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Best Baltimore Concert Guides For Kids

December 22, 2010 7:23 AM

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Looking for ways to entertain your kids while instilling some love and appreciation for the arts? Then check out our top five concert and arts venues, where your children are guaranteed an amazing, culturally enriching experience. – Roxana Bardan

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The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

12 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-7400
www.france-merrickpac.com

A former venue for vaudeville, the newly restored center features incredible performances geared toward all ages. And what’s best is that in 2011, SHREK THE MUSICAL will take the stage at the Hippodrome, bringing America’s favorite ogre story to Baltimore. The musical is appropriate for all ages, so make sure to check website for tickets and dates.

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
www.mdhallarts.org

The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts has been offering multi-disciplinary arts opportunities and programs since 1979, thus promoting the community participation in arts education, visual and performing arts. The MHCA classes for children of all ages focus on performances, crafts and music lessons, meant to enrich the creative spirit of the next generations. See website for calendar of events and much more.

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Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

140 W. Mt Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-5086
www.lyricoperahouse.com

The Lyric Opera House offers numerous education and outreach programs for students of all age groups, such as The Opera Bears and Puppets and Papageno, both suggested for grades pre-K to two. The Lyric Workshops portraying African-American Heroes in Songs are initiatives meant to celebrate the lives of African-American singers who have or have had a great impact on opera performances development. Check their website for schedule of events, opera a-la-carte and much more.

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CENTERSTAGE

700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 986-4000
www.centerstage.org/education

CENTERSTAGE offers a great variety of performances and concerts for kids of all ages, among which include backstage tours and school matinees. Their current show is The Wiz, a funky musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic, featuring famous Motown melodies. CENTERSTAGE also promotes a yearly Young Playwrights Festival for Maryland students, grades one through 12. Check website for schedule of events, teachers and students’ discounts as well as parents’ guidelines for the 2010-2011 show season.

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BSO Education Department

1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 783-8100
www.bsomusic.org/bsokids

Recognized internationally as a “preeminent place” among the world’s greatest orchestras, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is also famous around for its children concerts and educational programs. In order to support the orchestra’s commitment to music education, BSO Kids features numerous programs including the Mid-Week Education Concert held at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, which is geared toward three age groups. The BSO Kids offers an after-school program named ORCHKids, and, also, side by side and family friendly concerts. Check their website for more information on kids’ concerts and future calendar of events.

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