Friday, May 27, 2011

Memphis Children's Theatre Festival

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 28), Chatterbox will perform live at the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival for the fourth year in a row. This absolutely charming event is organized by Voices of the South and hosted at the McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College. Both organizations are good friends to us, so for that and a hundred other reasons, this is an event we truly love to take part in!

Chatterbox performs at 3:15. We'll also be there all morning at a craft booth, helping kids make their own percussion instruments out of simple materials. They can then bring those instruments to the Chatterbox performance and play along with the songs.

Our show, The Bremen Town Musicians, is an update of a classic fairy tale. It features a honkey-tonk donkey, a bluesy hound dog, a jazzy cat, and a rock-and-roll rooster, all of whom team up to (accidentally) fend off a gang of bad guys. The show is adapted and directed by Chatterbox Education Director Marques Brown. It features original songs and great character voices, and it promises to be great fun for children and adults alike.

Here's a brief rundown of our Children's Theatre Festival performances. In 2008, we performed The Queen Bee as well as a live version of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. In 2009, we presented Esemerelda the Ugly Princess and Stone Soup. In 2010, we offered The Shepherd of Clouds. So check out those shows, then join us tomorrow as we create another! We hope to see you there.

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