Macap sings out ‘Rumplestiltskin’ in La Grange
Updated: July 26, 2012 11:12AM
A 7-foot-tall backpack puppet named the Crazy Lady of the Castle helps the main character, Rose, on her journey in Madcap Puppets’ original musical version of “Rumpelstiltskin” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. The musical was adapted from an earlier Madcap show by Dylan Shelton, creative director.
“It’s a 45-minute puppet musical based closely on the Grimm fairy tale,” Shelton said.
Some new characters are introduced, though, including that Crazy Lady. Two performers handle all the puppets and also play human characters. There’s a lot of audience involvement, including in one key role.
“Most of our shows are not musicals,” Shelton reported. “It’s really fun for me to see a Madcap show that employs music. The songs are a lot of fun and they’re kind of catchy. Every time I see the show, I end up humming one of the tunes.”
Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or visit lagrangelibrary.org.
Food will disappear
And who knows what else might vanish during a magic show at Lunch on the Lawn from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to this event sponsored by the Hinsdale Public Library and the village of Hinsdale.
For details, call (630) 789-7090 or visit villageofhinsdale.org.
Winnie and his friends come to the rescue when Eyeore loses his tail in “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh.” The film will be screened at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets are $1. Arrive at 9 a.m. to participate in activities.
For details, call (630) 968-0219 or visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Nothing but the tooth
Celebrate Discovery Channel’s Shark Week at Summer Fun & Games: Shark Tooth Necklaces from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Kids ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult, will create an authentic beaded shark tooth necklace. Cost is $2, $1 for members.
For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
Sugar-free story time
No calories will be consumed during the Do You Have a Sweet Tooth? story time at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Kids will hear If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff and Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger. They’ll also do a related coloring activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit barnesandnoble.com.