We’re kickin’ off the school year with Delta Children’s Museum’s first field trip of the year! Join us on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9 AM or 11 AM for a great performance of “Aesop’s Dinosaur Fable” by Bits N’ Pieces Puppet Theater at the E. E. Bass Auditorium. Admission is $5 per child and free for chaperones. Make your RSVP by calling Megan at the GAC office at 662-332-2246 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A teachers guide is available for all interested educators. Read more about the performance after the jump!
From Bits ‘N Pieces:
Our Dinosaur Fable pleases audiences all across the United States. Shrieks of delight fill the halls when children see this rock n’ rollin’ glow-in-the-dark dinosaur. Aesop’s Dinosaur Fable is an original musical production adapted by Bits ‘N Pieces from Aesop’s well-known tale of the Grasshopper and the Ant.
Dinosaur Fable features singing and dancing by six giant prehistoric puppets and the live actor leader of our tale, TryANTasaurus. The frolicking action of our nine-foot-tall dinosaur puppets with wee TryANTasaurus will excite young audiences as they learn the central lesson, “It’s better to prepare today for tomorrow.”
In our story, the Farmer Ant’s Almanac predicts an ICE STORM for later today. Heeding the warning, TryANTaSaurus prepares for the worst but our lazy, green giant pays no mind to his little red friend. But, chances are a million-to-one that things won’t be the same tomorrow! In this rollicking tale, our dawdling dinosaur learns it’s perilous to procrastinate.
In addition to the Bits ‘N Pieces touring company, four children from every audience appear on stage to kick off the play in the localized children’s participation segment.
This original musical was inspired by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre’s cultural exchange projects in Trinidad. Aesop’s cool classic Greek fable and Trinidad’s Caribbean Island motifs are strongly evident in the musical tempo, dance styling and colorful sets of the play.
Learn more about Bits ‘N Pieces Theatre on their website here.