School Tour 2018/2019

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A Little Mermaid
This all new re-tailing adapted by Wide Open, is touring Saskatchewan and Alberta January  – April, 2019.

ALL NEW SHOW! This adaptation has never toured before and will be touring in French and English.

ALL NEW STYLE!  A Little Mermaid features shadow puppets and cranky theatre.  This gives us lots of art lessons to share with you!

“By the end of the show the adults are having as much fun as the kids!”

Get a Quote/Book Now!

In this our 17th year performing puppet shows for all ages we introduce you to shadow puppets using overhead projectors, and a cranky theatre!   – book your show today!

Length: 45 minutes
Grades: 1-6
Languages: Primarily non-verbal, English/French (want to translate to another language? Contact us!)
Themes: Environmentalism, Grit, Growth Mentality, Literacy
Add Ons: 20 minute kindergarten/Pre-K show
Related Activities: Cranky Theatre, Shadow Puppets, Storytelling

See the 2018/2019 Brochure Here

To book a performance at your school contact us here.   Will you like it? Quotes from our tour here.

Check out these great related crafts!
Grade 1: Red Ted Art makes shadow puppet fish and stage/theatre
Grade 2:  Here’s a light up story box you could make to match any theme your class is working on.
Grade 3: Fee McFaddell has some great free characters to colour, cut out and assemble.  This type of character with brads (or rivets or string) at the joint are traditionally used in shadow puppetry.  They would be created out of hide and treated with oil to make them translucent.
Grade 4: Sweet Paul shows us that our families can be character inspiration for our puppets!  These would be great take home gifts for the holidays.
Grade 5: This article by Lia Griffith is all about making stationary scenes with paper cut outs.  She uses a cricut and a glass cover.  We recommend letting the kids cut out their scenes with scissors and using a clear 2 liter pop bottle for the cover.
Grade 6: Make your own traditional cranky theatre!  This DIY instruction creates a scrolling story with cardboard and dowels.  Each story is drawn out on one long scroll – great for a group of students to create together.

Bonus: this circus shadow show is adorable.  And slightly more stable as its made of wood.
And This is where we started researching to create our cranky!

Here’s a clip from a previous puppet show!

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