Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Laurie Berkner

Kid-favorite Laurie Berkner, LIVE in HBG!

February 8, 2020
11:00 AM

Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets range from $25.50 - $59.50
$59.50 tickets include a Meet & Greet

 

Best-selling, award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner has been a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr., Sprout, and NBCUniversal Kids channels, and her original songs, albums (twelve so far), DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie Berkner is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement. What sets Laurie apart? She displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents and caregivers happily along for the ride.  Laurie finds inspiration in her audience.  “I want to create songs that matter for children,” she says.  “I was singing once and saw a four-year-old girl shut her eyes and start swaying to the music.  I thought, ‘That’s the reason I got into music.’  It keeps me wanting to do more.” Laurie’s “Greatest Hits” solo show features popular hits like “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Pig On Her Head,” and “Rocketship Run,” plus – as a special treat for fans – a few well-loved Laurie Berkner songs that are not often heard at Laurie’s full-band concerts!  Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads).

Recognized as the queen of kids’ music” (Peoplemagazine), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC.  She has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums (with a thirteenth album scheduled for release in October 2019), was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., appeared regularly on the network's Jack's Big Music Show, and helped develop the short-form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie!on Sprout TV. Her music videos now appear on Universal Kids’ Sprout House.  Laurie’s 10-chapter Audible Original Series, Laurie Berkner’s Songand Story Kitchenrecently debuted on Audible. Simon & Schuster recently published a series of three picture books by Laurie, based on her songs. Lauriehas also written the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children's musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater: Wanda's Monster, The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, and Interstellar Cinderella. Laurie tours nationwide, performing both solo and with The Laurie Berkner Band. What sets Laurie apart? She displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents and caregivers happily along for the ride.  Laurie finds inspiration in her audience.  “I want to create songs that matter for children,” she says.  “I was singing once and saw a four-year-old girl shut her eyes and start swaying to the music.  I thought, ‘That’s the reason I got into music.’  It keeps me wanting to do more.”

 

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This show is supported by the Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation.

 

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