NOTE: This post was submitted by Christine, intrepid stage manager currently touring Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch along with Kaitlin and Seann. Thanks to the local mom who shared the pictures with us!
Anyone who has seen a Mermaid Theatre show will know that we love to share our backstage secrets and end every performance with a question and answer session with the audience. Often we’ll be asked to give backstage tours, or attend a meet and greet session for sponsors and their families. We are always happy to do this when time and the venue allow. This week at the Berkshires Colonial Theatre in Massachusetts, we were asked to give a ‘touch tour’ for some visually impaired students that were going to be attending the show later that morning.
It was very exciting to introduce our puppets to these two boys and their parents. I am sure that being able to touch the mice and fish, and to learn a little bit about how the puppeteers work made the show that much more enjoyable for these families! The boys asked some great questions and were very respectful backstage.
Here are some photos that one of the moms took during the tour.