Back by popular demand, this FREE program is brought to you by the Lanpher Memorial Library, and the Johnson Public Library with a grant from the VT Dept. of Libraries.
The hills are alive with the sound of music in this all-ages puppet production.
“Sweet Music” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, and triumph. Included in the cast are the Bozo Brothers, who delight audiences with their dynamic percussive dance routines. This is hand-puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries. It addition to the puppet show, the program also features a mini concert, offering selections from an extensive repertoire of early jazz, classic American folk songs and original novelty numbers, performed on the cornet, ukulele, upright bass, five string banjo, and bicycle pump, as well as homemade instruments.
The program can also be paired with a junk music and sound experimentation workshop, in which participants create and learn to play instruments made from everyday household objects.
Rose Friedman and Justin Lander have been making and performing puppet shows together since 2003. They are co-founders of Vermont Vaudeville, Vermont’s premier Vaudeville troupe. Librarians say Modern Times Theater “engages all ages with their superb talent, wit and enthusiasm”, and “you must, must see them in person”!