ECU Kids Show – May 5th at Festival Park
East Carolina University will present “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World” this Saturday, May 5th at 1pm in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
Read on for the official press release.
The production will be interactive with children participating throughout the performance with song, movement and dance. A short post-production workshop will follow the performance where children will be invited to work with the cast members to create their own original stories culminating in an informal sharing (the cast will help them create an original costume from the magic fabric box) at the end of the session.
Storybook Theatre’s “Tales From Around the Word” is a collection of children’s stories, dramas, poetry and songs including “The Legend of the Shooting Star,” a Native American tale; “The Dragon Boat Festival,” a tale from Beijing; “The Turnip Story” from Russia; “The Bear and the Fox,” a tale from Finland; “The Three Shovels,” a tale from Peru; and “El Tunche, El Tunche” from the jungles of Peru.
Children will love singing the” Reading Song,” howling at the stars along with the coyote, and singing “Pull, Pull, Pull,” to help the farmer, his wife and son and the farm animals pull the turnip out of the ground. The stories take on a special significance since it is linked via video conferencing in the ECU Global Classroom with representative countries while helped in gathering these exciting and wondrous tales.
Tickets are $5 except for those 5 and under which are free.