If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do on March Break this year, you may want to check out The Brantford Symphony Orchestra’s March Break Mambo “Presto, Mambo!” with the Platypus Theatre, at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. There are two show dates scheduled: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Please note that limited seating is available at the March 20th school shows)
The BSO was established in 1919, and since then has been disbanded and revived a few times throughout the years, but has been going strong since the 1960's when they moved to the Capitol Theatre on Colborne St., now known as The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Today, the orchestra is comprised of approximately 70 professional musicians of the highest calibre, and thrives under the expert tutelage of musical director and conductor Philip Sarabura. To learn more about the history of the BSO, visit their website here.
Platypus Theatre is the leader in offering high quality, fully produced concerts for many family and education series. They are known for weaving together music and storylines into mesmerizing performances, by using colorful masks and costumes that draw the audience in and create an engaging musical experience for all. Click here to visit their website.
On March 17th and 20th bring your children, grandchildren, and friends to this highly anticipated show "Presto, Mambo!" with music and an interactive theatre adventure from Latin American cultures. Watch as an energetic but impulsive young boy named Max makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Little does he know what he got himself into, as he is sent on a whirlwind adventure that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin America. With the help of his newfound friend Mambo the dog, the orchestra, and the audience, Max learns the magic of the Latin rhythms and culture along with how to dance with the music.
As an added bonus, on Saturday, March 17th, there will be an instrument petting zoo before the show at 2:15 in the main lobby, where you can learn about musical instruments and their owners. What a great way to familiarize kids with the wonderful world of music!
All Children and Elementary Students may attend all concerts for FREE, and ticket prices come in budget friendly at $10 per person for the older gang. This concert is being generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Tickets available in person at The Sanderson Centre Box Office, by calling 519-758-8090, or online by clicking here. We hope to see you at March Break Mambo!