It’s a Pajama Party! Just because it’s bedtime doesn’t mean it’s time to be quiet…at least not at first! There’s just too much dancing, singing, and more to be done while brushing your teeth, taking a bath, putting on your “jammin’” jammies, telling stories, and singing songs! Join Shana Banana for a musical Pajama Party to remember….one that teaches kids the important healthy routines before bedtime and the opportunity for creativity and story-making…and one that will make your kids want to do the bedtime ritual by going totally bananas!
A slice of pizza is included with your ticket…and don’t forget to wear your jammies!
About Shana Banana:
What happens when you get a Master’s degree in Oceanography? You become a national children’s entertainer, of course! After working and teaching (and playing lots of music) on a marine research vessel, Shana Smith decided to take a leap of faith and formalize her creative talents and training in singing and songwriting. Shana discovered and developed her incredible joy of writing songs for children first as a touring folk musician when children were in the audience, and then on the grounds of her mother’s preschool. Over the years, she became nationally known as “Shana Banana®” and earned a reputation as one of today’s top children’s entertainers, with a voice that still delves into blues, jazz, and folk as well. Inspired by her mother’s extensive early childhood background, her own academic background in the sciences and her performances at schools and teacher education workshops, Shana also became an avid producer of curricula and study guides, and continues to hone her interests in and passion for music and education. She has also professionally trained, taught and choreographed in acting, music, and dance, respectively.
Performing at major festivals and performing arts centers across the United States, Shana Banana has earned many prestigious awards along the way, including: two first-round Grammy nominations, Parents’ Choice, iParenting, NAPPA, Kids’ First Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, and “Best Children’s Song In the Country” by the Just Plain Folks organization for her most requested song: I Want to be a Dinosaur. She has performed at the White House, Chicago’s Lincoln Park, the Houston Children’s Museum, Eastern Music Festival, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle’s Whirligig, the Florida Folk Festival, Merlefest (in honor of Merle Watson), and many more. Her favorite “gig,” however, is as mom to her two young children, who like to go bananas at bedtime.
Shana Banana continues to develop a variety of live themed shows (Bananimagination, Fairy Tales Gone Bananas, Banana Beach Party, Banana Bedtime Pajama Party, Banana Yoga, and Banana Holiday Show), CD’s, DVD’s, books, study guides, and workshops for teachers, parents, and of course, kids! She also continues her efforts with children’s hospitals and school outreach programs to assist in her long-term mission of making a positive difference in the lives of children, motivating and cheering them as they grow. She has just completed a bedtime transitions CD called “Banana Bedtime,” and is currently working on her fourth CD, an ocean themed treasure called “Banana Beach Party USA.”
To find out more, go to www.ShanaBanana.com. Go Bananas!
TICKETS: $7 members / $8 non-members / $28 Family Four-Pack
(Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at email@example.com, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)
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