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Fall Theater Vision Line-up Includes Puppets, Founding Fathers

Posted Sep 30th, 2011 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

ImaginOcean – 10/25 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.)
Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are best friends who just happen to be fish, and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery that all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, while singing, dancing and making new friends as the audience participates alongside them. This off-Broadway production written by John Tartaglia features black light puppetry, backed by a score of swing, R&B and big band music. Tartaglia is a Tony-Award nominated puppeteer and has worked on productions for Sesame Street and the Broadway musical Avenue Q. $8 per person.

We the People – 11/2 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.) / 11/3 (10 a.m.)
This musical revue brings American civics to life and makes social studies exciting and accessible. Students will delight in learning about the First Amendment, presidential elections, judicial process and more. Founding Fathers Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Franklin use song, dance, role playing and their own persuasive passion to help student council candidate Dawn Shapiro learn everything she needs to know about the government. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People brims with American pride. $8 per person.

Yellow Brick Road – 11/7 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.)
In this new musical loosely based on “The Wizard of Oz,” Dora feels like she’s caught between two worlds: on one hand, she is expected to embrace the Latino family traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, but on the other, she also wants to be a contemporary American teenager… She sometimes thinks she’s trapped between a pinto bean and a cheeseburger. Dora can’t figure out where she fits in, and she longs for a place where she can forge her own identity. $8 per person.

Since its inception in 1984, Lourdes University’s Theater Vision program has provided curriculum-based theater arts education to more than half a million students throughout the region. Each season, more than two dozen performances are presented by professional touring companies who specialize in children’s theater. Through a new partnership with the historic Valentine Theatre in Toledo, OH, Theater Vision will present its Season 27 productions at both the Valentine and Franciscan Center of Lourdes University. Visit Theater Vision online at www.lourdes.edu/theater.

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