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Posted On: 14 December 2009 02:49 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Education City to host two top theatre shows

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Two world-renowned theatrical productions are coming to Education City’s ceremonial court this winter. Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is hosting The High School Musical Touring Show and Barney’s Musical Castle for families and the younger members of Qatar’s community. The High School Musical Touring Show will take place on December 19, with the hugely-popular Barney’s Musical Castle making its MENA premiere shortly after on 7 January. The shows are expected to draw in crowds of up to 4,000 spectators from all age ranges and across all nationalities of Qatar’s diverse population. Qatar Foundation has created a special family package for the events to ensure the occasion is a shared experience enjoyed by the whole family. Haya bint Khalifa al-Nassr, director of Public Relations and Marketing in Qatar Foundation said: “We have a tradition of community development and reaching out to audiences stretching back to our inception almost 15 years ago. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, and the internationally-acclaimed Doha Debates are just some of the members that entertain, educate and provoke thought. Theatre, drama and music are all areas that we wish to develop further and ensure that the arts are fully inclusive. These two shows serve as a great reminder that Qatar Foundation can and will use different mediums to educate and inspire human creativity and curiosity across all communities.” The High School Musical Touring Show entitled “Celebration” is licensed by Disney and has been specially written by the renowned screenwriter, author and television producer Peter Barsocchini, the originator of High School Musical and writer of all three scripts for the High School Musical series. The show is designed to present everyone’s favourite songs from the three movies. Fans of the movies will also recognise their best loved characters. The show is aimed at children and is a fast moving spectacle with interlinking hosts, singers, choreographed dancers, a beautiful theatrical set. The MENA premiere of Barney’s Magical Castle will be bring live to the region for the very first time the unique blend of early learning entertainment with a fun-filled family day out. Barney’s Magical Castle is a live, action-packed stage show featuring the famous ‘backyard gang’. QNA