PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical – 2012 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival – Theatre Thursday

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by



Next up in our series about the 2012 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical.


|Photo credit Eric Waterman


PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical

Join the Pop Ups, a Brooklyn-based indie kid-rocker band, in their energetic live show that is as parent-pleasing as it is kid-centric. With cleverly crafted lyrics over catchy tunes, life-size puppets from the people behind The Muppet Show and rocking interactive dance numbers, PASTA! takes kids on a whimsical adventure through the Brooklyn borough, in search of ingredients to make the best locally-sourced tomato sauce ever. “Aside from marinara, what exactly is this band cooking up? Simply put: They’ve got the recipe for one of the most entertaining new kids’ acts in the city” (Time Out New York Kids). Featuring hits from the band’s Outside Voices album—a record called “the kids music debut of the year,” by NPRPASTA! will catapult kids out of their seats in a delighted frenzy.

Recommended for ages 2+.


Here’s a video clip from PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical


PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical Performance Schedule

  • Performances at Zellerbach Theatre
  • All Tickets are $10 each
  • Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ 12 PM · BUY
  • Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 12 PM · BUY
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 @ 3 PM · BUY


Remember your ticket to any Philadelphia International Children’s Festival show includes admission to the

Children’s Festival FUN ZONE

Before or after your show make sure to make time to visit the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE.

  • Located on the Outdoor Plaza
  • Opens at 10 am daily.
  • Free for all ticket holders
  • Engaging and hands-on activities for the whole family!
  • Face painting
  • Crafts
  • Performances by Brian Sanders & JUNK (physical theatre), Joe Tayoun & Friends (Middle Eastern drummers), the Give & Take Jugglers, The Cat’s Pajamas (rockin’ music), Wondergy and The Plants (imaginative and eclectic band). Click here to see the FUN ZONE schedule.



Visit with the Phillies Phanatic on Saturday, May 5 at noon!



For a great value, buy a

$25 Children’s Festival Fun Pass

Valid only on Saturday, May 5th!  The Children’s Festival Fun Pass allows you to enjoy three shows, access to the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE and a free lunch for only $25.* It’s the best way to experience the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival! Offer valid for three different performances, not three tickets to the same performance on Saturday, May 5th only. To buy yours, click here.


This post is one in our series on the 28th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival which runs from Thursday, May 3, 2012 to Saturday, May 5, 2012. There will be 6 shows offered over 3 days.  Each show is just $10 a ticket and comes with the opportunity to not only enjoy a family-friendly performance, but also to enjoy fun, interactive, activities and more performances in the FUN ZONE (see details about that below.) The festival is hosted by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Here’s a quick listing of the shows being offered at the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival.

We will be featuring 2 of them each week for Theatre Thursday leading up to the Festival.

In full disclosure, Jersey Family Fun is working with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to promote their Children’s Festival. Jersey Family Fun writers are receiving press passes to attend these shows and review them for Jersey Family Fun. We are also receiving tickets for a family four-pack giveaway.



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