Tuesday, January 7, 2020

RVCC Theatre to Present Kids’ Science Show, Wilde Fairy Tales

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is offering two presentations for children and their families in January. The productions, part of its School-Time series that’s open to the public, offer wonderful educational opportunities for home-schooled children.

WHERE: RVCC, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ.
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The following shows will be presented:

Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, at 10 a.m.
(Recommended for grades 3 and older; 60 minutes)

Doktor Kaboom is having trouble selecting his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all to The Theatre at RVCC. Unfortunately, there are way too many demos for one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science, a huge spinning wheel labeled with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s which demonstration will be presented. Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket, or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle, or create artificial gravity? The wheel will be spun, and all will be amazed and entertained.

Wilde Creatures
(Tall Stories)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, at 10 a.m.
(Recommended for grades 1 and older; 60 minutes)

Once upon a time there was a town that was dark and gray, and the town square held an empty platform where the statue of the Happy Prince once stood. Now, a new statue is planned—but of whom? A motley crew of storytelling musicians brings Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in this magical new show.  Characters from The Devoted Friend, The Nightingale and the Rose and The Birthday of the Infanta compete to become the new town statue, and the audience votes on whose values deserve to be celebrated. These hauntingly beautiful tales are told with original live music, imaginative storytelling and a generous dash of comedy.

TICKETS: Individual tickets in the School-Time series cost $10 each; $8 per ticket for groups of 100 or more. One chaperone ticket is provided free of charge for each 15 tickets purchased.
To purchase tickets or for more information about any Theatre at RVCC production, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at
Subscribers’ packages are available. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.