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The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2022-23 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 PM.

The performance features an original script by Michael Thomas in an engaging adaptation of  “Pinocchio” that features audience participation, and interactive storytelling performed by local actors and live musicians from the Mansfield Symphony

Teddy Bear concerts take place at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 venue with audience members sitting 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 as well as safe sensory spaces allow audience members with autism and other sensory-processing issues to be accommodated at this performance.

An important 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 www.rentickets.org. Additional generous support for the Ren’s Teddy Bear concert series comes from Nationwide Children’s, the Ohio Arts Council, and Sharon Granter, in memory of her late husband, Don.

Source: Renaissance Performing Arts Association; Photo Credit: Jeff Sprang