Little Artshram and
O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players
“Sun and Rock: Stories from Byrd Baylor”
TODAY, August 2, 2012 @ 11:00 am, @ the TCFF Kids Fest, Central Grade School, at the corner of Seventh & Wadsworth , Traverse City, Michigan!
Our 2013 summer puppet theater features Byrd Baylor, author of over 30 well-loved children’s books. Our musical story takes place in two wonderful and powerful places: Arizona and Northern Michigan, near our lovely Grand Traverse Bay. Accompanying Byrd on this journey is a fourth generation Monarch Butterfly,
a Songbird and a Rabbit.
Monarch Butterfly arrives in Arivaca, Arizona en route to Grand Traverse Bay after wintering in Michoacan, Mexico. There he meets the author Byrd Baylor and her friends, Songbird Girl and Rabb-It. The group joins together in reading Byrd’s book, The Way To Start a Day.
“Zuni Melody” Traditional
“Daylight” Adam Levine, etal
“Here Comes the Sun” George Harrison
“House of the Rising Sun” Traditional
“Sunny” Bobby Hebb
In Between: “You are the Sunshine of my Life” Stevie Wonder
Leaving the desert, the group is now in Northern Michigan, at the edge of the Great Lake. Attuned to the power of Nature, the group shares the ten rules of finding a rock, from Byrd’s book, Everybody Needs A Rock.
“A Boy and His Rock” Alaric Jans
“Rock Around the Clock Tonight”
Max C. Freedman and Jimmy DeKnight
Our 2013 O’k and Pretty Good Cast and Crew….
Monarch Butterfly: Mike Nunn
Byrd Coyote Baylor: Kenny Perry
Songbird Girl: Addie Eldridge
Rebel Rabb-It: Emma Burns
Music Director: Rokko Jans, on Keyboard
Violin: Kerry Alspaugh
TC Sing(ers): Heather Kingham, Lee Edwards
O’k Puppet Directress: Penny Krebiehl
Set design and script, inspired by Byrd Baylor and collectively created by the 2013 O’k and Pretty Good Players.
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