Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales
Musical by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox
And Directed by Luci Britton
Three "Jack tales" feature the resourceful, clever Jack who climbs a wonder-bean tree to find giants in the sky, who lands himself a job despite his foolishness and who wins the heart of Featherflight, the magical daughter of a devilish trickster. "Catskins" is a spunky Appalachian Cinderella. "The Enchanted Tree" is a beauty-and-the-beast love story between a lost girl and a frightening crow. And in a zany, sung-through "Sow and Her Three Pigs" plucky Nancy the pig outsmarts the hungry fox. This musical play incorporates singing, mountain dances, music and giant puppets to create a highly theatrical storytelling style. The score, which interweaves music throughout the tales, is inspired by "Old Time" Appalachian music featuring fiddle and banjo that drives the play's action and makes music itself a character in the play. The Washington Times described the show as "excellent entertainment for viewers of all ages, offering adventure, romance, drama and comedy."
Kanawha Players Theater (View)
309 Beauregard St.
Charleston, WV 25301
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|