Ocean State Theatre Company will welcome back the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre and their presentation of the tallest of tales, Jack and the Beanstalk on Friday, August 10, 2012. The production is part of Theatre By The Sea's 2012 Children's Festival, which is recommended for children 4 years and older.
This innovative and exciting production of Jack and the Beanstalk is a feast of visuals and sound, performed on a stunning two-level stage, with big and beautiful puppets, a rhyme-spouting giant, a marvelous growing beanstalk, and a delightful musical score. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales is full of fun and loaded with laughs, creating a giant-sized entertainment for all ages!
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre has delighted audiences across the nation with their whimsical humor and puppetry since 1982. Not only do originators Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall perform all of their shows, they also design and build all of the puppets and sets, write the scripts, and record the soundtracks. Now residents of Halifax, Vt., they continue performing throughout the U.S. in schools, museums, and theaters. Performance venues have included the Detroit Institute of Art, the Smithsonian, Paper Mill Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and dozens of regional and national puppetry festivals. In 2001 Jamie and Bonny were honored by their peers, when their production Anansi, Spiderman of Africa! was awarded an UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence, the highest honor in American puppetry. This honor was repeated in 2005 with the receipt of a second UNI award for The Bremen Town Musicians. In 2008, Bonny received aCommendation for Design in the Puppet Theatre by the Arlyn Award Foundation for The Day It Snowed Tortillas.
Between the performances, families can enjoy refreshments which will be available for purchase at the gazebo.
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Jack and the Beanstalk will be presented on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Single tickets are $10.00 each. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 782-3800 x18. Tickets are on sale at the box office Mon-Sat from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, online 24-hours-a-day at www.theatrebythesea.com and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587).
Tickets for Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology, which will be the final performance of the 2012 Children's Festival on Friday, August 24, are also available through the box office.