Remember the frustration of trying to master endlessly repetitive piano scales? Remember wishing the lessons weren't so boring? Remember day-dreaming about running away to the circus?
This "Grand Zoological Fantasy" begins when a young boy, giving up on his piano practice, crawls into bed and falls asleep, clutching his stuffed lion. He has left his radio on and we hear Carnival of the Animals in concert. Suddenly, the toys in his room magically come to life as the various themes are played.
Beginning with a regal, king-sized, somewhat pompous royally-robed lion, we also meet a 7 foot kangaroo magician who can find everything imaginable in her pouch (except her baby), a dancing dinosaur skeleton, a school of florescent fish, a graceful ice skating swan, a cuckoo playing peek-a-boo with a big tom cat, and many other enchanting creatures.
Saturday, August 9 at Noon
Saturday, August 16 at Noon
Tuesday, August 19 at 3pm
Wednesday, August 20 at 4:45pm
Sunday, August 24 at 1:45pm