Orpheum Special Events
- Programs & Events »
- Special Events
Generously sponsored by The Robeson Family Benefit Fund
Do you enjoy creating and imagining with LEGO? We will be hosting our 4th annual competition that highlights the skills of our local junior engineers!
Participants are welcome to build an entry on their own or grab a friend and create an entry as a team. Prizes will be awarded for each age group, which may include gift shop certifi cates, party packages, and LEGO sets. Winners will be announced at the opening event on September 24, 2011.
Judging: Entries will be divided into groups, according to the participant’s current grade:
• 1st grade and younger
• 2nd and 3rd grade
• 4th and 5th grade
• 6th grade and older (includes adult and child
There are no building categories, so use your imagination to impress the judges! Entries will be judged on originality of the idea and creativity of the build. Judges will also look at the amount of detail in the projects as criteria for distinction. Due to space restrictions, please keep your entries to a reasonable size (no larger than two 32x32 standard LEGO base plates). Drop-Off: Potential winners should drop off their masterpieces from September 17 through the 23rd during Museum hours. Entry registration is available on-site during these times. There is a $5 fee per entry, and payment will be taken at the Museum during dropoff.
Feel free to enter as many creations as you want! Participants will place their entries on tables by age group in our secure theater where they will stay until they are taken home.
LEGO Contest Event: September 24, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Award ceremony begins at 4 p.m. This event is free with paid admission and free for Museum and LEGO Club members. During the event, enjoy building activities for all ages including advanced LEGO tips for enthusiasts. Prizes will be given to participants during the awards ceremony or at pick-up time if participant cannot attend the ceremony.
Entry Pick-Up: Entries should be taken home at the end of the event on September 24th, or picked up on September 25th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Prompting Theatre will transform the Orpheum Theatre into a family friendly haunted house. Admission $10 adults, $5 children & family specials
Proceeds benefit the Orpheum & DSC
This year's event will be an iconoclastic event serving up and then busting the myths surrounding monsters, mad men, and scary Halloween lore. “When people think Halloween, they think Haunted House. But we want to re-think what could be scary,” says Brian Hagey of the Developmental Services Center. Hagey is also very involved with the Prompting Theatre, a theater company composed of adults with various mental challenges.
Brian and his friends at The Prompting Theatre were in charge of designing and building the Orpheum’s Haunted House last October. This year, Brian is back with a few tricks up his sleeve. The Orpheum Theatre will be split up into numerous rooms, each with a different theme, focusing on different fears and phobias. In the interactive promenade, visitors can move easily through the rooms. Brian is enthusiastic about the many possibilities for this year’s Mystery at the Museum as he feels it is both an important network within the community and an opportunity to show people that “people with disabilities have really strong ideas.”