Interactive Art Show Slated For Ocean City Oct. 28

Interactive Art Show Slated For Ocean City Oct. 28
Of the Artrageous show, Art League of Ocean City Executive Director Rina Thaler said, “This is the type of opportunity that can change kids lives.” File Photo

OCEAN CITY — On Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., the Art League of Ocean City will bring a high-energy national touring stage show to Ocean City at the Performing Arts Center. Artrageous is an interactive art and music experience for all ages, combining the visual and performing arts with audience participation.

Tickets range from $25-$35, and are available at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Ocean City Convention Center box office without fees. Sales benefit the programs of the Art League of Ocean City.

The Sunday public performance will help fund – along with grants from The Humphreys Foundation and the Optimist Club and support from T.E.A.M. Productions and the Town of Ocean City — a free abbreviated school performance geared to younger audiences on Monday, Oct. 29 that will be attended by 1,200 Worcester County middle and high school students.

Worcester County teachers have lesson plans they can use to prepare the students ahead of time for what they will see and how they will participate.

“This is the type of opportunity that can change kids lives,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Art League, said. “When children are exposed to the arts at an early age, it opens up possibilities they may not have considered in their lives and gives them an outlet of self expression.”

Artrageous is a troupe of traveling actors and musicians from Vancouver, Canada who banded together in the 1980s to perform and see the world. Starting with children’s puppetry theater and rising from a fire that destroyed their theater, the troupe has performed for the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, and General Colin Powell, and in venues and events all over the world from India to Thailand, Paris to Austria.

As people who live and breathe the arts, creativity, community and inspiration, the performers share their passion with the world in a show that focuses on art, music, theater, singing, dancing, and audience interaction, all on one stage. Audience members will witness the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before their eyes in mere moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes their audiences on a visual journey to a gallery of finished paintings, culminating in the performers inviting the audience to come on stage and join in the artmaking.

During Sunday’s show, the artists will create eight large paintings. Everyone who attends the Sunday performance will be entered in a drawing to win one of the paintings. The remaining seven painting will be available for bidding at a silent auction at the end of the show to benefit the programs of the Art League.