It’s week two of our Muppet Mayhem musical theatre session with K-2nd graders! Students have been exploring collaboration, ensemble movement, vocal technique, and visual storytelling to prepare for their performance of a Muppet Mayhem medley on Thursday, July 21st at 5pm at the Palladium.
We also had a special surprise visit from Mr. Jerid Fox, Production Manager, Props Master, and puppeteer extraordinaire! Jerid brought in the puppet of Stuart Little he created for our School Tour production a few years ago. Students discovered character work and movement through puppetry by observing Jerid’s technique. He even taught our young artists how to use and maneuver their bodies to bring a puppet to life.
We are so excited to apply what they learned from Mr. Jerid as we turn our focus to crafting and rehearsing with our own puppets! As one student wrote in a card to Jerid: “Dear Mr. Jerid: Thank you for telling us how to move our puppet hands!”