Silly Goose and Val
Puppets are coming to Mountain
Puppets are coming to Mountain City Traditional Arts for the Spring Arts Walk! Ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin was one of the writers, performers, and co-producers as well as the head puppeteer of the Emmy award winning television program It’s Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. This interactive, family-friendly celebration of Spring features characters from Val’s Gold Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award-winning book Springtime Dance. In addition, Val will bring 5 three-foot tall Flamingo marionettes for a rollicking Pink Flamingo CanCan inviting audience members to operate the marionettes. Every other song features a puppet or marionette, and the remainder of the songs involve the audience singing, dancing, or both. It is appropriate for ages 3 to 93. The interactive and engaging performance introduces audiences to puppetry and ventriloquism through song and dance. The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mountain City Traditional Arts
25 E. Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532