Acting Without Boundaries at Arden Theatre

Acting Without Boundaries and Arden Theatre present
Acting Without Boundaries and Arden Theatre present ("AWB Goes Broadway: Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein" on Sunday. AWB offers theater arts to disabled youth and young adults.)
Posted: July 20, 2012

Acting Without Boundaries partners with the Arden Theatre to bring AWB Goes Broadway: Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein to stage on Sunday featuring performances by children, youth, and young adults with disabilities.

Hear the performers, many on a professional stage for the first time, sing adapted versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs such as "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific, "In My Own Little Corner" from Cinderella, and "I Enjoy Being a Girl" from Flower Drum Song. After the show, meet and greet the cast at a reception; you can purchase signed headshots of the cast members, all proceeds going toward the actors.

Acting Without Boundaries enhances the lives of children, youth, and young adults with physical disabilities with theater arts programs.

"AWB Goes Broadway: Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein," 4 p.m. Sunday at Arden Theatre on the F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St. Tickets are $10, $5 age 11 and younger, $25 for a family of four. To purchase tickets, contact 610-922-8240 or

Smith Kids Play Place in the Park's 113th Birthday

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., kids 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to join Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse for its big birthday bash celebrating 113 years of providing a free play place for children and families.

The party will feature fun and educational activities: The Phillie Phanatic will stop by from 10:45 to 11:15, and the Eagles Book Mobile will roll through, with the Eagles Storybook Man reading stories aloud. Soccer Shots Philadelphia will do pop-up demos from 10:30 to 11:30. Kids can munch on birthday cake and play on the 6½-acre playground. Families will have the opportunity to buy tickets to the Sept. 25 Phillies game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park, with $3 of each ticket sale benefiting Smith.

Smith's 113th Birthday Party, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, 33d Avenue and Oxford Street in East Fairmount Park, just above Kelly Drive. Playground is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Playhouse hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays. The playground is for children 10 and younger; the playhouse is for children 5 and younger. Event is free. Information: 215-765-4325 or

Seafarin' Saturdays

Learn "The Art of Scrimshaw" at Independence Seaport Museum, part of the monthly hands-on family program Seafarin' Saturdays.

From 1 to 3 p.m., learn about the craft of scrimshaw, in which sailors make art carved out of whale teeth and sea animal tusks. Try your hand at being a scrimshander using soap. For artistic inspiration, check out the museum's collection of scrimshaw before starting your craft.

Seafarin' Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. and Walnut Street. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $12, $10 ages 65 and older, children, college students, and military. Free members and children 1 and younger. Seafarin' Saturday activities and crafts are included with regular museum admission. Information: 215-413-8655 or

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