Performances to Grow On
Performances to Grow On
Toys for the Mind

Imagination Celebration
Family Entertainment to Educate and Inspire - in Ojai

The Imagination Celebration Series will offer audiences the opportunity to experience acclaimed performers in theatre, music, and movement.

Not Video games,
not TV,
something more real … more present.

Our world seems to be moving at break-neck speed with its most powerful
impact on our children. We wanted to create a series that takes audiences
to a gentler, dreamy place.

Bigger, Faster, More … not
Just enough imagination,
Just enough excitement,
More than Enough Wonder!

The Imagination Celebration Series … an island away from all the Hustle and Bustle.
Give your child the gift of live performance!

All shows are best for ages 5+. Tickets are $10 for children, $15 for Adults.

There is a $2 handling fee per ticket for all purchases on this page.

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Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets present Sea SongHobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets
Present Sea Song
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00pm
The Ojai Art Center

Kids (≤15) $10, Adults $15 — in Advance
$3 more at the door

Sea Song is the story of a boy discovering nature for the first time through a fascination with the life cycle of the sea turtle.  When a city boy comes to spend his summer at the coast he is suddenly cut off from his digital world and turns his attention to the natural world of a remote coastal beach. Hobey tells the story without words, performing his own hand crafted foam puppets in full view of the audience to the enchanting hang drum music of David Kuckhermann. Following in the style of his classic production Animalia, Sea Song will inspire and delight the audience with the story of the animals that live in the environment where the land meets the sea, where sea turtles, herons, gulls and terns all come to life in the hands of master puppeteer Hobey Ford.
www.loydartists.com | video | puppetry study guide


Workshop:
Making Shadow Puppets with Hobey Ford
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00am
The Ojai Art Center

All tickets $15

This is a fantastic workshop combining art, theatre and writing. It has been presented nationally through the Kennedy Center. All materials are provided. Workshop limited to 25. Ages 5+.
Workshop is 90 minutes.

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Kuniko Yamamoto in Origami TalesOrigami Tales with Kuniko Yamamoto
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:00pm
The Ojai Art Center

Kids (≤15) $10, Adults $15 — in Advance
$3 more at the door

Welcome to the infinite world of Origami! In Japanese, ori- means “to fold” and -gami means “paper”. Using origami, music and audience participation, storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture. In her new show “Origami Tales”, mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers and a dragon—all made from origami—set the stage while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.
kunikotheater.com | video


Workshop:
Paper Folding with Kuniko Yamamoto
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00am
The Ojai Art Center

All tickets $15

In this fun workshop, Kuniko will teach participants
how to make a variety of designs with an emphasis
on imagination. All materials are provided. Workshop is limited to 25. Ages 5+.
The workshop is 90 minutes.
kunikotheater.com/workshops

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Ojai Storytelling FestivalOjai Storytelling Festival

Please check back later for additional family oriented performances at the Ojai Storytelling Festival, October 25-28, 2018.