Ms. Dennise's Puppet Theatre
May 19, 2011
Puppets are magic, no doubt about it. I’ve been a library puppeteer for more years than I care to admit, and children have particularly loved my first puppet, a mischievous sloth named Ragsdale. One little girl, upon hearing him sing again, called out, "You’re my favorite singer!" I’ve been touched while watching an autistic young patron in his 30s, never very demonstrative, engage one puppet in sweet conversation. And puppets on stage, bringing a beloved, traditional story to life, can introduce children to the enchantments of live theatre. First, there are the stage lights - and music that seems to come from nowhere. Then the curtain opens on live puppets telling stories to today’s children, and linking them to the gems in our literary heritage.
So please consider treating your children to Lee’s Summit Library’s own troupe, The LS Puppeteers, as they proudly present:
Little Blue Riding Hood - A goofy retelling of “that little girl with the red hood.
The Lion and the Mouse - The Aesop classic.
The Monkey and the Crocodile - Will Monkey be clever enough to outwit a very hungry crocodile? A favorite from India.
The show starts at 11:00 am Saturday, May 21, 2011 in the Children’s Story Area.
Sure hope to see you there!
Lee's Summit Branch