Kids Zone Stage at River Days
10:00AM – Yoga with Sarah Nelson
11:15AM – The Breaking Bread Village – The Art of Storytelling
Interactive storytelling with Erin Patrice.
12:00PM – Teenage Musicals Incorporated
Teenage Musicals Inc. (TMI) is a non-profit organization based in Midland, MI, that strives to provide equitable opportunities for young adults from the tri-city area to perform spectacular theatre each summer.
Founded by Gerry and Betty Hath in 1962, TMI has always been dedicated to enriching our community and giving teens & young adults a theatre experience that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Guided by experienced volunteers, as many as 150 exuberant intermediate, high school, and college aged youth develop theatre skills and share their many talents with the public each July. Citizenship, teamwork, and leadership are stressed in an inclusive, anti-racist, anti-hate, and safe environment allowing these gifted young people to gain personal confidence via the performing arts.
This Summer, TMI performed Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. TMI will perform some songs from Cinderella as well as other songs from past TMI musicals.
12:45PM – Ye Ole Storytellers Plus… The Audience
Join an ad hoc “troupe” of Midland Storytellers of all ages, share a classic tale set in a western town with the help of audience members of all ages. Experience how a town of upstanding citizens shed their doubts, fears, biases, and suspicions over a pot of stew and become a welcoming community.
1:30PM – SUGAR: Saginaw Ukulele Gurus and Rookies
SUGAR is the acronym for the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies, a ukulele group that has been entertaining people throughout the Mid-Michigan area since 2011. SUGAR has players of all ages and levels of experience, and the object is always to make music and to have fun doing so! Anyone interested in booking SUGAR, joining SUGAR, or learning more about when and where SUGAR is playing can contact Johnny Hunt at email@example.com.
2:15PM – The Friction Theatre
The Friction theatre is in the business of storytelling, entertaining, and planting seeds. Don’t worry, it’ll make sense. Inclusion and acceptance of different people and different lifestyles is something that’s taught. For many of us, the first exposure to new ideas comes in the form of a story. A book, a movie, maybe even a play, that depicts a culture you had never been exposed to or challenges your accepted view of the world. We love to entertain, but as we do, we’re aiming to present you with ideas that you may not have previously considered. One production, no matter how good, cannot change the world. But it can be a seed. A seed that can lodge itself inside us, and allow other positive ideals to grow. We’re hoping to plant as many of those seeds as we can, with every production to help do our part to help grow our community to be as diverse and accepting as possible.
3:00PM – The Resonators Percussion Ensemble
We are the Resonators Percussion Ensemble. An all inclusive group of players. For this show we will be performing on unconventional percussion instruments such as garbage cans, boxes and buckets.
3:30PM – Sangeeta’s Dance & Music of India
Sangeeta Kar is an internationally renowned exponent of Odissi, the oldest classical dance from India. She is also an award winning singer and performs regularly on Indian TV, movies, stage and CDs. “Education through entertainment” is Sangeeta’s motto. She has reached out to all ages through her interactive presentations where the audience can actually participate. She has performed and has had successful workshops in the United States, Canada, and India for a wide range of viewers in schools, colleges, museums, libraries, senior centers, theatres, fairs, and festivals, where she transports the audience to ancient India. Sangeeta is in the list of Touring Arts of Michigan Humanities Council.