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Family Discovery Series Performance at Weis Center

Jan 09, 2017 10:59AM ● By Erica Shames
The Weis Center will kick-off its spring performing arts season with a Family Discovery Series performance, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories, on Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is suggested for ages 3-8.

The entertaining and educational hour-long performance is sponsored, in part, by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg.

Patrons are encouraged to come early. Prior to the performance, from 12 noon-1 p.m. the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will host free kids activities in the Lobby including a giant interactive mural, mask-making and a light box station.

Mermaid’s much-anticipated new production, A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories By Eric Carle, will bring together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle's most beloved tales.

First published in 1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle, and has served to help hundreds of thousands of toddlers to associate colours and meanings to objects. Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue-paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid’s adaption generates fresh appreciation of the endearing cast of characters.

The poignant story of a young girl's unusual quest, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, has been delighting young audiences since its publication in 1986.

Rounding out the three-story performance, Mermaid’s well-travelled The Very Hungry Caterpillar (veteran of more than 2,000 performances) eats his way through the week on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

Los Angeles Times says, “A quiet delight... brought to memorable life.”

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $5 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2016-17 Season is a Bluegrass performance, The HillBenders Present Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. 

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