JOHNNY APPLESEED CHILDREN'S THEATRE SHOW DESCRIPTIONS
A group of bored children find an old trunk, the contents of which provide the fun materials for them to create an imaginative production of "The Emperor's New Clothes." Kids will have a blast with this old story told from their perspective, moved along quickly by a Rappin' Narrator, wonderful pop songs and a lot of dancing and silliness. A great way for kids to get the message "Think for Yourself."
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(A new version of "The Emperor's New Clothes")
Script, music and lyrics by Lauren Mayer
In the Kingdom of Transhillaria, the King attempts to find a way to make his daughter smile . A beautiful young woman, Alixia is under the spell of the Old Gray Man of the Forest and only mopes and pines. A challenge is issued to the villagers that whoever can make her smile will get half of the kingdom. Contenders include Wilda, her two brothers Hans (not too bright) and Simon (good and true), and, of all people, the King’s messenger! A magic goose provides the solution and a parade of comedy!
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The Golden Goose
Book, music and lyrics by Richard Kinter
Prince Philip, infatuated with a kitchen maid, Melinda, boasts to his mother, the Queen that Melinda can spin straw into gold. The Queen challenges Melinda to “spin to win” Prince Philip as her husband. Enter the wicked troll, Rumpelstiltskin, who does indeed spin the straw into gold, but with the promise that Melinda will give her first born child to him as payment. Only if she can guess the troll’s name will her child be returned. Modern, witty, hilarious characters.
July 24 26 27 31 August 2 3
Straw Into Gold
Book by Sally Netzel
The King and Queen of Never Nod have a baby, Princess Briar Rose. Evilina, a witch, casts a terrible curse on the baby. Sixteen years later it’s up to Prince Alexander to rescue Briar Rose and the sleeping court. He must fight a Wall of Thorns, a False Princess, and most frightening, the Dark Knight! Zany, wonderful characters and a charming score.