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Discover Treasures in UML Family Series


LOWELL ߝ Christine Brown, director of the Center for the Arts at UMass Lowell, today announced the theme and line-up for UML’s family Discovery Series.  The 21st season of the popular series urges: Discover Treasures close to home!  Six events plus one special event comprise the series including comedy & juggling; music, Chinese acrobatics, theatre, puppetry; Japanese Taiko drumming and storytelling, all selected for children ages 4 and up.

“If you live in the Merrimack Valley, you don’t have to go far to discover treasures from around the world in your own backyard,” says Brown.  The Discovery Series presents a wide variety of world-class arts and entertainment at a reasonable price.”  Imagination, creativity and FUN are the hallmarks of the Discovery Series.  The dates and events are listed below:

  • Oct. 14: The Gizmo Guys ߝ a rapid fire comedy & juggling extravaganza
  • Nov. 4: The Shangri-La Acrobats ߝ amazing acrobatics and dare-devilism
  • Dec. 2:  John McCutcheon plays and sings a “Celebration of Peace” concert
  • Feb. 3:  (special event) German puppeteer Matthias presents magical Snow White
  • Mar. 9:  Portland Taiko sets pulses racing with Japanese drumming
  • Anne of Green Gables sings & charms her way into our hearts
  • May 4:  Mozart, Monsters & Matisse enchant in an engaging, artistic puppet show

The Discovery Series offers families the flexibility to create their own series based on children’s ages and interests.  Families who choose four or more shows of the six offered, save money over the $12 cost of single tickets.  Groups of 10 or more, ordering in advance, receive a special rate of $10 per ticket.

All performances run approximately one hour without intermission. Performance times vary. They take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St. on the UMass Lowell South Campus.  The theater is handicapped accessible and convenient; free parking is nearby.

The Discovery Series is supported by Nancy & Richard K. Donahue; Enterprise Bank & Trust Co.; the James L. Cooney Agencies; Community Teamwork, Inc.; and Mary Jo Leahey. For more information, to request a brochure, or to order tickets by phone with Mastercard or Visa, call the Box Office at (978) 934-4444 between 10 a.m. ߝ 3 p.m. from Monday ߝ Friday.  For photos, more information or on-line ordering (convenience fees apply).

UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224