Were you ever asked about your earliest memories? It's funny the things we remember. One of my memories is of my mom reading Charlotte's Web aloud to me. That's why I smiled when I saw one of the upcoming local musical shows -- all that would be great introductions to live performances for the younger crowd.
First up is the ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at Blue Mountain High School on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. There will also be a special sensory friendly performance on Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for children ages 3 to 10, $8 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. You can purchase tickets online here, by calling 1-570-617-5616 or by contacting a member of the Schuylkill Ballet Theatre. Next up is another fairy tale: "Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs" at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for general admission. You can purchase tickets online here. And finally, "Charlotte's Web: A Musical" at Simon Kramer, New Philadelphia on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and $10 for general admission. You can purchase tickets online here or at the door.
If you prefer your music as straight up songs, why not stop by the Fairlane Village Mall for the Schuylkill County Junior Idol contest. You can catch a new "episode" each Tuesday in April at 6 p.m. starting on Tuesday, April 3 (next week!)
Not a music lover? There's still a show for you! "Dinner at Eight. Dead by Nine" will be held at the Frackville Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8. Each evening dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner (spaghetti, meatballs & sausage, garlic bread and non-alcoholic drinks -- a cash bar will be available). You must order tickets by Friday, March 30 online here or by calling 1-570-691-8152