Cherri Coleman does a terrific job bringing stories to life. Our family audiences enjoy the way she connects history to fun: the costumes, the accents, the exciting stories, all work to create an enjoyable, educational experience. -Keri Jhaveri,
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Momotaro the Peach Boy
Anime cue cards, ninjas and Saturday morning karate movie moves abound in this animated Japanese hero adventure.
Learn a little Creole, trade riddle and bang a drum as we dance round the Magic Orange Tree in this Haitian story about the joys of cooperation
“A Walk in the Country: A Not Too Cirri-us Romp through an English Landscape Painting”
Join in a little good-natured silliness as the audience dictates the characters and plot behind a pastoral English setting, then watch their creation unfold on stage as our storyteller joins young improvisation actors and a herd of pasteboard sheep.
The Legend of the Cuckoo
Travel to a rainforest of green leaves, bright feathers, and girly-bird chatter then join in the beauty pageant as a wise owl and lively tree frogs choose a queen in this colorful Maya fable.
John upon the Sea
An afternoon of thrilling high seas adventure as U.S. Founding Father John Adams and his son Quincy set out on a simple journey to France, but sail into one of the storms of the century with the British hot on their trail.
Story in a Magazine
Audiences invent the story behind a Norman Rockwell magazine cover and watch it come to life. Adapted for the Frist Center’s Norman Rockwell exhibition.
The Woman who Outshone the Sun
Audiences use provided props to create a colorful Latin American landscape and explore movement as they recreate this Mexican tale teaching us to honor the environment and each other.
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Danger and honor lurk in unlikely places. See Rikki in martial arts battles with a giant snake puppet and the dancing snake queen. Will the young family (AKA audience members) survive?
The Goose of Gold
The uproarious adventures of a
youngest son seeking his fortune- aided by a “strange little man” and up to twelve audience members.