NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (PRWEB) October 23, 2020
Mister G and Laudable Productions invite children across the U.S. and Mexico to join us in saving Halloween with our border-busting, world-wide costume party! Join the festivities at 4PM ET (1PM PT) or 7PM ET (4PM PT) on October 31st. Admission is FREE but tickets are limited and you must reserve your virtual seat in advance. Attendees will receive a free music download from MISTER G’s new album, Children Of The World, and an activity pack with illustrations to color and share during the show.
Halloween activities have been cancelled in many communities, but instead of feeling blue, we’ve decided to throw the biggest costume party ever! Join Latin GRAMMY Winning musician/author, MISTER G and the Global Citizen Ensemble for an international celebration, broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre. Make a costume, carve a pumpkin, decorate your home, and share your creativity on camera in this Zoom-style event where the performers can see and interact with families at home.
As part of the show, we’ll travel to Mexico and learn about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which takes place at the same time as Halloween, but has its own rich cultural history. We’ll visit several families in the US and Mexico to learn how they honor their loved ones and explore the ways that they are celebrating this year.
Watch the new video for ‘Ritmo y Ritma” to help get into the spirit HERE.
Produced in partnership with Laudable Productions, the event will be broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre with professional sound, lighting, and film production. Participants join via video conference, turning on their cameras so that they can “be seen” by the performers on a video wall at the front of the stage. During the show, our directors weave footage of children and families into the broadcast, giving the audience a glimpse of the singing, dancing, hand motions, and joy that is taking place at home in real time (think Jumbotron at a sporting event). The interactivity spurs engagement and elevates the feeling of togetherness so that children and families can see each other across borders, share their creativity, and celebrate our shared global community.
ABOUT MISTER G
Ben Gundersheimer is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. His dynamic, interactive bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.
In the music community, Ben is known as a collaborator. He has a long history of recording and performing with notable musicians from a wide range of musical and cultural backgrounds.
As an author, Ben has published two picture books with Penguin Random House based on his original, bilingual songs. "Señorita Mariposa" chronicles the extraordinary migration of the monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico, while "Lilah Tov Good Night" is a lyrical lullaby which celebrates the beauty of our world and the spirit of resilience in a refugee family.
ABOUT LAUDABLE PRODUCTIONS
Laudable Productions is a creative agency known for producing festivals and concerts. Laudable believes in making magic for artists and audiences, taking the pandemic moment to pioneer the way we see digital events while prioritizing shared experience and interactivity. Laudable is committed to making world-class music and art accessible to everyone; firm believers in the power of the arts to enrich our lives and knit communities together.
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