‘Sid the Science Kid’ Added to Valley Performing Arts Center’s Spring Season

sidthesciencekid 4 web“Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!” is making its first Southern California appearance on Saturday, March 8, at the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Northridge.

The star of the PBS children’s animated television show, “Sid the Science Kid,” will be joined by his cohorts May, Gabriela and Gerald, and together they will discover the excitement and curiosities of the world during the 1 p.m. performance.

The whole family will be invited to join as Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure asking questions and finding cool answers. Teacher Susie will be there to keep the music flowing as the characters interact with the audience to figure out the world together.

“‘Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!’ embodies every aspect of the mission of the Valley Performing Arts Center,” said Steve Thachuk, VPAC’s interim executive director. “We’re committed to bringing the very best in entertainment and education to our audiences, and children and families are one of the most important. Sid is a perfect choice.”

“Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!” is a new show created by the Academy Award-winning Jim Henson Creature Shop. It is a product of the imaginative minds of Michael Lewis, a veteran Broadway performer and producer of “ImaginOcean;” John Tartaglia, creator and writer of “ImaginOcean” and a Tony Award-nominated actor; and the Jim Henson Creature Shop.

Jim Henson’s “Sid the Science Kid” television series is an educational animated show produced by the Jim Henson Company for PBS KIDS. It uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. The landmark production of 66 half-hour episodes debuted in 2008, and has since been honored with five Emmy nominations and multiple awards, including the more recent EINE Golden Eagle Award.

Tickets for “Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!” go on sale today, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org, by phone at (818) 677-3000 or in person at the center’s ticket office. Ticket prices range from $10 to $25 per person.