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“Once Upon a Shoe or The Rhymes and Mimes of Mother Goose and Her Traveling Troubadours” by Joseph Robinette is one of two plays put on by the Froelich Young Actors Guild in 2021. Performances of this show are Friday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Mother Goose sadly announces to her children that they must leave their home—a large, comfortable shoe—and move to an old sneaker “across the tracks.” The children decide to “put on a show” to save their shoe, and in the best Garlandooney tradition, they proceed to enact eight of Mother Goose’s best poems. In the audience, a stranger turns out to be the famous movie producer Cecil B. DeMillstream and, of course, he loves the show! The shoe is saved and Mother Goose and her troupe are off to Hollywood. According to one director of children’s theatre, “It was absolutely perfect for a real Mother Goose who had to put on a play with 20 eight-to fourteen-year-olds.”
This production is performed by children in grades 2-6.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois