Come one! Come all! Creative Arts at Park (CAAP) will present a free Arts Festival for the whole family on Friday, July 27 at the Park School in Brookline. The day-long Festival will feature the work of more than 200 young people in the visual and performing arts from Greater Boston communities such as Needham, Wellesley, Newton, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and more. The festival is the culmination of CAAP’s five-week multi-arts program.
The festival will open at 9 a.m. and feature performances by students ages 7-15 in dance, music, drama, photography, gymnastics, film and video, writing, karate and fencing as well as many exhibits of their work in a variety of visual arts.
The festival will feature three family-friendly shows, two of them musicals.
“Norbert Beany is ACTION MAN!” features a rockin' score by Boston's own Faith Soloway. Meet Norbert Beany, insecure eighth grader, struggling to find his way at Larveigh Junior High. Poor Norbert: his over active imagination conjures up “ACTION MAN!,” the person he’s always wanted to be. But super heroes aren’t exactly what other kids are in to (like, duh!). Norbert meets some unexpected obstacles—and makes some unexpected friends—on his way to both the prom and a happier self, superhero or not.
Packed with humor, hilarity, and heart, the show will be presented on Thursday and Friday evenings, July 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. “Flying Colors” will play at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27. At midday on the 27th, "The Doctor's Daughters," an original oneact in the commedia delle'arte style, will showcase the talents of Boston playwright and director Ezra Flam and a multi-talented cast.
Celebrating its 31st summer, Creative Arts at Park is a multi-arts program for young people. More than 50 professional artists teach students in more than 100 courses in the visual and performing arts.