Singing For Food, At Montclair’s Farmers Market

Today, things were hopping in Montclair Village.  Visiting artists displayed their works at the Fine Arts Festival, while farmers and bakers sold their edibles at the weekly Farmers Market.  We also heard some orphans made quite a scene.

Yes, Oliver and his fellow orphans left their Woodminster hillside home and ventured into Montclair Village for Food, Glorious Food!  See the photographic proof above, snapped by onlookers.

Woodminster Summer Musicals will soon kick off their 45th season with Oliver   The performances run July 7th (preview), July 8-10th, and July 14-17th.  They all begin at 8pm, so you should remember to bring layers for the evening chill.

You may buy reasonably-priced tickets online here, or else call 510-531-9597.  Remember kids are free with paying adults, which is always a good deal.  Beyond the Oliver!  performances, My Fair Lady plays in August, and Finian’s Rainbow wraps the season in September.

How can you go wrong with this Broadway-in-Oakland tradition?

Seussical For Almost Free

Why not pay homage to the great Horton?  Seussical is now playing at Woodminster Summer Theater, and each paying adult can take two kids, 16 and under, free.  Performances start at 8pm, tonight through Sunday.

Now in their 42nd season, these Woodminster shows have become an authentic summer tradition.  The theater is located within Joaquin Miller Park (map), near the main entrance.

Paid tickets run $23-38 per adult, depending on where you sit. To ensure that your paid and free seats are together, I would hit the box office right before the performance.  Here’s more info about the bargain deal.

Seussical is perfect fare for all youngsters who love Dr. Seuss.  This musical brings Horton and other great Theodore Geisel characters to life.  Horton’s just a cool elephant who tries to do the right thing.

For a little inspiration before you go, you could pull out the tried-and-true books or watch some movie clips.  Also try this interactive Seussville game where you select scenes, cast characters and write their lines.

Kids of all ages can’t go wrong at Seussical, taking in the amphitheatre ambience too.  Remember to bundle up, since it gets “cold” at night in the hills – as you well know.