If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage, you’re really missing out!
One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series features talented performers from all walks of life. While many modern entertainments are passive activities, live performance offers a fun, enriching, and interactive way to engage as an audience—especially for kids. Enjoy the laughs, the graceful displays of skill, and the awe-inspiring feats. Sundays on Stage will appeal to all ages, but the acts are always family-friendly.
For our winter season, come in from the cold to enjoy Ramya Ramnarayan’s award-winning Indian dance performance, gifted storyteller TAHIRA’s tales of the Underground Railroad, an original musical by children’s folk duo Ants on a Log, and the delightful and surprising antics of the much-loved magician Poly.
All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and are held in the Montgomery Auditorium located on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library. Children, teens, families, and adults are welcome!
Sundays on Stage, 2020 Winter Season Events:
Traditions of India by Ramya Ramnarayan | February 9
Combining fluid movement with complex melodies and rhythmic patterns, traditional Indian dance originated more than 2,000 years ago in Hindu temples. Artist Ramya Ramnarayan, in beautiful costumes, jewelry and makeup, brings the art form to life, highlighting the role dance has in the cultural and spiritual life of India.
Freedom Stories by TAHIRA | February 23
Gifted storyteller TAHIRA shares tales of freedom fighters in this dramatic performance. A compelling look at the people who took extraordinary risks, focusing on the Underground Railroad and including freedom songs like “John the Rabbit,” which contained coded messages used by enslaved Africans to devise a plan of escape.
Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline by Ants on a Log | March 1
What can two kids do to help save the planet? Find out in this original musical - inspired by a true story - from local folk duo Ants on a Log. With tight harmonies, silly riddles, a cast of engaging characters, and clever, catchy music, the performance will leave you feeling hopeful, energized, inspired to action, and singing along.
Magic by Poly | March 15
Beloved magician Poly will wow the entire family with this fun-filled magic program featuring a dazzling display of illusions, comedy, music, audience participation, and more.
All programs are FREE. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and performances begin at 2:00 p.m.
This series is made possible by the generosity of the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.