Children and parents can both yell with delight when The Sippy Cups come through Rancho Cucamonga. “[Our show] is like a rock n’ roll circus,” describes lead singer and founder of the Sippy Cups, Paul Godwin. TSC’s colorful costumes and fun songs will inevitably entertain children, but parents can also get into the performances as well. “We try to create an experience where parents can enjoy going to a rock concert but also a safe environment to bring their kids to.” Unlike some children’s musical shows, The Sippy Cups play their own instruments and some of the members have played in other rock groups such as vocalist Alison Faith Levy, who was with The Loud Family and Rudy Trubitt. Think the influences range from Elmo to the Electric Company? No. This group proudly names their inspirators as nothing less than the Ramones, the Beatles, and early Pink Floyd. How’s that for all-inclusive eclectica?
The Sippy Cups will be playing music from their Electric Storyland album as well as new songs from the forthcoming Time Machine. A standard show features jugglers, sketch comedy, aerial artists, an acrobat, a confetti cannon and a kid-friendly music inspired by rock legends. Looking for a fun and immensely interesting show to take the kids to? This show takes the cake. (Chris Millan)
The Sippy Cups at the Lewis Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (877) 858-8422; www.vgculturalcenter.com/ph.htm. Sat., June 28, 1:00pm and 4:00pm; $16.00 adult; $13.00 children 12 and under; $14.00 seniors age 60+