With the colorful illustrations and the singsong text from The Pout Pout Fish book series, Pasternack and Harrington believed it would be fun to fuse puppetry and musical theater to tell this story in a unique way. Paired acclaimed puppeteers Matt Acheson and Fergus J Walsh of Acheson Walsh Studios with musical theater writers Chris Anselmo and Jared Corak, and challenged them to figure out how their two art forms could best tell the story. They dove right in and explored what elements could be dramatized in a more visual way, relying less on words, and what elements might be enhanced by songs to communicate heightened feelings and emotions. In musical theater, characters sing when words alone are not enough, and Pout Pout’s inner, emotional journey is just as transformative as his underwater journey to reach his home again. Manship Theatre hopes your family enjoys this aquatic adventure!
Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director, TheaterWorksUSA
Michael Harrington, Executive Director, TheaterWorksUSA
Recommended for ages 3 and up/Grades Pk-2
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