Hands Up

Senior Song and Dance Celebration

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Sunday, September 29, 2019,
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Abbott Square

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Soak up the sun and tunes as NextStage Productions perform live music out in Abbott Square. Sing along as they cover songs and dance numbers that bridge across generations.

Enter the raffle to win gift certificates to more than 20 local restaurants, NextStage theater & improv classes, and Zizzo’s Coffeeshop in Capitola. Raffle entry is FREE.

After the show, follow the crowd to the MAH for a complimentary tour & celebration of the artwork of local seniors inside We're Still Here. Museum admission is $10.

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This event is proudly presented by NextStage Productions, Zizzo's Coffee, India Joze, and Lifespan Care.

This event is related to the current exhibition We're Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation.


This show features NextStage Productions which specializes in “artful aging" for active adults through classes, performances, and shows designed to maintain health and wellness for older adults, 50+. NextStage Santa Cruz is part of a national network of programs that provide active performance venues for seniors to replace isolation and loneliness.

For more information about NextStage Productions, up-coming local shows, and classes through Cabrillo College go to www.nextstagesantacruz.org

Show review by retired Broadway performer and NextStage Executive Director, Lynn Knudsen:

“This [event] features 15 performers and three original musical reviews, each different from the other in music styling and interpretation. First, you’ll be exhilarated by the opening number of a variety show called Razzle Dazzle with singing and dancing combined with magic.

Young and old kids alike will be delighted.

Next is an imaginary trip through California Cruz’n California, along Route 66, and an encounter with the “little old lady from Pasadena.” And you’ll enjoy the hat and cane dance to open San Francisco’s Golden Gates, as done by our NSP Players & Dancers. We wrap up the program, we call Ageless Arts, with a tribute to The Beatles. Yes, this was our favorite music back in the 1960’s. Our Magical Mystery Troupe will wow you with Beatles favorites like I Wanna Hold You Hand, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Twist, and Shout and other hits from the English Invasion. Don’t miss the show, it’s a revelation."

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