combining music and story

Halcyon to celebrate the wonderful world of Robert McCloskey and Ashley Bryan

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    WALDOBORO — Halcyon String Quartet’s second annual family performance, Wonderful World, is coming to The Waldo Theatre on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. In collaboration with actor Ben Meader and singer Kaylee Kazadi, Halcyon will be combining music and story to celebrate two of Maine’s most beloved children’s book authors and illustrators: Ashley Bryan and Robert McCloskey.

    The show will feature Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal alongside illustrations from Ashley Bryan’s Wonderful World, and Let it Shine. Musical selections performed by Halcyon will include This Little Light of Mine, Wonderful World, and many other favorite tunes from childhood and beyond.

    “This will be a joyful performance that's sure to bring back the fondest childhood memories while entertaining and engaging all ages,” said Susan Hodder, Executive Director at The Waldo, in a news release.

    A free student matinee will take place at The Waldo on Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m., and Halcyon will host a free story hour at the Waldoboro Public Library on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m.

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    About Halcyon String Quartet

    Halcyon uses music and the arts to promote environmental stewardship and respond to the urgency of climate change. Through interdisciplinary public performances that combine music and other art forms,Halcyon d raws attention to the daily challenges, rewards, and realities facing communities. Halcyon acknowledges the need for creative and diverse communication that harnesses the power of cultural traditions, storytelling, music, and visual art to translate numbers and facts into something tangible and human. More at

    About The Waldo Theatre

    The Waldo brings live music, theater, movies, dance, and educational programs to the Midcoast Maine community year-round. Offerings range from local, community theater to nationally and internationally known artist performances. As a community-based organization, The Waldo’s focus is to unify and strengthen the region through performing arts, outreach, broad-based educational programs, and collaboration with other local non-profits. More at:

    Event Date: 

    Fri, 04/07/2023 - 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    The Waldo Theatre


    The Waldo Theatre
    Waldoboro, ME 04572
    United States