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The Jungle Book: Kids Edition

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Theatre for kids, by kids! The Hilliard Arts Council is gearing up for our special children’s theatre production – The Jungle Book! In this action-packed adaptation of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he discovers he is actually human, he must learn how to reconcile these very different identities and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. Baloo, a sloth bear, and Bagheera, a black panther, decide to follow Mowgli in his quest and train him in the Law of the Jungle to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal throughout the jungle. Shere Khan is the nasty rogue tiger who believes no humans deserve the protection of jungle animals and should be killed. Performances: April 8 at 10 am April 8 at 3 pm April 9 at 3 pm At the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026 Tickets: Adults $15 Students (Grade 12 and under) $5 Seniors $12 For more information: Email The Hilliard Arts...

Hairspray!

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Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15, 2002. In 2003, it won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on January 4, 2009. Hairspray has also had national tours, a London West End production, and numerous foreign productions and was adapted as a 2007 musical film. The London production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other...

Pop Up Art Studio

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When you are walking in and around Hilliard, keep your eye out for our Pop Up Art Studio! What is it? An interactive art experience where families can explore a variety of art activities. Some projects are make and take and others will be collaborative. These are FREE explorations of painting, stitching, decorating, sculpting, inventing, with so many possibilities for surprises every time you find us! Managed and co-created by HAC member and art teacher Becky Rehbeck, Pop Up Art Studio is scheduled to appear at a variety of places around town on its own and in coordination with Hilliard Park & Recs, and the Hilliard Arts Council. We hope to see you pop in for your own creative experience. 2020 Dates:  April 25, 2020 Earth Day Celebration has been cancelled due to Covid-19 stay home order.   We’ll hope to see you there next year! Virtual Art!  Posting online April 17 – in conjunction with Hilliard Recreation and Parks look for a PopUp Art Studio video for some art making fun! Watch  for more dates coming soon! If you have questions, please contact us at...