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The Bremen Town Musicians/Les musiciens de Brême

Presented by Maritime Marionettes

  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for elementary school
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Format: Available in person or pre-recorded with optional livestream Q&A
  • Cost: In person $700 + HST for one show, $1200 + HST for two
    Prerecorded performances: $50 + HST per class viewing
    Livestream Q&A: $150 + HST (multiple classes at one school can join livestream Q&A for the same price)
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school year
  • Languages: English or French
  • Study Guide: Available here in PDF format

Workshops available by special arrangement:

Virtual Rod Puppet Making Workshop

  • Grade Levels: Grades P to 8, (workshop is adapted for younger grades)
    Students make their own puppets – engaging for all ages, all genders – students keep their puppets.
    Great for class presentations!
  • Virtual workshop length 1hour 15 mins.
  • Materials fee per puppet made: rod puppet $15 (plus tax)
    (school provides glue guns, pencils and scissors – shipping costs covered by PERFORM!)

Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.

Script: Darryll Taylor
Music: Heather Taylor
Marionette design and costumes: Heather Taylor
Marionette and prop builder: Darryll Taylor
Voice Actor: Lenore Zann

Maritime Marionettes presents the favorite folktale of an aging donkey who follows his dream to become a musician. On the road to Bremen town, he befriends a dog, a cat and a rooster, who like him, are no longer needed as farm animals. Together they form a comical quartet and a bond that will last the rest of their lives.

The visuals of the show are performed with eloquent shadow puppets, exquisitely made marionettes and the Taylor’s masterful manipulation. The inspiring soundtrack combines bedtime story style narration, whimsical music and side splitting animal sounds.

From the opening scene to the hilarious and touching ending, this timeless tale of friendship and enthusiasm for life will inspire and entertain the child in us all.