City Parks Foundation Premieres Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service - Performed At The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Written and Directed by Doug Strich with Music and Songs by Emily Fellner
City Parks Foundation proudly announces the premiere of a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme, “Little Miss Muffet.”
Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original, “Little Miss Muffet”) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly’s grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away.
As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al and the babies hunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance and numerous surprises.
“For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics. This newest production continues that commitment to this art form and guarantees to enchant both children and adults with its cast of loveable characters, expertly rendered as marionettes.” said City Parks Foundation’s President, Alison Tocci.
Suitable for ages 3-12 years.
Spring & Summer Schedule: to Sunday, August 26th
Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm, additional show on Wednesdays at 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm
NOTE: Special show times on the below dates:
Wednesday, July 4th
**Note: Schedule subject to change, please refer to http://cityparksfoundation.org/swedish_cottage.html for most up to date schedule**