There’s an acrobatic flea, a giant stegosaurus and practically everything in between in Rainbow Puppet Production’s latest musical, “Creatures Great and Small.” Grandpa, a fixture in Rainbow shows since their first program, “Jack and the Beanstalk” in 1977, leads audience members on a musical review of animal songs and stories. Meet all sorts of marine life including singing fish, a Blue Crab, and a Fiddler Crab. Farley the Fiddler Crab will lead the audience in a blue-grass styled hoe-down, Bert the Blue Heron will perform a high-stepping big band number, hear Mother Goose stories like “The Three Little Pig Opera,” and meet a pair of singing dinosaurs.
The program is a musical review of animal songs written by David Messick, an award-winning author, who has created many touring children’s musicals including the long running “Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee,” Pirate Puppets in “A Pirate Party,” and “Noah’s Floating Zoo.”
Standards of Learning
Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning
Virginia Literacy Foundation Block 1: Oral Language
Virginia Science Foundation Block 5: Life Processes
Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
Life Processes: K.7, 1.5
Living Systems: 2.5, 3.6, 4.5, 5.5
English Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
Communication and Multimodal Literacies: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1
Audience Limit: 350
Program Length: 50 Minutes
Appropriate for Grades:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
Assembly Price: $595.00
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $995.00
This program is available as the artist’s schedule permits. Please call early to schedule!
Virtual Arts Experience: Technical requirements are flexible based on the host’s capabilities.
In-Person: Indoor, clean, clear, swept space (stage must be min. of 20’ across, 15’ deep, and 10’ high) with access to electric outlet. Ideal to be able to completely darken room and have center isle clear. Requires one hour to set up, 15 – 30 minutes between shows, and 30 minutes to break down.
There are no designated restrictions associated with this program.