Everyone Should Go To Puppet Theater
- August 15, 2016
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Albert—The Interactive Children’s Musical (based on the book by Donna Jo Napoli) was a fun experience. Performed by Omar Prince and Alex Ishkanian (who cowrote it with Scott Test), it’s a story with a powerful lesson about fear and transformation.
Yes, I went. No, I didn’t bring any children. In my opinion, everyone should attend puppet theater. It’s a chance to be reminded of a simpler way of having fun and learning a message or two. Add in a strong actor who can sing well and a puppeteer with the ability to bring multiple characters to life and it’s a good experience.
But I had to make a decision. I could either be a spectator, snapping pictures and trying to get the best shots for this entry, or I could just take a few and immerse myself in the show. I chose the latter, which is why I don’t have any photos of one of the best (and funniest) characters in the show—a black cat with a sense of entitlement every cat owner would recognize.
Audience participation was expected (this was aimed at young children but I think the grownups enjoyed dancing in their rows just as much) and I admit to yelling out answers right along with everyone else.
You can find out more at AlbertTheChildrensMusical.com.