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December 17, 2013 > Nutcracker tale gets puppet show treatment

Nutcracker tale gets puppet show treatment

By Reshma Parmar

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fremont Branch and Kimbookai Children's Museum will jointly host a holiday ÒNutcrackerÓ puppet show at the Fremont Main Library. On Saturday, December 21, two shows will be held to delight audiences.

Each holiday season, children are enchanted by the story of the Nutcracker, whose ballet and music was composed by Peter Tchaikovsky around 1892. Now you can experience a lively, imaginative puppet show rendition of this holiday favorite Ð a classic tale that includes the eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer; a girl whose toy soldier comes to life after everyone goes to sleep on Christmas Eve; a grand fight to the finish with a mouse army; a magical journey to the land of sweets; Spanish, Arabian, Chinese and Russian dancers; and the wondrous dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Renowned puppeteer Randall Metz of The Puppet Company will be back to entertain us after a very successful ÒSorcerer's ApprenticeÓ show last spring at the library. 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 childrenÕs museum for the Tri-Cities area.

Free tickets are available 15 minutes before each performance at the Children's Information Desk at the Fremont Main Library.

Nutcracker Puppet Show
Saturday, Dec 21
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1421

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