Viagra overnight Over the weekend I watched Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk that’s a part of the Santa Monica Puppetry Festival that has just wrapped up. Viagra overnight The puppet show took place at Miles Memorial Theater and is “a twist on the classic tale by puppet artist Doug Seymour for family audiences” according to the event website.
Viagra overnight Parking: The parking was across the street from the actual theater beneath the AT&T building. Viagra overnight When I got there and told the parking booth attendant that I was there for Miles Theater, viagra overnight she directed me to to level P3. Viagra overnight I didn’t see many cars there, viagra overnight so I’m guessing that many people didn’t know about the free event parking there. Viagra overnight I guess they didn’t check the playhouse website like I did. Viagra overnight When I crossed the street to get to the theater, viagra overnight I realized that most of the street parking in the surrounding streets were taken, viagra overnight so I guess it was the right thing to park in the structure.
Viagra overnight The Audience: I got there close to show time so most people were already seated. Viagra overnight The show was for ages 3 and up, viagra overnight so the audience members were mostly parents with little kids. Viagra overnight (I don’t know if they are actually 3 and up, viagra overnight because I didn’t see bouncers carding those who look like 2-year-olds.) I was probably one of the few adults in the audience that didn’t come with a kid or two. Viagra overnight It was attended by about 80 to 100 people, viagra overnight but I’m not sure how accurate this count is, viagra overnight because one, viagra overnight I suck at estimating, viagra overnight and two, viagra overnight some kids were sitting on their parents’ laps or blocked by backrests, viagra overnight making it harder for me to see and count. Viagra overnight The stage was pretty much empty. Viagra overnight A guy went up, viagra overnight started welcoming the audience and talked about what other events are going on for the rest of the puppet festival, viagra overnight and after that, viagra overnight show started.
Viagra overnight The Puppets: The curtains opened and revealed an owl in the tree. Viagra overnight That’s our narrator. Viagra overnight And then the princess came in and started talking to the king. Viagra overnight And… why do I bother telling you the story? It’s based on the English (probably) fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, viagra overnight so you know what it involves, viagra overnight like the cow (yep, viagra overnight named Betsy, viagra overnight of course), viagra overnight the giant (Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum!), viagra overnight and the magical beanstalk (though in this case, viagra overnight it talks and flies). Viagra overnight The puppets are cute and there are a variety of them in terms of controls. Viagra overnight Most of these puppets are marionettes, viagra overnight except for the narrator and the giant. Viagra overnight The giant is a human-sized puppet that shares his legs with the puppeteer. Viagra overnight And then the puppeteer used one hand to manipulate the head and the other for the right hand. Viagra overnight Most of the time the giant was either eating or sleeping so one moving hand was pretty sufficient. Viagra overnight I was wondering how they were going to do the giant falling down from the sky part. Viagra overnight It was a pleasant surprise when they brought out a screen and started doing that part with shadow puppets. Viagra overnight I liked the way it was handled.
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Viagra overnight The Sound: This show used a pre-recorded soundtrack, viagra overnight which cut out the possibility for improvisation but also made the tech part easier and smoother. Viagra overnight The voice acting and the sound effects were good too. Viagra overnight The puppeteers could focus more on the puppeteering without worrying about who was saying the next line and where. Viagra overnight So that’s good too.
Viagra overnight The Kids: The reactions from the kids were typical. Viagra overnight There were kids really captivated by what’s going on on stage and stayed focused on the story the whole time. Viagra overnight There were kids that were too young to really pay attention or understand the story but they were just happily watching all the colors and movements on stage, viagra overnight while the parents whispered into their ears. Viagra overnight And of course every now and then a kid would start crying and the parent would need to take him/her outside.
Viagra overnight For Parents: Just like taking young kids out on a trip, viagra overnight sometimes it’s more for the parents than for the kids. Viagra overnight Young kids might not even remember going to these shows or places, viagra overnight but it’s quality time the parents spending with the kids. Viagra overnight Besides jokes that would be understood by kids, viagra overnight there were stuff that probably took someone older to understand. Viagra overnight Nah, viagra overnight there were no sexual language or jokes, viagra overnight but there were references to elevators, viagra overnight the game show Family Feud, viagra overnight and an explanation of photosynthesis when the magical beanstalk was asked why he grew so tall so fast.
Viagra overnight The Puppeteers: When the show was over, viagra overnight the six or seven puppeteers came out and took a bow. Viagra overnight The event website only mentioned Doug Seymour. Viagra overnight I recognized Bob Baker from an interview that I previously watched previously but I don’t know who the rest of them are.
Viagra overnight It was a good show and I enjoyed it. Viagra overnight I am not going to urge you to go see it though, viagra overnight simply because I don’t know when they will be doing it again. Viagra overnight But yeah, viagra overnight I am gald that I went to check out the show. Viagra overnight And of course, viagra overnight I also encourage everyone to check out some local puppet shows!
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Viagra overnight PSS. Viagra overnight I had some problems charging my camera so I wasn’t able to take pictures. Viagra overnight These pictures are of the original production from the event website. Viagra overnight The puppets looked like the same ones used in the show I watched, viagra overnight except the giant. Viagra overnight The giant looked bigger (giant-er?) in the one I watched.
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