zeum children's museum halloween san francisco

WICKED Halloween, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway show, is coming to Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum!

On October 31, 2010, Zeum, San Francisco's hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids, will host an array of Oz-some festivities with the smash-hit musical.

* 11am - 12pm -- "Go Green" Emerald City Citizens Costume Contest at the Zeum Carousel with *HONORARY* guest judges: Patty Duke, who stars as Madame Morrible, and other WICKED cast members. The winner with the BEST all-green costume will win a pair of tickets to WICKED and get a sneak peek backstage!

* 11am - 5pm – Throughout the day, kids and families can check out WICKED-infused exhibits and hands-on activities at Zeum

Zeum's Animators Studio – Create WICKED animations with clay characters: Elphaba, Glinda, Wizard of Oz… and bring them to life with stop-motion animation
Zeum's Music Production Lab – Make an original music video with lyrics from WICKED
WICKED family workshops with make-and-take craft projects
Costume and set design showcase from WICKED

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Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum and WICKED, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical, currently playing an open-ended engagement at The Orpheum Theatre, today announced a partnership to bring kids and families an Oz-some Halloween celebration on October 31, 2009. The collaboration builds on their joint commitment to connect youth and families through live performance and visual art.

The Halloween event will kick off in front of the Zeum Carousel at 11:00am with a “Go Green” Emerald City Citizen’s Costume Contest, featuring special appearances by Academy Award winner Patty Duke, who stars as Madame Morrible, and other members of the cast of WICKED. Contest participants of all ages wearing green – from head to toe – will qualify to win a free pair of tickets to see Wicked at the Orpheum Theatre. The lucky winner will also get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the costume area that brings the Emerald City to life with every show. Every Emerald City Citizen costume participant will receive fun WICKED giveaways.

Throughout the day, all kids and families can explore hands-on WICKED-themed workshops and exhibits that bring performance art and technology together. In Zeum’s Animators Studio, visitors can create clay figures of their favorite WICKED characters, such as Glinda, Elphaba, or The Wizard of Oz, and bring them to life with stop-motion animation. In the Music Production Lab, visitors can perform to the lyrics of “Popular,” “Defying Gravity,” and take home their own original music video.

“WICKED’s themes of self-expression and empowerment dovetail with Zeum’s mission to nurture creativity, collaboration, and communication in all youth and their families,” said Audrey Yamamoto, Zeum’s Executive Director. ”We are excited to partner with WICKED this year to provide an array of fun, hands-on, Halloween activities that allow every family member to express themselves.”

The all-day festivities will take place at Zeum: San Francisco ’s Children’s Museum, located at 221 Fourth Street , San Francisco , CA , from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm . Contest participation at the Zeum Carousel is free with one complimentary ride on the Zeum Carousel for children 12 and under from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm . General admission to Zeum is $8 for youth/seniors and $10 for adults.



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