Synetic’s distinct style of telling stories through movement, fabric and mime is all over this touching and effective Native American tale of a young girl scarred by fire, who develops her own sense of self worth and beauty. The tale focuses on two sisters making their way through life dealing with tragedy, unexpected twists, unanticipated […]
When a six-year-old in the lobby says, “This is going to be awesome,” I ask why. “I know the story.” Several other youngsters look up. They know it too. No, not from Disney World’s Magic Kingdom; they’ve heard it from their mothers who read or tell them stories. I’m impressed.
It’s hard to avoid running into The Nutcracker during America’s year-end holiday festivities. From amateur productions featuring tiny, budding ballerinas and piped-in music to the kind of lavish, professional productions — all based on a fairy tale by the legendary German storyteller E. T. A. Hoffmann.
Creators of children’s theatre have two rock-solid obligations: to entertain the kiddies without boring their parents to tears. This obligation is particularly binding on those who make theatre for the under-5 set.
Director Elena Vasco has come up with an original crowd-pleaser with Tio Conego and his fellow animals in Las Aventuras de Tio Conejo. Adapted from a Nicaraguan folktale, this is the story of a trickster rabbit who turns the “might makes right” adage on its head.
Synetic Family Theater tells the tale of Puss and his dancing boots.
Synetic Family Theater’s adaptation of The Snow Queen is a heart-in-mouth holiday drama for young people filled with humor, movement, bunraku puppets and gorgeous costumes.
The Bremen Musicians Adapted and Directed by Nicholas Allen Music by John Milosich Produced by Classika Theatre Reviewed by Hunter Kieserman I was very excited to see the world premiere of the musical The Bremen Musicians at Classika Theater. I was familiar with the popular folktal, the story of a Donkey whose only goal in […]
Written by Julia Tasheva Directed By Julia Tasheva and Lilia Slavova. Produced by Classika Theater Reviewed by Hunter Kieserman. I was glad I had bundled up for Classika Theater’s production of The Snow Child, which is set in a winter wonderland. I had never heard the story of The Snow Child before, which is not […]