Thursday, April 4, 2013

April News

Happy Spring! Surrounded by so many signs of nature's renewal, I hope you and your family are finding your own rejuvenation. Here at Red Yarn Productions I'm looking forward to a relatively calm April and May before a busy summer of out-of-town shows and camps. Just a heads up: my regular shows will go on hiatus in June and resume in the fall. I will miss seeing so many of your sweet families each week, but welcome the opportunity to reach families all over Oregon. I'll have some local shows, just not so often.

Some of you have asked when I'm making an album. I'm finally digging into recording this month! I'll post updates on my Facebook page, including information about a community recording session for backing vocals, stomps and claps. I hope to release the album sometime this summer.

Below you'll find my regular show schedule this month, plus info about special events and summer camps for school-age children.

Regular Show Schedule:
Tuesdays from 10:30-11am, $3/walking person
1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15am, $3/walking person
2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 10-10:45am, $5/family
Most Thursdays from 10-10:45am, $5/child (adults are free)
Fridays from 10-10:45am, $5/family

Special Shows & Events:
Family Jam at Friendly House
Friday, April 12
6:30-7:30pm. $5-$10 suggested donation per family.
Families are invited to bring acoustic instruments for a raucous all-ages jam session. All skill levels are welcome!

Sister Tricksters at Sellwood-Moreland Library
Saturday, April 13
11:00-11:45am. 7860 SE 13th Avenue. Free!

Red Yarn presents an exciting new musical puppet show inspired by Robert and Daniel San Souci's book Sister Tricksters. This performance features two of American folklore’s unsung heroines – Molly Cottontail and Sis Goose. Children will sing, dance and act out parts of the show as they enjoy the adventures of these clever female tricksters.

Summer Camps:
"Puppetpalooza" Puppetry Camp at KCLC
August 5-9, $225
Students will build puppets, create a show, see performances by local puppeteers, and visit the Oregon Zoo. 

"Friendly's Got Talent" Music Camp at Friendly House
August 19-23, $235
Students will learn about different music genres, form bands, write and perform songs, and visit PCPA. 

Thank you as always for your continued support. I have to pinch myself each day to believe that I'm living this dream. You and your families make it possible!

Andy Furgeson
Red Yarn Productions