Landmark on Main Street’s Children Series Presents The Paper Bag Players in Saddles & Sunshine on Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM. Landmark thanks our Children’s Series Sponsors PM Pediatrics and Likeable Media as well as program sponsor NYS Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel. Landmark also gratefully acknowledges our Season Sponsor Pall Corporation and our Partners in Performing Arts: Harding Real Estate, Town of North Hempstead, Bank of America, The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation and Winthrop University Hospital for their support of our full season of programming.
There is nothing like an old-fashioned “Western Welcome” to get a show off to a rousing start! When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS SADDLES AND SUNSHINE, singing and wishing you a great big “Howdy!” you’ll be up on your feet, clapping and singing along!
THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS SADDLES AND SUNSHINE combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children ages 3 through 8—there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family! And Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.
THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS SADLES AND SUNSHINE was created and written by all The Paper Bag Players: Ted Brackett (who also directs), Laura Canty-Samuel, John Stone, Amy Walsh, Kevin Richard Woodall and scenic artists, Jon Peck. “We all work to create a theatrical world where our audience feels at home, understood. This year the show deals with making new friends, feeling out of step, learning how important it is to value yourself--issues very important to our audiences. Our approach to these subjects is very lighthearted. We really want the experience of seeing our theater to be a happy, fun experience. We leave it to our audience to find the meaning, make the connections to their life.”
The show is overflowing with new music and sing-alongable songs by Composer John Stone. Listen and you will hear everything from Country and Western to salsa, ragtime, hip hop, classical, disco, rock & roll, and even a barber shop quartet!
55 years ago this company began with not much more than a paper bag. Since then laughter, singing, dancing and art have been tumbling out of that bag with award-winning regularity. Don’t miss the newest, fresh out of the bag surprises in THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS SADDLES AND SUNSHINE!
Other Children’s series shows in Landmark’s 2012-13 Series also include Corbian/Lightwire Theater’s “The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & the Hare” on January 6; Theatreworks USA’s “Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” on March 10; The Big Idea! Artists Group’s “Jack & the Beanstalk – A Children’s Opera” on April 7; Theatreworks USA’s “Martha Speaks” on April 28.
Tickets $18 with discounts for Friends of Landmark. Purchase through Landmark’s box office 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.