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And the Reviews are In!

It’s a beautiful spring morning here in Windsor.

I was just poking around on Mermaid’s Facebook page, and I realized that there are a great many reviews of our performances from all of our different productions and from venues all over the US, Canada, and elsewhere.

These positive reviews made my day, and the represent the work of not only our creative team in Windsor, but the dozens of performers and stage managers who have toured our shows in the last few years, as well as the crews that work with us in each venue to bring our puppets to life in another theatre full of happy children.

I’m pasting them all below — I’ve stripped out the FB links, but they are otherwise unedited.   You can check out the reviews for yourself if you’re ever so inclined.


Crystal Patterson — 5 star
January 7 ·
Just attended Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny in Des Moines, with our 4 year old son. Was honestly one of the best children’s productions I have been to. Whimsical, amazing life-like puppetry, and the set was so cool! A spectacular job all around!!

Linda McKenna — 5 star
November 29, 2015 ·
Thank you for the great show in Kingston, Ontario today. Our grandson got home and has spent hour putting on show with his puppet theatre. What a wonderful way to inspire imagination! Thank you for your production of Runaway Bunny and Good Night Moon

Laura N Chris Surber — 5 star
April 8 at 8:26pm ·
My son’s class came to watch your performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar today at ASU, in Boone N.C. He was so excited to come home, and tell us of his wonderful experience. Thank you for fueling his love for the arts, in such a creative way.

Mike Coxlarge — 5 star
January 29 ·
We took our 3 year old granddaughter to the Goodnight Moon/Runaway Bunny show in Toledo. Was sure she would enjoy it, but didn’t expect much from an adult standpoint. Was I wrong! The show was incredible, from the staging, to the sets, to the absolute perfection of the performers. If you have the chance, you really need to see this show!

Sue Slade — 5 star
September 20, 2015 ·
Today was my son & I’s 6th visit to the Mermaid Theatre. Our first was in July 2013 for a preschool puppet- parent & tot workshop- where my son got to explore the world of puppetry – he even got to make his own Very Hungry Caterpillar (which got a lot of use, when reading that particular bedtime story). We followed that up with watching The Very Hungry Caterpillar that September in the theatre, then we were addicted. We even caught the World Premier of Stella & The Snow Queen here in Dartmouth. Which was also nicely done. Today’s Performance of Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny lived up to our high expectations of the productions The Mermaid Theatre puts on- Well worth the 50 minute drive from our house in Cole Harbour. Keep up the good work. My son is now 7 years old- but I wouldn’t mind signing him & I up for another “Day/Halfday” Parent & Child workshop if one were available. With the distance we drive we’d have to go together- we so enjoyed our first one.

Marykate Hanko — 5 star
February 15 ·
Thank you for a wonderful show in New Brunswick NJ! It was engaging, surprising and downright magical. I can’t wait to see another one of your performances

Jennifer Hancock — 5 star
January 18 ·
We saw Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny in Cleveland last week!! Amazing show!! My son loves getting to ask a question at the end. He decides the little bunny’s name should be Tom!!

Megan MacDonald — 5 star
October 2, 2015 ·
Many, many moons ago I attend a puppet making workshop here ( I was 7 or 8) it was one of the best experiences of my childhood! Anytime I’m in Windsor, I make sure to walk by Mermaid and peek in the windows and look at all the amazing creatures

April Gomez Bloxsom — 5 star
February 20 ·
Just saw Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny at the Steifel in Salina, KS! It was a fabulous show! My 4 year old was mesmerized and loved every minute of it! Bravo!

Lesley Andrews Thompson — 5 star
February 20 ·
Just attended The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The State Theatre in Ithaca, NY. LOVED IT!! The imagination and master puppetry was beyond anything I could have imagined. Thank you for a great day!

Eric Sorensen — 5 star
January 30 ·
Just saw Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny in Green Bay! Simply the best show! My three year old loves it and was into it the whole time ! Thanks!

Allison Fitzpatrick — 5 star
March 15 at 4:56pm ·
We saw their rendition of Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny in Albuquerque and it was amazing! My 4 year old and I loved it!

Melissa Sprinkle — 5 star
April 12 at 9:38pm ·
We saw Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny today. It was an amazing show. Loved every second of it! Well done!

Elisabeth Harding — 5 star
February 13 ·
Saw The Hungry Caterpillar today, PHENOMENAL! My 2 year old was so in to it too! Will definitely recommend!

Michele Moore — 5 star
January 14 ·
My son had his field trip the other day and saw your performance. You guys did a great job.

Sarah Corney — 5 star
January 23 ·
Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny were excellent. I took my 4, 4, and 2 year olds for an afternoon out in Toledo, Ohio.

Patty Horton Moses — 5 star
February 3 ·
I just saw the runway bunny and goodnight moon with my preschoolers loved it!

Darlene Cowley — 5 star
March 1 ·
The first grade classes of Sallie Curtis Elementary from Beaumont, Texas LOVED your show today!

Jonathan Edwards — 5 star
February 13 ·
I was extremely impressed with the Eric Carle show. My 6 & 4 year olds absolutely loved it. Well done and thank you!

Kim Wipperfurth — 5 star
November 17, 2014 ·
I saw Stella Queen of the Snow with my Extended Day kids (Kindergartners), today in Madison, Wisconsin. Simply amazing! The children were interested and engaged, and it held my attention as well! The puppets are fantastic and flow just as well as live actors. It was very well done! We all loved it. We were lucky enough to see the Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar about a year ago with the same age group.
Love, love, love this group of talented people!!

Debbie Hoggard — 5 star
March 7 ·
My boys and I JUST saw Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. It was fantastic!!!

Jen Boro Peters — 5 star
September 20, 2014 ·
Took my 4 yr old and 6 yr olds to see “The very hungry caterpillar” tonight and it was amazing! I loved it just as much as they did. So happy that I decided to take them last minute!!

Maricela Verduzco — 5 star
February 14 ·
Runaway Bunny was so endearing and beautifully done.

Jen Chung — 5 star
March 16, 2014 ·
We saw the Leo Lionni show in Tribeca yesterday and the Eric Carle show last year at Symphony Space, and Mermaid Theatre is an absolute treasure! From the beautiful recreations of the books to the amazing puppets, I feel so grateful that such talented people are encouraging children and adults alike appreciate theater and storytelling.

Crystal Clark — 5 star
November 29, 2013 ·
Took my 4 year old to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Smith Center in Geneva, NY. It was phenomenal! My daughter and I were mesmerized and truly enjoyed watching some of our favorite books brought to life! Incredibly talented cast and great production! I definitely recommend taking your children to see this play!

Elizabeth Martinez Anthony — 5 star
March 8, 2015 ·
I took my daughter to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar at CCC in New Jersey. It was phenomenal!! We loved it and are still talking about it. Loved how they had a question and answer at the end.

Cathy Callaway Howie — 5 star
October 30, 2014 ·
Took my first graders to The Very Hungry Caterpillar show in Chico, Ca today…fabulous show! The children couldn’t stop talking about it…and I’m still talking about it!!! Please come back to Chico. Awesome!

Tina Winters — 5 star
March 28, 2015 ·
Saw the group perform three Eric Carle stories at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. One of the best children’s performances we’ve ever seen!

Toh Chen Yeong — 5 star
October 3, 2014 ·
Utterly enjoyed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, down to every minute detail! It was as therapeutic for the adults as it was cathartic for the kiddos!

Jennifer Peterson — 5 star
January 22, 2015 ·
We just saw The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories today at The Grand Opera House…what a wonderful show!! I highly recommend it to anyone!

Elizabeth Duncan — 5 star
November 9, 2013 ·
Just Took Mirabel to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar performed by this group at The Performing Arts Center in Tampa. It was wonderful. Highly recommend for the kids.

Daniel Villegas — 5 star
October 27, 2014 ·
I had the privilege to work with you guys at Mondavi in Davis, California as well as enjoying the show. Thanks

Bhavna Talwar Bhatia — 5 star
September 28, 2014 ·
I just attended the very hungry caterpillar in Singapore. We thoroughly enjoyed it with our 3 year old.

Robin Eddy Ludwig — 5 star
February 28, 2014 ·
Took my nephew and son to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar today at The Peace Center in Greenville, SC. They loved it and so did I. Such a great job!

Anitra Buckel — 5 star
October 27, 2014 ·
Just took my 5yr old son to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar at UC Davis in CA – it was amazing! Fantastic!!

Natasha ‘Ramsay’ Kawasaki — 5 star
March 4, 2015 ·
We went to see the puppet show of Eric Carle’s work. Excellent! My kids and I were mesmerized. Just magical!!

Samantha S. Haemker — 5 star
February 4, 2015 ·
I went with my 6 year old to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar! It was an awesome show!

Susie Roell Zgodzinski — 5 star
January 24, 2014 ·
Loved the Eric Carle show yesterday at The Valentine Theater in Toledo, Ohio! Great job! The kids had a great time.

Mary-Ellen Musacchia — 5 star
January 23, 2014 ·
Took our entire kindergarten to see Swimmy, Inch by Inch, and Frederick today. Simply wonderful!

Thanks to everyone who has made this happen.  Have a great week!



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Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser – Sat, Jan 31 from 7-10pm

Mermaid Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser

Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Great Entertainment
Saturday, January 31, 2015 — 7-10pm

Hello to all friends of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia,

We wanted to let you know about our second annual event to raise funds to support Mermaid’s unique community outreach programs.  Please join us for our Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7-10 PM at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, 106 Gerrish Street in Downtown Windsor.

Along with warm and cold appetizers provided by Cocoa Pesto Catering, a cash bar, and the chance to bid on some great auction items, our guests will be treated to entertainment performed by some of Windsor/West Hants’ most prominent citizens, as well as Mermaid’s own talented creative team.

Join us for an evening of laughter and camaraderie.  Hosted on the MIPAC stage, this is definitely not Mermaid’s usual Theatre for Young Audiences fare!

IMG_0970Local community puppeteers include:
Sarah Arthur, Innkeeper at the Clockmaker’s Inn
Paul Beazley, Mayor of Windsor
Joseph Seagram, Headmaster at King’s-Edgehill School and
Shayla Steeves, owner Blossoms of the Valley and the Lavender Pumpkin Piano Cafe

Tickets are $60 (A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price, determined after the event.)  Please note: this event is for ages 19+ only.

Check out some of the excellent items we’ll be auctioning off at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592929157607257/

Tickets are available at Mermaid Theatre’s office, and at the door.  We hope to see you there!


Mermaid’s CODE GREEN Returns for New Tour

The Mermaid Institute of Puppetry Arts popular curriculum-based production, Code Green: enhancing awareness of species at risk will soon return to Nova Scotia’s elementary schools with an updated edition. The company will present thirty-four performances in Kings, Hants and Pictou Counties as well as the HRM from November 13 through December 5, 2014.

Following the model of earlier presentations with the same name, the production is an interactive theatre piece intended to explore the impact of insensitive human activity on the natural environment. Created through extensive consultation with wildlife specialists, the play introduces students to several threatened species, including the little brown bat, the piping plover, the right whale, the woodland caribou, and the Blanding’s turtle.

Four spirited puppeteers share the stage, imparting solid information through the imaginative incorporation of video footage, interpretive comments, a lyrical soundscape and innovative puppetry. The creative team for Code Green includes co-directors Jim Morrow and Struan Robertson, co-designers Jim Morrow, Deborah MacLean and Struan Robertson, composer Paul Cram and puppeteer/performers Hilary Adams, Ryanne Chisholm, Rachel Hastings, and Genevieve Jones. The production will tour with generous support from Arts Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Educational Facilities Society, and the Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund.

A free public performance will be offered at the Windsor Community Centre on Sunday, November 23 at 11:00am.  For more information, please visit http://mermaidtheatre.ca/code-green .

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Stella, Queen of the Magnetic North Festival

th-Stella-sam-hillFirst, a huge thank you to everyone who showed up for our two sold out premiere performances of Stella, Queen of the Snow at the Magnetic North/Stages Theatre Festival last weekend in Halifax.  It was a massive undertaking to get everything ready for these two shows — normally, we don’t have to have new shows ready until the fall, so we had to work extra hard to get it ready for June.

But it was worth it.  We’re very pleased with the response we got, and we’re bringing it out on tour starting in October.  The schedule for our touring performances is on our website here.

It has been very quiet this week at Mermaid, as the creative & production team are taking a much deserved break.  But I wanted to share a few photos from last week, while things were going full-blast:


Jim carves another “Stella” puppet


Isaac does some last-minute touch-ups.


Nick is surrounded by workstations for the other creative team members


Sarah sews curtain bits in place on stage during a break in rehearsals.


Struan contemplates a very small dog puppet.


Rick is borrowed from the office to help paint.


Deb covers yet another snow mound with white fabric.


Several “Stella” set pieces return to Struan’s shop for last-minute changes and adjustments.


What have we been up to at Mermaid? Building our new show!


Rehearsals are now underway for our newest production Stella, Queen of the Snow.  Here’s a little video that shows what we’ve been up to to get it ready!

Images recorded and video created by Jason Tucker
Music by Steven Naylor
(from the Mermaid productions “The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites” and “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle.”)

The “Stella” Team:
Director/Production Designer: Jim Morrow
Composer: Steven Naylor
Narrator: Marie-Louise Gay
Video Design: Nick Bottomley
Associate Designers: Deborah MacLean, Struan Robertson
Premiere Stage Manager: Christine Oakey
Premiere Performers: John Allen MacLean, Sarah Jean Begin

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Staff
Artistic Director: Jim Morrow
Managing Director: Sara Lee Lewis
General Manager: Lisa Gleave
Artistic Advisor for Music and Sound Design: Steven Naylor
Administrator: Cathy White
Office & Tour Coordinator: Jason Tucker
Production Manager: Deborah MacLean
Production Associate: Struan Robertson
Technical Director: Michael Jamieson
Youtheatre Coordinator: Kaleigh Heide
Scenic Painter: Sarah Haydon Roy
Seamstress: Sarah Harvey Hart
Production Assistant: Isaac Chaytor
Fabric Artist: Holly Carr

Stella and Sam Books are published in English by Groundwood Books and in French by Dominique et Compagnie. For further details about the books please see http://www.marielouisegay.com. Text and Illustration © Marie-Louise Gay.

News from Mermaid: Stella, Caterpillar, MIPAC, and More!

Hello friends of Mermaid Theatre!

We’ve been very busy for the last few months, and we’ve still got lots to do.  Here’s an update of the latest events from here in our facility in Windsor.

* Our biggest job is to finish building the puppets and set pieces for our newest production, Stella Queen of the Snow.  The production team is going full throttle to get everything ready.  We have people sewing, painting, carving, building, composing, and preparing for the premiere next month and subsequent fall tour.  Things are really starting to come together.  Rehearsals begin this month, and we’re presenting the world premiere of the show at the Magnetic North / STAGES Theatre Festival, taking place together in Halifax in June, with a US/Canadian tour to follow in the fall.  We’ll post the schedule in the coming weeks.

* Our Swimmy, Frederick, & Inch by Inch company returned from tour a couple of weeks ago after a successful tour with nearly 60 shows in 14 states.  Welcome home, folks!

"Caterpillar" in Korea, 2014

“Caterpillar” in Korea, 2014

* We still have two companies on the road touring The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites.  One company is currently in their final venue for a multi-week run at the Chicago Children’s Theatre.  The other company has completed over 150 shows and is currently finishing their tour with a four-week visit to South Korea and had a great response from our first-ever audiences in the Kingdom of Bahrain for their Spring of Culture Festival in March.  We’ll also be touring Caterpillar again in the fall, with over 200 shows in 25 states and 3 provinces.  We’ll post that schedule in the coming weeks as well.

* Since September 1, 2013, the three touring companies have performed over 385 shows for a combined audience of over 225,000 people!  Keep up the good work and safe travels to the “Caterpillar” companies!

* We’re currently welcoming nine aspiring puppeteers to Mermaid’s annual ANIMOTION Puppetry Intensive.  They’ve come from several provinces to study with us, and Jim and Struan are keeping them very busy.

Animotion participants, having mastered the art of juggling, await further instruction.

Animotion participants, having mastered the art of juggling, await further instruction.

* At MIPAC, our local theatre, we’re hosting the final two shows of our 2013-14 Entertainment Series.  SQUID Precision Drummers with Cassie & Maggie MacDonald are playing this Saturday, May 3, at 2pm; and Canadian playwright Jeremy Webb brings his online-dating comedy FISHING to our stage on May 17 at 7pm.


* Mermaid’s Youtheatre is performing their new project, Be the Peace, at the Nova Scotia High School Dramafest in Halifax this weekend, with several performances in the coming months at several high schools around the province.

* Finally, we’re looking for a summer student here at the office.  This is a full time job for 12 weeks beginning June 2.  The posting is on the job bank.gc.ca website.  It’s open to students who are returning to school in the fall. If you or someone you know in the Windsor, NS area wants to work in a cool place, please get in touch.  The deadline is May 15.

Thanks for reading.  Have a good weekend!

A Glimpse Backstage with the Leo Trio

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.

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Stories from the Road — Part 2.

Here are some more great stories from the road.  These come from Yvonne, who is also touring The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites, along with performers Jonny and Mara.  Enjoy. 

  • So that’s what a roomful of screaming children sound like!  The kids were really involved and having a good time.  Show felt really good.  They applauded for every single cloud transformation!! A lot of the children traveled for an hour or more to get to the show.
  • When the polar bear came out, one of the kids shouted very loudly: “It’s a puppy!!”
  • “This is the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar…”  One very loud kid in the audience: “YES!!!!”
  • There were 3 little boys who were really into the technical side of things.  His question during Q & A was how many black lights we used.  Apparently he and his friends had made a video of them performing a version of Very Hungry Caterpillar under black lights.  We got really excited and told them to consider sending the video to Jim.  Unfortunately, their family left pretty quickly and never came out to the lobby and we never got a chance to chat with them more.
  • Very friendly crew, one of them even walked with us to the beach and showed us around town a little after the show.
  • French Show!!!  The audience was very quiet, lots of people shushing each other.  By [the appearance of the “Clown” during Little Cloud] the crowd was starting to get into things and they went nuts when the yellow chameleon bounced on to the playboards.  It seemed like the audience is not as familiar with Caterpillar as our English audiences.  The announcement of the story didn’t get the cheers that it usually did, and you can hear people being surprised when “he was still hungry.”
  • We met a little boy in the lobby this afternoon when we were waiting for the lunch meet and greet.  He loved the show, his favourite was Chameleon, but he started crying in the middle of it because he didn’t want the fly to get eaten.
  • When we came back on to the stage after two shows to lay out the puppets, the lady cleaning the house was singing the tune for the sun in Caterpillar.
  • People assume that there is someone above the playing area making everything happen, they are always surprised when we explain that the puppeteers are actually right behind the puppets.
  • Little boy in the audience: “C’est magique, non?”
  • What a beautiful venue!  Large facility with an area for each production department and a very supportive staff…We even have a wardrobe person who does our laundry and a stage technician who is very eager to pre-set and strike for us!! It’s a luxury to be here.
  • First show was cancelled because it was just too cold outside!
  • “Do you know how many butterflies you have saved?”  I was talking with one of the ushers and she feels that young children will be more aware of harming small caterpillars now that they know they will turn into a butterfly.
  • As the egg lay on the leaf with the moon overhead, a little girl kept repeating “Pop! Pop!” until the egg popped open.
  • When the chameleon ate the fly for the very first time, a little boy exclaimed loudly: “Ew! That’s disgusting!”
  • It is sad to say goodbye. Ann, Andi, Pam, Jenn, Rick and Steve have been amazing along with everyone else at CTC. One thing we will not miss, however, is the polar vortex.

2014 Stories From the Road – Part 1

Background: each of Mermaid’s touring companies submits a report from every day of shows we perform. Most of those reports feature an interesting story from their day. The following is an incomplete list of stories shared with us by intrepid Stage Manager Shawn Sorensen, who is currently touring with one of the two Caterpillar shows.  Enjoy!

  • After the Q&A, a parent said to their children, “All right kids, what do you say?”  Both of the children together put their hand on caterpillar and whispered to it, “Thank you very much.”
  • During the first 5 minutes of the show, I heard from the audience, “No way, how is this even possible?”
  • During the meet and greet autograph session, a mother told Kat that she had to choose between going to Shrek or our show on Sunday as they were both playing near each other.  And that she was so incredibly glad she chose us.
  • Watching the student staff gaze in amazement at the puppets as we set up and tore down truly made my day.  They were ecstatic.
  • The theatre is sponsored by a local ice cream maker, so we had delicious ice cream at lunch.  Earl Gray and Vietnamese Coffee were the flavours. MMMMmmmmm.
  • At least 3 staff members told us that this was the best children’s theatre they had ever seen!
  • We all stood in the same room as Elvis, Orbison, Lewis, Perkins and so many more on our tour of Sun Studios.  It truly made my day.
  • We saw a real chameleon at the Memphis Zoo!!!  And a giraffe, and an elephant…and so on.  Memphis Zoo was rated the best zoo in America for the last 2 years
  • Simon overheard a child saying “Wow.  Just wow.  Wow.  Oh my wow.  Wow,” during Little Cloud.
  • The crew told us they love having in a show like ours, as they can relax in preparation for the giant Broadway tours that come through.  We are welcome to return anytime.  Haha.
  • I told a crew member that I had heard the show called “Springsteen for kids, man.”  And today’s crew member responded with, “Nah.  More like AC/DC.”
  • During the flamingo section of Chameleon, we could hear a child saying, “He is handsome?  I want to be handsome.  I want to be handsome too.  Am I handsome?  I want to be handsome.”
  • When the chameleon entered with an elephant head, we heard a child say, “What?  An elephant?  No way.  How is that even possible?  Good grief.”
  • As the fat caterpillar was climbing the tree I overheard a child say, “Oh no, he won’t fit through that hole anymore.  What was he thinking?”
  • As the second moon crossed the stage, a child began to howl. It was a very raspy and nervous attempt, but it was definitely a howl.
  • During the Q&A a young child asked, “Can I have the caterpillar after you are done?”
  • One of the crew members said, “What was I thinking?  Why didn’t I get my wife and kid to come to this today.  It is awesome!”
  • The executive staff of this theatre are absolutely in love with Mermaid Theatre.  I can’t even count how many compliments we recieved before we had actually even done the show today!
  • During chameleon I heard two young voices talking back and forth about how awesome the show was.  “This is awesome.  Just awesome.  So awesome.”
  • As Simon was using the giant cloud during the show, a child from the audience said, “How does the performer do that?  It must be so heavy!”
  • After all the contingency planning for a possible school start time delay or cancellation, it was really nice to show up and have the weather on our side.  One hundred shows complete!

Have a good weekend!