Free Kids Summer Music Series

Free Kids Summer Music Series

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Postcard for the Smyth summer music series

UNH Manchester invites children and their families to laugh and learn with us at the Summer Music Series. Thanks to the generous support of the Frederick Smyth Trust, all of our events are FREE and open to the public.

Seating is limited and events last approximately 45-minutes to one-hour. An RSVP is requested for all of the events.

All programs will be held at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, in room 201 on the second floor. Free parking is available at 88 Commercial Street in the front and back of the building in the spots marked student parking. Additional paid parking can be found on the street and at the Center of N.H. Garage.

Tolba and the Earthdiver

Tolba & the Earthdiver


Tolba the Turtle and his muskrat friend Moskwas work together to build the earth! Can Moskwas bring enough mud from the bottom of the ocean? Find out at this theatre for very young audiences production of an Abenaki story about the creation of the world. This performance is presented by UNH’s The Little Red Wagon, the longest running nonprofit, children’s theatre tour in the U.S.

Thursday, July 19 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Lindsay Aucella and Her Puppet PalsLindsay Aucella and her Puppet Pals

Lindsay’s highly interactive, comedic performances delight the young and the young at heart. These larger than life, hand crafted puppets charm even the most timid audience members and provide memorable characters for positive short stories and skits. Kids will meet several puppets throughout the performance--perhaps a goofy moose, a heroic tiger, an adorable mouse, a shy dragon, or a lovable bear. Oh my! Come find out who's making an appearance this time.

Friday, July 20 | 10 - 11 a.m.


Through the Door: A Journey Through Fairytales by the Brothers GrimmThrough the Door: A Journey through Fairy Tales

So many stories and so little time. Each time the door opens a new story begins. Follow the characters from all of the fairy tales you know and love and perhaps a couple you don’t. Most reimagined in ways you wouldn’t expect. A fast paced play sure to enchant audiences this summer. This performance is presented by UNH’s The Little Red Wagon, the longest running nonprofit, children’s theatre tour in the U.S.

Thursday, July 26 | 10 - 11 a.m.


Steve Blunt & Friends - featuring Marty Kelly
Rockin' Kids Music & Read-Aloud Fun! 
Steve Blunt and Friends

A high-energy show with catchy tunes, lively rhythms, and lots of silliness. Music is always more fun when friends come out to play--and this rockin’ show invites audience members of all ages to join in with singing, dancing, shaker eggs & more. The band features award-winning children’s musician, Steve Blunt, on vocals & guitar; author/illustrator, Marty Kelley, on drums & harmonica; Berklee grad, Joe Pierog, on bass; and Noelle Boc, the singing librarian, on tambourine & ukulele. And Marty reads a few of his wild & crazy books--with illustrations projected onto the big screen.

Friday, July 27 | 10 - 11 a.m.



Judy Pancoast and the Judy Crew DancersJudy Pancoast

Kids will have a blast when Judy Pancoast and the Judy Crew come to town. This truly interactive show will have your kids dancing to Judy's original upbeat music, singing along and having a wonderful, memorable time. Find out why the Hippo Press calls Judy "a performer people want to see again and again" for the last 22 years.

Friday, August 3 | 10 - 11 a.m.


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