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Toronto Fringe 2012 for the Kids: ROCKgarden Party July 5-14

From a media release:

ROCKgarden PARTY
July 5-14, 2012
as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival


Can music bring the rain? When the wind howls and a rock talks, will you listen enough to join the Garden Groms and Pixies? Little Fingers Music presents ROCKgarden Party, a highly interactive children’s musical created by Charlie Kert, (with additional material by Justin Ross and Megan Nadain) playing at the Palmerston Library as part of FRINGEKIDS! at the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5-14, 2012.

Inspired in part by the UK National Trust list "50 Things To Do Before You're 12", ROCKGarden Party aims to encourage the next generation to get offline and out into the garden. Tickets are available beginning June 15 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

SkaterDude, an urbanite, loses his way while searching for a rock concert and winds up in a rock garden. Feeling like a fish out of water without the comforts of the city, SkaterDude eventually changes his tune after meeting creatures of the garden Jack in the Green, Earth Angel, and the lonely Talking Rock. Through these new friends SkaterDude learns to appreciate the beauty of the natural world.

ROCKgarden Party was created by Charlie Kert, an aging hipster skateboarder who has been writing and performing music for over 10 years. During a songwriting workshop, Charlie and his students created a song about urban vs. rural life. This planted the seed in Charlie’s mind to modify his rock-concert-style trio performance into a multi-character, plot-driven musical play about music and magic and their connection to nature.

ROCKgarden Party features writer/performer/educator Charlie Kert as SkaterDude alongside Megan Nadain (Event Horizon Dance; Godot Arts Productions; Typecast Dance Company) as Earth Angel and Justin Ross (Life Blown Open) as Jack in the Green. Andrew Joseph Richardson (Cascade Theatre, Shakespeare in the Ruff), directs ROCKgarden Party. Employing up-and-coming Toronto musicians, the Little Fingers Music school is a creative haven for budding songwriters and rock stars. ROCKgarden Party marks their Fringe debut.

ROCKgarden Party

Venue: Palmerston Library (560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto)

Performances:

Thu July 5 – 2:30pm
Fri July 6 - 11:30am
Sun July 8 – 12:45pm
Mon July 9 – 7:45pm  
Tue July 10 – 6:00pm
Thu July 12 – 2:30pm
Fri July 13 – 6:15pm
Sat July 14 – 11:30am

Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Tickets:
Adults $10, Children (under 12 years of age) $6, at the door (cash only)
Or in advance via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1

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