COLDWATER – Tibbits Popcorn Theatre presents GEMINI performing “A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family” at 10 am on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1. The concert will feature Gemini’s up-beat flair for sparking audience participation, a stage full of instruments, and award-winning songs in a show for the whole family.
GEMINI celebrates with their audiences the fun, warmth, and humor of family life. Kids and adults love to sing with them! From start to finish, a family concert with the twin brothers abounds with rousing sing-a-longs, hand motion tunes, folk tales, and music from around the world. The highlights of their shows are Gemini’s original, sparkling songs about the everyday experiences of childhood and growing up. Gemini’s performances at Tibbits are sponsored by Honor Credit Union.
San and Laz combine uncannily matched voices with wonderful musicianship on nearly a dozen instruments. Gemini brings to their concerts a natural ease around children. The twin brothers have a natural ability for involving everyone, from tots to grandparents, in the music making. The result is a dynamic show ranging from laughter, grins, and boisterous fun, to the magic of hushed lullabies and tender ballads.
Gemini has been performing since 1973, and are now playing music for their third—or is it fourth?—generation of young fans and families. From their home base in Ann Arbor, Michigan, San and Laz have performed to enthusiastic audiences at concert halls, festivals, community centers and elementary schools throughout the US and Canada.
Since 1979 San and Laz have released numerous recordings for adults and children and families. These recordings have won a number of awards including ones from Parents’ Choice Magazine, the American Library Association, the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), and the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. “Fancy That!” their first video, was voted one of the Top 10 children’s videos by the American Library Association & Random House in their book “1992 Best of the Best.” The groups long list of accomplishments includes unique collaborations, numerous awards and recognition, work in television, film and textbooks as well as songbooks, musical revues and more than a dozen albums.
Popcorn Theatre’s live, professional performances have been entertaining audiences and introducing live theatre to the youngest of theatre-goers for generations. Popcorn Theatre is also made possible through the generosity of Dr. Jon and Seibra Herbener, as well as grant support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Performances are offered at 10 am and the $8 ticket price includes ticket fees, popcorn and juice at intermission and an opportunity to meet the performers after the show. The final Popcorn Theatre show will be Mustard’s Retreat on August 7 and 8.
All performances are held in the historic Tibbits Opera House at 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater Michigan. More information and tickets are available at www.Tibbits.org or by calling 517-278-6029.
“Bravo! What a great way to celebrate families and the fun of sharing stories and songs.”
– Alison Riley, Reading is Fundamental, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Cutline: GEMINI, twin brother musicians, will be performing “A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family” at 10 am on July 31 and August 1 at Tibbits Opera House. The concert will feature Gemini’s uncannily matched voices, their up-beat flair for sparking audience participation, a stage full of instruments, and award-winning songs which capture the warmth and humor of family life.