Thursday September 22, 2011

Theatre

The Magical World of Thumbelina

First show in Star 98.3 series at the Cultural Centre Oct 2

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

lower Children! Baby Boomers! Bring your children and grandchildren to Oregon Shadow Theatreís Thumbelina, coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

As the first show of Star 98.3ís Kidsí Series, this presentation brings colourful shadow puppets to life and presents the Original Flower Child like youíve never seen before.

Follow Thumbelina on her magical journeys as she finds her way in the world of nature as a miniature girl born from a flower. The Cultural Centreís main theatre will be transformed into a fairylike world, consisting of a projection screen the shape of a setting full moon and populated by a rainbow cast of mice, frogs, birds and bugs.

Her funny, engaging story is told by the multi-voiced talent of Mick Doherty and accompanied by a cluster of musical instruments, including a hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion and sound effects devices. Taking care of the magic behind the scenes is Deb Chase, who designs, makes and expertly manipulates the bits of plastic and paper that bring the colourful shadow puppets to life.

The visual design of this colorful shadow play is drawn from Art Nouveau and the flowing organic lines of its natural themes. The art and music of the Rock 'n Roll era inspires much of the design of the play. While the plot follows Hans Christian Andersenís story, the script supports a comic sub text linking music of the 1960ís and Ď70s to Thumbelina's desire to find her home in a land of flowers.

You will not want to miss the story of the Original Flower Child, so purchase your tickets today by calling the Centre Box Office at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or by visiting the friendly agents Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Thumbelina is generously sponsored by Star 98.3 FM, Ritchie Bros., KPMG, Bathe Plumbing, Bank of Montreal, Price Smart Foods, Sutton Group Showplace Realty, Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, Chilliwack Progress, and the City of Chilliwack.

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