On Thursday, April 4, 2024 the Delta Children’s Museum will present “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo” by the Brad Simon Organization at 9:00 and 11:00 am in E.E. Bass Auditorium with an admission price of $5 per person. Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live” guides the audience on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Erth’s dinosaur puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide! The project is K thru 6th grade appropriate. Reservations and tickets may be purchased from the Greenville Arts Council at (662) 332-2246
On Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:00 and 11:00 am Patricia Carreras will present “A Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste” in E. E. Bass Auditorium. Patty performs five silent stories that use Body, Imagination and Concentration. Pre-reading skills are silently introduced as words fly by the audience as Title Cards. The program is made possible by donations from the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Patty Carreras is an independent professional touring artist. A contemporary actor, Carreras owns her own storytelling company. The one woman show company tours with a variety of shows – puppets, mime and storytelling with live music and song. Visual arts comes to life in these multifaceted productions creating a multi arts experience for all ages. Each summer, Patty as Charlie Chapline Mime comes alive for tens of thousands of visitors at the Anchorage Street Fair in AR. People everywhere are always mesmerized at Patty’s ability to not only personify her characters with hilarious antics and puppetry but are also astounded at her stature like ability to hold a pose. Patricia also offers programs that connect to specific school curriculum – whether it is story building and literacy, or Math, history, or science – Patricia has a performance for every grade level. She was trained as a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in drama and dance and at the Lincoln Institute for Anesthetic Education. Her performances and workshops entertain as they teach, opening minds to new ways of learning while warming hearts. The program helps audience use Abstract Thinking to understand story lines and characters. This highly entertaining program helps audiences unlock the power of Imagination. The program is appropriate for all ages with an emphasis on Pre-K thru 3rd grade. Reservations for the program may be made by calling the Greenville Arts Council at (662) 332-2246. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lee Engel at 662-378-8645.
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023 the Delta Children’s Museum will present “Fun Believable Science” by Paul Adams’ Great Shows for Kids at 9:00 and 11:00 am in Sykes Hall at Washington School with an admission price is $5 per person. Professor Wow’s “Fun Believable Science Show” is all about science and Professor Wow, Bradley Fields captivates the audience with his famous 12-foot tall “Foam Monster” and his impossible “Balloons in Orbit“ and then reveals the secrets behind some startling laws of science. Professor Wow believes that every child has the ability to be successful in science.” When science makes sense, kids excel – whether students are reviewing the material or learning the material for the first time. Professor Wow guarantees a fun-believable show of science comprehension. The show stimulates creative thinking and problem solving by enlightening kids about everyday use of science. A huge hit with both students and teachers, the large colorful props and comical delivery keeps all students engaged from the front row to the back! The content of the show is STEAM curriculum connected: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Fields, the star of the show said, “The show enlivens science curriculum and inspires curiosity. My goal when I perform is to stretch young minds!” Fields has performed internationally in theaters, cabarets, and performance arts centers. He appeared in the Broadway musical “Barnum,” at the Smithsonian Institution, and has performed internationally, recently in Beijing, China. He continues to give more than 200 performances of “Fun Believable Science!” each year. Reservations may be made by calling the Greenville Arts Council 662-332-2246. For additional information, please visit their website: www.greatshowsforkids.com
On Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6, 2023 Delta Children’s Museum will present Bits N Pieces Puppet Theaters “The Selfish Giant’s Garden” at six different schools in the Mississippi Delta. The schools will be announced closer to production time. Puppeteer and storyteller Jerry Bickel uses marionettes to bring the story of “The Selfish Giant’s Garden” to life on stage. These marionettes are made of wood, plaster and fabric. Some of the marionettes are “French” with strings, and some are “Czech” with wires instead. A traditional classic marionette stage with full scenery and lighting complimented the performance. In addition to the performance Jerry and Holli also present an illustrated demonstration of the marionette’s historical development. During the performance the puppeteers allows the audience to see the “manipulation technique” of the puppets and the “backstage” workings of the theatre. Bits ‘N Pieces Theatre has been creating original musical productions adapted from classic children’s literature for more than 40 years. The company has been on twelve international tours to Asia and Europe and created puppets for 16 productions, including 52 giant puppets. This will be a free admission production courtesy of the sponsors of the Residency: the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation, the Greenville Junior Auxiliary and the Mississippi Arts Commission. A great Teacher Study Guide was available to each of the schools with previews of “The Selfish Giant’s Garden” available at www.PuppetWorld.com.
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