On Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 9:00 am & 4:00 pm, the Delta Children’s Museum will present Bits ‘N Pieces giant Puppet Theater featuring its Glo-In-The-Dark 9 ft tall puppets in its new musical “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at E. E. Bass Auditorium.  The admission fee is $5 per child with teachers and aids admitted free.  When P.C. Asbjornsen told his tale in Norway he could not have guessed how relevant the story’s issues would be for school audiences today.  Qualities of character, personal respect, motivation, bullying, greed, cooperation and friendship propel the story.  In a Scandinavian mountain pass, a yodeling Norwegian herdsman and his son welcome springtime as they open a gate to let their goats out of the brown winter pasture.  The three Billy Goats must cross a bridge guarded by a Troll living under it to get to the fresh green meadow.  Join Bluff, Fluff, and Gruff, the three goats, to see how they out smart the Troll.  For a preview of the program, please visit www.puppetworld.com  The 50 minute program is age appropriate for Pre-K thru 2nd grade.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 9:00 & 11:00 am, the Delta Children’s Museum will present Bradley Fields’ exciting “MatheMagic” in Sykes Hall at Washington School in Greenville, MS.  The admission fee is $5 per child with teachers and aids admitted free.  Math is Amazing!  Internationally acclaimed magician and educator, Bradley Fields, captivates students with his famous magic illusions, and turns them on to the history, the power, and the beauty of the language of Math!  The show promotes math-skills and problem-solving through visuals, history, language and world-class entertainment.  For over 20 years, teachers, math specialists, and educators have given it their highest accolades.  With large multimedia projections, stage illusions, comedy, drama, and audience interaction, MatheMagic plays with great success.  Kids travel back to ancient times to meet Imhotep, the Magician, (whose secret was really math), Zeno (who paradoxes inspired Newton) and, of course, Pythagoras and his famous theorem.  By integrating math concepts, kids leave the theatre enthralled, with a renewed sense of wonder, and the enthusiasm to discover the Magic of Math?  For a preview of the program, please visit www.mathemagic.com  The 45 minute show is age appropriate K thru 8th grade.

On Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11, 2014, the Delta Children’s Museum will present a Two Day Residency featuring the Colorado Children’s Chorale at four area elementary schools.  For more than three decades the Colorado Children’s Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world.  The Chorale offers a diverse repertoire, from fully staged opera and musical theater to choral compositions in classical, folk and popular traditions.  The Chorale regularly collaborates with symphony and opera companies, and has performed with world-renowned artists from Placido Domingo to Celine Dion, was well as presidents, emperors, and dignitaries across the globe.  During each morning or afternoon school residency, up to 80 children will be able to participate in each 1 ½ hr residency.  After completing the residency, the school children will perform with the 40 member chorale in a concert for their school.  The Two Day Residency will culminate in a Community Concert on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm at E. E. Bass Auditorium featuring the 40 member chorale along with all children that participated in the four area school residency program.  The admission fee for the community concert is $ 3.00 per person.  Led by Chorale staff and its young performers, the residency includes all aspects of stage performance, including singing, dancing, acting and stage movement.  A highlight of the residency experience is the unique opportunity for participants to perform on stage with the Chorale for their own school community.  General music teachers at each school will choose the students to participate in the residency.  For a preview of the residency, please visit www.childrenschorale.org  The Chorale Residency is age appropriate K thru 6th grade.

 

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 9:00 & 11:00 am, the Delta Children’s Museum will present Peter Zapletal and Puppet Arts Theatre’s  “Pinocchio” at E. E. Bass Auditorium.  The admission fee is $5 per child with teachers and aids admitted free.  The five-time Emmy Award winning puppeteer and company will present the story of “Pinocchio” – an enduring children’s fable focusing on the moral lesson of the consequences of our actions.  Written by Italian writer Carlo Collodi in the mid-1800, the story’s lessons continue to be relevant today, as parents and their kids read it at bed time some 150 years after it was written.  “Pinocchio” is a tale meant to educate and build character.  Should you do what’s easy or do what’s right?  Should you tell lies?  Should you fall to peer pressure?  Pinocchio has a hard time deciding, and in the same way, children today have a hard time with these decisions, too.  The presentation uses not only three-dimensional rod puppets, but shadow puppets and masked actors, too.  Peter Zapletal’s television specials, produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, have been seen nationwide on PBS.  For a preview of the program, visit www.mspuppetry.com  The 55 minute program is age appropriate for Pre-K thru 2nd grade.