionals.
    Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Box seats and group rates are also available. Tickets can be reserved in advance by e-mailing

Cinco de Mayo,
Y Mas!

    To celebrate the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will offer up a family fiesta next Thursday with Mexican crafts, a pinata, a performance by the local Tenochtitlan Dance Group, and south of the border delicacies. The party is from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to all. Olé!
    Tired of those old kids’ books you’ve read a million times? The library will host a children’s book swap on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Children 7 and older can take in their old books and take home some “new” ones. Refreshments will be served.

Goat on a Boat
    Sag Harbor’s Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will bring its antics to two East Hampton restaurants this spring. On Mondays starting next week and through May 23, Goat on a Boat will perform free live shows at Cittanuova on Newtown Lane at 4:30 p.m. On Mondays, from May 30 through June 20, the puppets will move down the road a bit to Rowdy Hall, with shows also at 4:30 in the afternoon.
    Kids who attend the shows will receive a $5 meal coupon good until 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays. Other Goat on a Boat events can be found at

Dorothy and Toto Onstage
    Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will present “The Wizard of Oz” at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor starting tomorrow night at 7:30 and continuing on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Laura Nikolich, a senior at Southampton High School, stars as Dorothy, and Toto is played by Lily Spellman, who performed as Helen Keller at Bay Street last fall. The cost is $15.