Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" Jan. 27 in Casper

January 27, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.
John F. Welsh Auditorium, Natrona County High School, Casper
Stage adaptation based on the book by William Steig, author of Shrek

When Sylvester, a winsome young donkey, picks up a shiny red pebble, its magic spins a heart-warming story that reveals to him the true importance of family and friends. With life-size puppets, masked actors, magical illusions, innovative sets and costumes, and original musical score, Enchantment Theatre transforms this Caldecott Medal-winning book into a delightful adaptation for the stage. Who will love Sylvester? Everyone from young children all the way up to their grandparents – anyone who believes in happy endings and that there is no place like home. The last production Enchantment Theatre brought to Casper was HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON.

Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original theater for school groups and families since 2000, when it was established as a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia. The company presents only original work based on classic stories from children's literature. Building on the more than 30 years of theatrical experience of its artistic directors, Enchantment has quickly become known for high quality imaginative productions, not only in its home city but throughout the United States and the Far East.

Enchantment has toured its original productions all over the world, appearing each year in more than 30-40 states. It has performed in such sophisticated urban arts venues as Lincoln Center in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, as well as in small town high school auditoriums and even performance tents. In Philadelphia, Enchantment has appeared at the Kimmel Center and the Annenberg Center. The company has also toured Asia six times.


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