Focus on Community/Arts
Pop-up Books Come to TPAC Stage at Chesapeake College

Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005


 

Dragons and giants come to life in Theatreworks’ presentation of "Pop-ups, Puppets and Parades" on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Rufus and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College.

This three-act production features colorful sets and rousing music. In the first act, "The Magic Golden Ring" is set to music by Mendelssohn, Bizet and Prokofiev. Rudyard Kipling’s "Two Just So Stories" and music from Mahler are featured in the second act. The audience is invited to participate in the third act’s Mardi Gras parade to the jazzy "When the Saints Go Marchin’ In."

The show, created by Jim West and Marshall Izen, features a variety of beautifully crafted puppets to tell the stories. A children’s performer for 20 years, West has performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and appeared on "Mister Roger’s Neighborhood." Izen has had a distinguished career in children’s performances. He won two Emmys for his work in children’s television.

Tickets for the show are $8. Tickets are also on sale now for other shows in the Family Series. Patrons can enjoy Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Princess and the Pea" on Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration tour comes to TPAC on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. with "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." The Family Series wraps up with "The Rainbow Fish" on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the box office at 410-827-5867.

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