Nov 27, 2009 12:54 PM by sleonard

ACA Upcoming Events 2009-2010

December 9, 2009: "Animalia"

The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series presented by the Acadiana Center for the Arts continues its 2009 - 2010 series on December 9 with master puppeteer Hobey Ford's Animalia. Animalia explores the beauty and movement of whales, dolphins, birds, butterflies, wolves and a menagerie of other familiar animal creatures. Master puppeteer Hobey Ford presents young audiences with an opportunity to experience a clever blend of science and imagination.

Hobey Ford, the creator of Golden Rod Puppets, designs, builds and performs puppet productions throughout the US and Canada. Ford has won numerous awards including three Jim Henson Foundation grants, and puppetry's highest honor, a Citation of Excellence from Union International de la Marionette. He also teaches nationally through The Kennedy Center's Professional Development for Teachers program.

This year's series, sponsored by Fugro Chance, COX and JPMorgan Chase, will feature six great shows with a range of performers including a puppeteer, musicians, storytellers and more.
All shows will take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on 101 W. Vermilion St. from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for children 12 and under and $5 for adults.
For more information or tickets call 337.233.7060 or email or visit

January 13, 2010: Roger Day "Shake Up Your Brain"

This energetic performance is filled with trademark wit, whimsy and word play. Roger urges kids to reach their potential while teaching the wonders of the learning process infact-packed music from his CD called Why Does Gray Matter? and other Brainy Songs for Kids. February 3, 2010 Roscoe Reddix "Telling Tales" Stories from Africa and around the world are shared in this lively and interactive performance that involves talking animals, animate objects and mystical folk. Ultimately, the underlying message is that people everywhere are really the same.

March 10, 2010: L.J. Alleman Dancers"Give 'Em a Beat!"

These young dancers demonstrate their knowledge of cooperation, communication and concentration in an exciting and up-beat dance performance sure to have audiences clapping, snapping, and stomping to the rhythm!

April 14, 2010: Melissa Stevenson & The Dill Pickle Band

Melissa's interactive original children's music features a variety of musical styles for the young listener and the whole family. She also performs several traditional favorites including, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the "Hokey Pokey."

A Framework For Storytelling Presented by Justin Zsebe
Thursday, December 3, 2009
4:30 - 7:30 PM at the AcA
$10 registration fee; $5 for LPSS employees
Most appropriate for teachers of grades 5 - 12
Click here to register


2nd Saturday ART WALK:

Saturday, December 12, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Main Gallery: John Geldersma's Presence of Spirit
  • Side Gallery:  Dewane Hughes's Rosie & Big Daddy Divine Modern Glyphs
  • Vault: Terry Palmer's Clayvoyance


Louisiana Crossroads:

Chris Thomas King: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Tabby's Blues Box

Live Broadcast! 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, Central School Theater,
Lake Charles
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, Vermilionville Performance Center,

Click here to purchase tickets


Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St.

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501





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