Kids get a full month of performances at Melico Salazar

Monday may be the Día de los Niños, but the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar has a series of activities during the entire month that will attract thousands of school kids, many of them from low-income areas.

The theater promises drama, dance and music. Among the performers are the Orchestra Sinfónica Nacional, the Banda Sinfónica Juvenil and the Banda de Conciertos de Limón.

School children will be coming from as far way as Atenas and Palmares, although most will be from the central canton.

Tuesday is the first event with the Banda de Conciertos de Limón putting into music a well-known Costa Rican children’s book. That show is at 10 a.m.

The same band will play Wednesday at 10 a.m., but this time the program will be another story set to music.

Friday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. is presentation of “Alice in Wonderland” in Spanish. The Lewis Carroll tale has been adapted for the stage.

The following Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27, at 10 a.m., the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional plays. The Thursday performance is of music from video games, which are presumed to be known by children. the theater said.

Saturday the Banda Sinfónica Juvenil  will perform with. Fred Sautter, a trumpet player from the United States

The final show is Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. The play is a dream sequence by a professional group.

There is admission ranging from 2,000 colons for children and seniors to 4,000 colons for general admission.

Sunday the Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar plans a show for children at 10:30 a.m. in north San José.

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