The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

PaintBox Theatre July 22-July 30

PaintBox Theatre's
Summer 2016 Season

  Animals Going Wild
Katie, age 6 

  Chicken Feed
Faith, age 3 

  The Big Chicken
Eden, age 10
The Surfing Storyteller

The Great Race 
of the 
Tortoise and the Hare
Directed by Tom McCabe

July 22 - July 30 
Williston Theatre in Easthampton
Shea Theater in Turners Falls 
It's the greatest sports story of all time!
Welcome to The International Raceway. Our contestants: The Tortoise and the Hare. Who wins? You probably know the answer, but there will be twists and turns and hilarity before any critters cross the finish line. PaintBox favorite (and Valley icon) Kelsey Flynn is coming out of retirement, dusting off her rabbit ears, and hopping into the race as that pesky hare. We promise lots of cheering and excitement as we present this folktale dash for glory.
This year, PaintBox Theatre, the Pioneer Valley's theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages, has moved to the Williston Theatre in Easthampton, with side trips to the Shea Theater in Turners Falls. We're thrilled to expand our audience and bring our shows to these beautiful (air-conditioned!)  
theaters. As always, PaintBox Theatre's shows will feature lots of audience participation, artwork created by dozens of local kids, and plenty of belly laughs.

Williston Theatre
Friday July 22, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24
10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Shea Theatre 
Friday July 29, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 30, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Williston Theatre, Williston Northampton School, 18 Payson Avenue, Easthampton

Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls

Tickets: $10 general seating or at the door

Group Discount!
15 people or more - $7 per ticket
For group reservations

Coming Soon!

Peter Pan
Friday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7
10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
Everybody Can Fly!

PaintBox Theatre is a theatre of improvisation and imagination for the whole family. Audiences young and old have called it unique, wild, zany, and even educational. Audience members range in age from 1 to 100 and include parents, seniors and other adults.

To bring a classic tale to life the PaintBox way, start with the story, fold in art and literacy, stir. Voila! Out pops a funny, fanciful show that appeals to young and old.

Start with a children's classic. Add three actors. Add a theatre, the PaintBox stage and a screen. Add artwork (by kids). Add lots of audience participation and improvisation. Stir well. There you go: PaintBox!

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