The Paper Bag Players performed to a packed house of more than 400 children at the Bartos Forum in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building last week. For the past 50-plus years the award-winning Paper Bag Players children’s theatre group has been entertaining children with their unique blend of stories, songs and humor.
Their latest production, The Great Mummy Adventure, takes you on an expedition to the land of the pharaohs in search of a mysterious Mummy named Shirley along with a camel, a desert, crooks, a treasure map, a tomb and plenty of audience participation. Several other short musical stories include Amy’s Chicken, where the audience investigates the disappearance of Amy’s eight-foot tall pet chicken, a picnic that turns into a dance-a-thon and a paint-flying musical finale. The audience sang, danced and cheered showing their excitement at the performance.
The Paper Bag Players are known for their innovative costumes, made of brown paper, with props and scenery designed from cardboard paper and everyday household items, creating a most environmentally friendly children’s theatre group.
Plaudits go to Ted Brackett, John Stone, Laura Canty-Samuel, Kevin Richard Woodall, Amy Walsh, Jim Huggans, John Peck and Michael Oakes for making the day such a wonderful experience for the children and their families. Their performance was so engaging and captivating that the children left feeling they too could go home and put on their own show.
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