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"
The audience (prek-5th grade) LOVED the show! As always with Blue Sky, the music and humor grabbed their attention.  But once again your subject matter was right on. The students learned and reinforced all the right lessons on conservation and recycling, and saw what they could do to 'Save the World'.  Excellent and timely! "
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Kenilworth Elementary  


Story Board
 

 

"Lights Out on the Bunny Brothers" begins with a "pageant style" production featuring a 9 ft tall sun and moon... 

 

...as well as a 10 ft representation of "Mother Nature". The audience hears poetic statements by children on the beauty of nature, as well as the following quote attributed to Chief Seattle in 1888:
The ground beneath our feet is the ashes of our grandparents.  So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.  Teach your children what we have taught our children that the earth is our mother.  Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.  If we spit upon the ground, we spit upon ourselves.  Whatever befalls the earth befalls all of us.  People do not weave the web of life, but are merely strands of it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

Professor Bunnay, a costumed character dressed as a college professor, entertains and educates the audience and our main characters, Honey, Sunny and Funny Bunny, on the basics of energy and natural resource conservation.

 




The audience is introduced to saving water and electricity. After Professor Bunnay leaves, the rabbits perform an upbeat "call and response" style song with the audience on conservation. The song is included on CD in our pre-show lesson plan package.
Listen to a song from the show! 

School's over and Sunny and Funny Bunny, two high energy and lovable 4th graders, go home to play, first with boats in a tub.

 

They then turn on every electrical appliance in the house as the tub is flowing over the edge. Mysteriously, they use up "all the electricity and water in the world".

Dad comes home and "solves the mystery" with their 6th grade sister Honey, and the rabbits reprise their "conservation-save the world" song with the audience.

One of the puppeteers reviews with the audience ways that kids can work together to "save the world".

The show was developed by Michael Cotter, our artistic director. Working in partnership with the National Park Service, Wolftrap and Pepco and the text "50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The World", Michael has produced another "can't miss" show!

Michael has taught for 15 years with the DC public schools and Montgomery County public schools as an inter-related arts specialist. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor in the theatre department at the University of Maryland since 1996.

This production requires a space 21 feet wide and a ceiling height of 11 feet. Puppets are viewed at 6 feet from ground. Children sit on floor (or chairs) and the first row is 8 feet from stage. An aisle is required in the audience. Max audience size: 400.



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