The Runaway Orchestra
April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm | Buy Tickets
April 5 | 6pm
April 6 | 2pm & 6pm
April 7 | 3pm
$15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student
Puppetry, Classical Neo-Romantic Music, Story, Dance, and Lights all blend to introduce young people to the instruments and families of the orchestra.
There is to be a new Conductor for the Orchestra and the Violin, Clarinet, Tuba, and Snare Drum aren’t about to stand for it, so off they go into the big city. While there, they are split up and troubles abound until each of the instruments is rescued by Stick, a streetwise character who helps them realize their own strengths and come together again, forming a new orchestra under the baton of . . .
This contemporary production in the style of Peter and the Wolf is the latest of the Lawrence Arts Center’s interdisciplinary work and features resident playwright, composer, and narrator, Ric Averill, Print Resident, puppeteer, and scenic artist, Johanna Winters, and School of Dance Director and choreographer, Hanan Misko. Our artists come together to match up live musicians with dancers portraying the movement of the live instruments as they are challenged by the puppetry of the dangerous big city. The show will be a feast for the ears, eyes, and imaginations of elementary students and their families.
Second grade students from USD 497 and community members from Family Promise will be attending compliments of the Lawrence Arts Center, the Lawrence Schools Foundation, and individual ticket buyers.