Minnesota Boychoir, Puppet Farm Arts, and Circus Juventas
* Lyrics by Jack Prelutsky * Music by Laurie MacGregor *
Story & Direction by Markell Kiefer
Dragons Musicians, Puppet Farm Arts, and
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
The Southern Theater
January 26–February 12, 2012
Thursdays & Fridays - 7pm
Saturdays - 1 & 5pm
Sundays - 1pm
Zone 1: $27 Adults, $22 Children & Seniors
Zone 2: $25 Adults, $20 Children & Seniors
Children (15 & under)
Seniors (65 & over)
Recommended for ages 4 & up
TigerLion Arts presents The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon.
elcome to the Year of the Dragon! In collaboration with the Minnesota Boychoir, Puppet Farm Arts, and Circus Juventas, TigerLion Arts presented the world premiere of The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Premiering just after the Chinese New Year in January 2012, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a new musical based on the well-loved book of dragon poems by US Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky. Composer Laurie MacGregor brings the poems to life in a score of sixteen songs, while Markell Kiefer directs actors Isabella Dawis (Minneapolis StarTribune’s “Outstanding Youth Performer” 2004, 2005), Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, and Maxwell Chonk Thao in the story of an ordinary boy, a magical girl, and a nasty, nasty dragon. Thirty singing boys from the Minnesota Boychoir, three dazzling aerialists from Circus Juventas, twelve top-notch musicians, and countless puppets both giant and small create a wonderful winged world of dragons. The musical tale inspires us with humor, beauty, and the simple message to believe.
In the spring of 2012, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight extended to a Minnesota school residency program funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Musicians from the production and artists from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and Puppet Farm Arts worked with more than a thousand children in Minneapolis and Robbinsdale Public Schools.