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April 9, 2013 > Puppet show promises magical fun

Puppet show promises magical fun

By Reshma Parmar

On Saturday, April 13, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fremont Branch and Kimbookai Children's Museum will jointly host a magical puppet show for children and adults of all ages at the Fremont Main Library.

If you have seen and loved Walt Disney's film "Fantasia" (1940), you will remember the famous segment in which Mickey Mouse plays the sorcerer's apprentice. It's a great combination of animation and classical music. Mickey is the apprentice who can't control his magic and ends up flooding the workshop. With orchestral music by Paul Dukas, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is historically based on the 1797 poem "Der Zauberlehrling" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

For Saturday's show, highly talented and renowned puppeteer Randall Metz of The Puppet Company will bring "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" to life with dazzling live puppetry that is sure to thrill the audience. It will be an imaginative entertainment adventure not to be missed!

The Puppet Company has been bringing classic, creative puppet tales to Bay Area audiences for over 30 years. Metz holds a bachelor's degree in Theater and Children's Theater from San Francisco State University and has apprenticed with Master Puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann of Children's Fairyland in Oakland for 20 years.

This is a free event sponsored by AAUW Fremont Branch and Kimbookai Children's Museum. AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Kimbookai is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a children's museum for the Tri-Cities area.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Saturday, Apr 13
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1421

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