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Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center announces family-friendly program lineup

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Arthur Trace combines original magic, audience participation and imaginatively humorous scenarios into his show. He performs in Beaver Creek Dec. 30.
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Performances in the Vilar Center Family Series:

Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol,” 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 27: Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 30: The Artful Deceiver: Arthur Trace, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

April 1: Mike Super: Magic & Illusion, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

April 8 and 9: Snowkus Pocus, 6:30 p.m.

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes families to enjoy top-notch live entertainment for all ages in the heart of Beaver Creek December through April.

Make your family’s holiday bright with Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 23). Witness a Broadway-level performance featuring 24 actors, live music, gorgeous scenery and costumes. Bring the whole family and celebrate this wonderful Dickensian tradition with Tiny Tim, The Cratchits and that surly Scrooge.



Pump up the Fun-O-Meter

Then pump up the family fun-o-meter for the pedal-driven spectacular “Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk” (Dec. 27 and 28). This rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels showcases creator and BMX rider Chris Lashua’s gantry bike, a remarkable creation that is a modern-day industrial circus caravan. The show moves around the stage with a dynamic and quirky ensemble of high-flying unicyclists, death-defying wheel acrobats, soaring pole climbers and floating trapeze artists.



Make the end of 2014 a magical event with Arthur Trace: The Artful Deceiver (Dec. 30). Trace combines original magic, audience participation and imaginatively humorous scenarios for a show that is innovative, artful and fun.

Start the whole family’s new year off right with “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” (Jan. 29). Stanley Lambchop is your normal, run-of-the-mill kid then one day he wakes up flat! In this whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate pen pal — searches the globe being stamped and mailed. And wherever Stanley goes, he meets new friends, learns about different cultures through song and dance and closes in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy again. This performance is also offered as a part of the Vilar Center’s STARS (Support The Arts Reaching Students) series.

Surprise your family on April Fools Day with tickets to the ultimate trickster Mike Super Magic & Illusion. Mike has pioneered a new form of magic with his own unique, down-to-earth style and personality. He has astonished millions of people with his craft and won over audiences as the winner of NBC’s hit show “Phenomenon.”



Ending the series is family fun cirque show to be enjoyed by people of all ages: “Snowkus Pocus” (April 8 and 9). Journey to an enchanted winter wonderland of circus spectacle, and marvel at the bendy ballerina as she and her friends in the snow globe comes to life on stage. Be blown away when the north wind battles Jack Frost in an epic and humorous snowball fight.

Tickets are not currently on sale in the series are scheduled to go on sale Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vilar Center Box Office. Call 970-845-8497 or visit http://www.vilarpac.org for more information. Show times and ticket prices vary.


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