The Renaissance Theatre will host the third of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2022-2023 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, June 11th at 2:30 PM at Theatre 166. The performance features three of Aesop’s best-loved fables, “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” and “Tortoise and the Hare,” which are brought to life by Artistic Director, Michael Thomas in an engaging musical adaptation which features audience participation, interactive storytelling with local actors, and featuring live musicians from the Mansfield Symphony. 

Teddy Bear concerts take place at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 venue which allow audience members to sit in close proximity to the performers. Geared to children ages 2 through 10, each Teddy Bear concert offers an interactive element as well as a relaxed environment. Small audience sizes, lights up, and low sound levels create safe sensory-spaces for audience members with autism and other sensory-processing issues.

An valuable part of the Ren’s educational and family programming, Teddy Bear concerts are set up to allow children an up-close experience with symphonic instruments, live acting, and basic musical concepts. To provide the most engaging performance possible, the Teddy Bear series can accommodate a limited number of concert-goers and their favorite teddy bears, so seats fill quickly.

Tickets are just $5 each and are on sale at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419)522-2726, and online at Additional generous support for the Ren’s Teddy Bear concert series comes from Nationwide Children’s, the Ohio Arts Council, and from Sharon Granter, in memory of her late husband, Don.

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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