On Tuesday, October 11, Delta Children’s Museum is proud to host a performance of “Peter Rabbit” by Bits N’ Pieces Puppet Theatre.
Dapper, young Peter Rabbit believes he knows better than Mama Rabbit. Ignoring her warnings he is determined to go to Farmer McGregor’s forbidden garden.
Peter slips away from the drudgery of chores on a musical adventure to the paradise carrot patch. He’s sure no harm will come to him as he gives in to the temptation of the farmer’s prize vegetables. Peter not only gets a taste of fresh vegetables but also of life and the perils of trespassing. Mama Rabbit embraces Peter and Flopsy.
Children are delighted as they watch the thoroughly Scottish Farmer McGregor in hot pursuit of that rascal Peter Rabbit. Little Peter, played by live actor Holli Rubin, hops, scampers and finally eludes the towering farmer.
Peter makes his way to safety aided by a cat-chasing Dogfish but loses his brand new shoes and jacket.
Sheepishly, he faces the music with Mama Rabbit. He manages to save his own tail when he admits he’s learned the valuable lesson – “It’s better to be good than bad!”
Filled with singing, dancing and giant fun, The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit is an original production of Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre.
There will be three showings during the day; presentations at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. are open for all area schools at $5 per child (teachers and chaperones are free of charge), and a 1 pm free showing is available for our partnership schools (limited to 250 students from each partnership school district). All showings will be held at E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. A teacher’s guide will be available for all interested educators.
Want to join us for the show? Call or email Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council at 662-332-2246. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.