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    You’re invited! Its Pippi’s after-Christmas party, where all the kids in the village are welcome, and no grumpy grown-ups are allowed! Join Pippi and her friends Annika and Tommy on one of her over-the-top adventures where surprises, cream cakes and new friends are around every corner! Just in time for the holidays, this show offers live music and lots of playful action!

    Pollyanna Theatre once again presents their highly acclaimed production for children and families about Civil Rights, Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin. Best suited for children ages eight and up and their families, this powerful play follows the field trip adventures of a group of 4th grade students who are visiting a history museum but are surprised by what happens when people from iconic images come to life and tell them their personal stories. These characters entertain and enlighten; taking the next generation of theatre goers on a fascinating journey through the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Get your tickets today as they are limited!


    The unique partnership between Pollyanna Theatre and LBJ Library was sparked in 2014 after Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Founder and Artistic Director of Pollyanna Theatre Company, and Gregory were invited to a Civil Rights Summit in 2014 at the Library, attended by President Obama and former Presidents Carter and Clinton. Judy ended up sitting next to an avid Civil Rights advocate also dedicated to education; Dr. Bernice King – youngest child of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Pollyanna later received an invitation to perform in the LBJ Auditorium from Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Library and Museum who saw the original production and participated in the post-show talkback.

    What: Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin


    February 15, 2017 at 11:30 am
    February 16, 2017 at 9:30 and 11:30 am
    February 17, 2017 at 9:30 and 11:30 am
    February 18, 2017 at 2 pm (This performance is FREE and and requires no tickets or RSVP)

    Where: LBJ Library Auditorium on the UT campus, 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705

    For more information on Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! or Pollyanna Theatre Company, visit

    We don’t have many opportunities to see snow here in Austin, Texas. But at the Scottish Rite Theater, in the month of December, it’s guaranteed to snow a little bit! This Saturday is your last opportunity to watch SNOW QUEEN 2: Riddle of Eternity at one of the oldest theaters in town.


    Gabby ventures into the virtual world of a video game called “Snow Queen 2: Riddle of Eternity” determined to reclaim her best friend Kyle who has fallen under its gaming spell.

    Austin composer/musician Laura Freeman returns with this all new musical for young audiences just in time for the holidays. This modern-day take on the classic Snow Queen fairy tale deals with themes of friendship, climate change, and gaming. And who knows? It might even snow again at Scottish Rite as it did last year!

    When: December 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street
    Cost: $12 for ages 12 and up, $8 for children

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