MB and the RabbIT & Songbird

A GOOD MORNING  SHOUT OUT!

EVERYbody sings right???

This is the third year that Little Artshram has partnered with O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players giving an original, musical puppet show to the TCFF organization for their Kids Fest.

It’s always kind of awesome, if we do say so ourselves, and this year we’ve run into a little performance week snafu with one of our special guests and puppeteers not able to participate or perform because of a death in the family.

We need additional voice(s) in the chorus to accompany Mr. Rokko Jans, our cast and musical director (and a pro composer from Chicago Shakespeare Theater, etal).

There is a dress rehearsal tonight THURSDAY, August 1st,  at O’k Studio in the Alley, 514 Second St.  6:30 pm. Tomorrow’s performance meetup is 10:00 am, with the play beginning at 11:00 am.  The total performance time is approx. 30 minutes.

Please HELP if you can!

On Friday morning we need voices to help us sing the following songs that are starred ***

Other music listed will underscore the performance bits.

Scenes and music….

Opening music:  Zuni Melody, Ancient

ACT 1:

***“Daylight” Adam Levine

***“Here Comes the Sun” George Harrison

“House of the Rising Sun”

“Sunny”

“You are the Sunshine of my Life” Stevie Wonder

ACT 2:

“A Boy and His Rock” Alaric Jans

***”Rock Around the Clock”

If you are interested, willing and able—please contact us:

Thank you so much for your consideration!

`penny

231-922-2014

ps. here’s a little bit of info on the play  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153054555070181&set=a.10150095948295181.393578.465381305180&type=1&theater

Singing Voices Needed…TCFF Kids Fest Musical Puppet Show…LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

This Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival Kids’ Fest @ Central Grade School, 7th Street, Traverse City, Michigan @ 11:00 am.

Please, join Little Artshram and O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players….

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Our 2013 summer puppet theater features author Byrd Baylor, author of over 30 well-loved childrens’ books. Our original puppet story/script takes place in Arizona and then we travel north, right here along the lovely Grand Traverse Bay, with a fourth generation Monarch Butterfly narrating and guiding our way. From Byrd Baylor’s home place in the Sonoran Desert to the edge of Lake Michigan, you’ll find two wonderful, powerful places where all kinds of creatures live.

ByrdThrough music, song and Byrd’s storytelling our SUN AND ROCK puppet show, shares how the sun’s energy is a part of our “solar diet”, and why showing our appreciation of shared, powerful natural sources and incredible inanimate objects, like rocks, can bring great joy! Find out more about upcoming puppet and mask theater workshops, classes and performances:

231-922-2014penny.ok.art@gmail.com

www.pennyokart.com  OR  www.littleartshram.org

Sun and Rock, Scenery Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Puppet Show @ the Traverse City Film Festival Kids Fest, Friday, Aug. 2nd…LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

Sun and Rock, Scenery Chorus

O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players at the Traverse City Film Fest….and you can join us too!  Ever been a part of a puppet theater troupe?

NOW’s your chance and a golden opportunity! We are performing at the Traverse City Film Fest and YOU can be a part of the party!  We are putting out the call for folks of all ages to join our “Scenery Chorus”.

You will be joining a group of awesome folks in our production of “SUN AND ROCK: Stories from Byrd Baylor”.  The stories take place in both Arizona and NW Michigan, it abstractly follows the path of a Monarch Butterfly, drawing some comparisons to the understanding of the energies that we are connected to at the edges of the powerful places—the edge of the desert and the edge of water of a great lake….It connects to our understanding of how energy is shared, fueled by the Sun for us all and how all earth’s beings have a “solar diet”, even butterflies and rocks…and how we come to recognize our connections, while also understand the beauty and importance of showing our appreciation for these shared gifts.

The Scenery Chorus will have a joy-filled time of setting the stage in each of our two acts, carrying bump cards through from time to time, rising and shining our BIG well-loved Sun Puppet, scattering a few colorful rocks about the stage, and yes, a little singing will also be part of the mix. This is meant to be a group effort–with a sense of playful comraderie.

Some of you have said you love Byrd Baylor and her stories, so this is a place for you to share/demonstrate and act on that in a great little community theater way! Sounds kind of wonderful huh?

We feel that by putting this invitation out to the big wide-world of friends and families, that we are sure to be blessed with exactly the right group of folks for this chorus!

This week we are in our final, and first, ’cause thats’ the way we do original-organic-community-puppet theater for a special presentation at the Traverse City Film Festival on Friday.

Contact us for a copy of the script, asap, and let us know you are interested, then show up for our first rehearsal. See the schedule below:

Set design, puppet production and music rehearsals are: Monday, July 29th-through Thursday, August 1st, meeting each day from 1-4 pm

Monday: read through script/storyboard, begin set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Tuesday: tweak/finalize storyboard, continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Wednesday: continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Thursday: COMPLETE/Fine-tune and finish set design and puppets

Performance rehearsals for the entire crew are scheduled for Monday, July 29th through puppet dress-rehearsal on Thursday, August 1st, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Monday; read through script, designate roles

Tuesday; read through w/ designated roles, meet puppets

Wednesday; read through w/ puppets

Thursday: puppet dress rehearsal

Our puppet performance is on Friday, August 2nd @ 11:00 am, at the Kids Fest site at Central Grade School, on 7th Street in Traverse City.

thanks all, looking forward!

231-922-2014

penny.ok.art@gmail.com

Join the Pretty Good Players for a TCFF Kidsfest puppet show!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

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We are PLEASED to share details about our soon to be fantastic puppet and mask theater production and performance for this year’s Traverse City Film Festival KidsFest!

It’s our third year sharing a puppet performance and this year, we are featuring author Byrd Baylor’s wonderful stories.

Our performance is titled:  “Sun and Rock: Stories from Byrd Baylor”

This is a special (FREE! as in no tuition fee) and an invitation to children and youth of all ages (that mean’s BIG kids too!)–who have participated in our summer or puppet camps in the past and have the time and a hankering to join our Pretty Good Player troupe and take part in this year’s production.

Set design, puppet production and music rehearsals are: Monday, July 29th-through Thursday, August 1st, meeting each day from 1-4 pm

Monday: read through script/storyboard, begin set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Tuesday: tweak/finalize storyboard, continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Wednesday: continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music

Thursday: COMPLETE/Fine-tune and finish set design and puppets

Performance rehearsals for the entire crew are scheduled for Monday, July 29th through puppet dress-rehearsal on Thursday, August 1st, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Monday; read through script, designate roles

Tuesday; read through w/ designated roles, meet puppets

Wednesday; read through w/ puppets

Thursday: puppet dress rehearsal

Our puppet performance is on Friday, August 2nd @ 11:00 am, at the Kids Fest site at Central Grade School, on 7th Street in Traverse City.

We are SUPER excited about this year’s puppet theater project! For further information, to receive a script, and to CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION in this year’s super, fantastic, puppet theater project, please reply right away!

CONTACT, `penny Krebiehl:

231-922-2014

penny.ok.art@gmail.com

www.littleartshram.org

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Be a part of the O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

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WHERE did those BIG birds come from?

Glad you asked!

Find out with a special invitation to join in on the puppet-growing fun, ’cause it’s time for our 2013 PUPPET CAMP!

PUPPET CAMP is a two-week fantastic intensive, musical, theater and art experience which includes an opportunity for aspiring puppeteers and musicians to participate in a performance at the Traverse City Film Fest!

Learn the how-to’s of the ancient art of puppetry and mask making, be a part of creating an original, story-telling play and script, compose original music and songs guided by talented artists and musicians….Registration open! M-F, 9 am -3 pm, July 22nd through August 2nd!

O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players, have been sharing puppet and mask performances since 2010, and will be holding a fantastic and special 2-weeks of PUPPET CAMP to prepare for a performance in Traverse City, including building puppets, set design, story-boarding, puppet and mask performance/acting lessons….This is amazing, local “organic” puppet theater, which includes a week of production and design, with our continued collaboration with professional artists and musicians.

The 2013 PUPPET CAMP is brought to you by Little Artshram and O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players, with  composer and musician Rokko Jans, and Traverse City’s home-town puppeteer and mask-maker, Penny Krebiehl, and we are expecting a few very special guests artists and musicians!

Yippee! We can’t wait for the creative chaos and this 3rd Annual Puppet Camp to begin…Join us!

Register here:

http://www.littleartshram.org/?page_id=2028

Scholarship available and discount for siblings.

Please inquire!

Info: 231-735-8370

penny.ok.art@gmail.com

www.littleartshram.org

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*photo from “A Special Day in Bumpkin Land” one of our visiting puppet artist, George Meyer‘s marionette show, performed at Heart of the Beast Theater in 2012

Summer Puppet Camp in Traverse City….for children, youth & adultsLittleArtshram.org