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Little Red and the Gingerbread Man

Little Red and the Gingerbread Man

Two tales rolled into one! This show combines two well-loved, classic tales to create an original, fun-filled romp through fairy tales. Join Little Red and she pursues a mischievous Gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma's house. Original music, snowy scenery, and everyone's favorite Big Bad Wolf make up this seasonal favorite for young audiences. This engaging show shares an alternate version to the traditional "Little Red Riding Hood." By combining that familiar work with "The Gingerbread Man," we demonstrate how stories can be changed and adapted. With a clearly delineated plot, teachers will be able to analyze the "text" of the show: plot, characters, setting, action, beginning, middle, end! Fun for pre-literacy connections and very relevant to young writers who are working on their own story adaptations and retellings.


Artist Background

Barefoot Puppet Theatre's award-winning performances have thrilled audiences throughout the country and into Canada since 1997. Educators give enthusiasic reviews of their programs and invite them back again and again to the delight of their students!  Their touring programs feature imaginative scripts, innovative staging, original music, beautifully crafted puppets, and fun! Programs augment curriculum in many subject areas, and a Footnotes Learning Guide accompanies each show. Customized residency programs and workshops are able to blend science, literature, and/or writing with theatre for a complete hands-on learning experience. The puppeteers are always thrilled to share more about puppetry during post-show discussions and regularly give backstage tours to groups.


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