Head to the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester for kid-friendly versions of Beatlemania, The Band, Grateful Dead concerts and more! If you haven’t been to a performance of The Rock and Roll Playhouse, these interactive 60 minute shows are as much fun for kids as they are for parents (as we all know, not always the case!).
Scarsdale Mom interviewed Amy Striem, founder of The Rock and Roll Playhouse, which hosts regular gigs at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre (after The Beatles on November 10, check out The Band on November 17, Greg Allman on December 8 and Grateful Dead on December 15. Full lineup here.)
How would you describe the November 10 show?
The Rock and Roll Playhouse will jam as many classic Beatles tunes as possible into a fun, interactive, 60-minute show for kids and parents!
What songs can people expect from the Beatles performance?
A mixture of upbeat and slower songs for the kids. “Yellow Submarine” is always a favorite because we love hearing the kids shout out different colors for the band to sing such as “We all live in a bright rainbow sparkly submarine!”
Who is your target audience?
Kids 10 and under.
What do you love about performances at The Cap?
We love performing at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre because it is an intimate venue where the kids can be close to the stage and easily watch the musicians perform. The children love learning about the soundboard and get to play a great game of catch in the carpeted lobby. The history and vibe at Garcia’s is undeniable! There are amazing unique pictures of Jerry Garcia all over the venue and his actual banjo is hanging on the wall. A little known bonus is that parents can check out the listing of upcoming night shows at The Capitol Theatre and get tickets at the box office without paying ticket fees.
Anything else parents should known if they’re thinking about coming to a show?
The Rock and Roll Playhouse knows little ears are sensitive so we turn down the volume at our shows. However, children experience music differently and you may find that your child is more comfortable wearing hearing protection or earmuffs.
Want to find out about other cool things to do with (or without) your kids? Explore the Scarsdale Moms Calendar!
Photos by Marc Millman