This delightful tale from the Brothers Grimm is about a feisty little tailor who kills seven flies in one blow. Impressed with his own accomplishment, he creates a sash with the words “Seven in One Blow” and, wearing it, sets off to make his fortune. But everyone he meets assumes that he has killed seven knights, not seven flies. Faced with a series of challenges, the tailor rises to meet each one. Using his pluck, courage and intelligence he defeats two evil giants, conquers a rampaging rhinoceros, saves the kingdom from a ferocious dragon, and wins the hand of a Princess too!
With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment brings this beloved story to life in its uniquely magical way!
Language Arts – Reading, Creative Writing as storytelling with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity, and problem-solving
In Enchantment’s telling of this classic Grimm fairy tale, a fisherman and his family live in a tiny hut by the sea. One day the fisherman catches a golden flounder who tells him that he’s really an enchanted prince. The flounder begs to be set free and promises to give the fisherman whatever he wishes. The fisherman is amazed and releases the flounder without making a wish. When he tells his wife the story, she asks her husband to return to the flounder and ask for a cottage to replace their tiny hut. The flounder does her bidding and the family is delighted with their new home.
Soon the wife tires of the cottage and asks for a castle. As the story continues her wishes become more and more grandiose as she demands to be king and then emperor. When she finally wishes to be lord of the universe, the fisherman finds a way to restore his family to their true happiness and transform the magic flounder as well.
With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music, and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment brings this beloved tale to life in its uniquely magical way!
Classic Literature, Language Arts, Inductive Reasoning from Observation of Non-Verbal Language, Justice and Forgiveness, Transformative Power of Loving Relationships
This show takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery and demonstrates that family can be as unique as you want it to be.
A kindly old donkey runs away from the farmer who wants to trade him in. A lazy cat is kicked out of her home because she won’t catch mice. A rooster flies away from the farm where he’s about to be cooked for dinner. When these three down-and-out animals meet on the road, they decide to band together and become musicians. As they make their way to the town of Bremen, they encounter an old lady, her dog and two robbers. Using ingenuity, courage and their unique talents, they scare off the robbers and find a loving family and a happy home. Based on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, this delightful story about discovering one’s purpose and creating community is as fresh and meaningful today as it was 200 hundred years ago.
Language Arts – Creative Writing as storytelling with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity and problem solving; compare & contrast different versions of a classic story
Set in Louisiana with the flavor of an American folk tale, our story transports audiences to a magical world of herons, turtles, alligators and a mysterious Beast. In a little town at the edge of the bayou live a loving father and his two daughters, Grace Elizabeth and Beauty Jane. Beauty loves to explore the swamps and forest but after she has an accident there, she refuses to return. When her father’s livelihood is threatened by the wealthiest man in town, he travels into the forest and accidentally encounters the Beast. To save her father Beauty returns to the bayou and discovers the truth about the Beast. Realizing her true purpose, she bravely protects the creatures that call the bayou home as she stands up to those who want to destroy it.
Language Arts – Creative Writing as storytelling with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity, and problem-solving; compare and contrast different versions of a classic story
Environment and Ecology – Discover the needs of living things in a habitat; what happens when they’re endangered