Friday, July 20, 2012

Treasure Time puts on A Play in Ninety Minutes

Last week Treasure Time put on The Tico Tango Show at the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library, with about thirteen members of the Summer Reading Club. Mrs. Treasure came with costumes, and read the story of The Parrot Tico Tango, written and illustrated by Anna Witte, to the children. Parts were chosen, music learned, and a short rehearsal was held. At the end of the hour, kids worked on a jungle backdrop for the performance, along with those arriving for the show.

Though not an example of perfect theatre, but definitely an opportunity for children to perform onstage and have fun, the play was a great success and learning experience for all those involved. At the end, everyone, including the audience, was invited onstage to dance with Tico.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Treasure Time Story Book Theatre has just finished a performance of Theodore and Friends at Arts Alive in Falmouth, MA. Five wonderful children who ranged in age from Kindergarten to Grade Four, acted in a ten minute skit about friends who give advice to Theodore the Elephant who hurt his leg and can't get to the other end of the forest. The play is based on the book That's What Friends are For, by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief, and illustrated by Holly Meade.

Three original songs by Lee Drescher, who is the creator of Treasure Time and adapts each story book into script form, are also included in the show. The song about marching through the forest  is interactive with the audience. Theodore and Friends will be performed again at the Falmouth Public Library on Thursday, July 12 at 4PM in the Children's Room.

Treasure Time will also be at the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, July 10 at 3PM. Mrs. Treasure will be putting together an impromptu performance of A Dancing Giraffe, with children who want to be actors and are in grades 1-6. They will come at 3PM to prepare the play, and then younger children will come at 4PM to see the play and hear the story.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our puppet, juggling and mime show was a great success on May 5. Mr. Suspenders had kids twirling plates and Mrs. Treasure had them planting oats, peas, beans and barley before Jazek's show about Jack and the Beanstalk. She also sang a scary giant song which was based on the opera by Henry Lasik.
The Falmouth Cultural Council sponsored this afternoon for kids, and it was great fun!

Through her grant, Mrs. Treasure has been busy this Spring, doing Head Start programs in South Boston on a monthly basis. She is also planning a  program for  children who still remain at the center throughout  the Summer. In the Fall, a drama course is planned in conjunction with the Perkins School which will be starting in September and ending with a performance on November 21 at the new, Joseph Tynen Learning Center.

Here on the Cape our Spring play is Theodore and His Friends, which was developed at the KCCoombs School in Mashpee, and is now being prepared for Arts Alive. We are currently looking for young actors, and tryouts will  be in West Falmouth on May 30 after school. We also hope to make a TV program and perform at the local library.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Treasure Time Christmas Program

Follow the Star to the Fir Tree- performed at Highfield Hall and FCTV, December 2011.