The Freeman Stage at Bayside will host the Sixth Annual Memorial Day St*Arts & Stripes celebration starting at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 25. Highlighting this year’s entertainment will be the physical comedy and circus acts of Aga-Boom, which was created by a veteran of Cirque du Soleil, Dimitri Bogatirev. The St*Arts & Stripes celebration is free and open to the public. Refreshments and other entertainment will be available throughout the day.
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Rooted in the unique European theatrical style and universal language of clowning, Aga-Boom cuts through the barriers of language and culture with the art of slapstick, the humor of physical comedy and the delighted excitement of childhood. Aga-Boom was nominated for the Ovation Award in the category of Best Touring Show, along with "The Producers," "42nd Street," Lily Tomlin and Elaine Stritch. Aga-Boom has had successful engagements on Broadway and in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. The show has delighted audiences around the world, performing for more than 500,000 people in Japan, Mexico, Korea, Singapore, Russia, Chile and the United Arab Emirates.
“This will be a great way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend,” says Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “We hope everyone will bring their family and friends to The Freeman Stage at Bayside to join in the holiday festivities and enjoy the amazing theatrics of Aga-Boom.”
Regular weekly performances at The Freeman Stage will commence June 14 with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony and will continue throughout the year. The Freeman Stage is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which partners to present memorable performances and provide inspired arts education for all. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside also receives grant support for its programs from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, PNC Grow Up Great, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, the Sussex County Council and the state of Delaware. For a complete listing of all the season’s events, or to find out how to volunteer at The Freeman Stage, call 302-436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org.