Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers perform at Stonington Opera House on April 23
STONINGTON- Opera House Arts is pleased to welcome the puppeteers from Frogtown Mountain to Stonington Opera House on Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. to perform The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. This is a “Live! for a $5 event. To purchase tickets, visit www.operahousearts.org. Live shows are always free for Hancock County K-12 students. Proof of vaccination is required for guests over 12 years old. Now offering full concessions, including popcorn!
In this comic take on the classic Washington Irving tale, teacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a scarier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones attempts to drive Ichabod out of town as they vie for Katrina Van Tassel’s affection. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow includes 20 handcrafted mouth and rod puppets, plus shadow puppets. The duration of the show is approximately 50 minutes and is recommended for an audience of 4 years and older.
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are a puppet troupe based in Bar Harbor and made up of three siblings – brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers have performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theaters across the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they present and have received three citations of excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national distinction in puppetry. For more information, visit frogtownpuppets.com.
Live! for $5 is an annual series of live shows, available to everyone for just $5 admission. The series features a wide variety of performances for cross-generational audiences and participants. Living for $5 is made possible by the generous support of the WF Whitman Family Foundation, in honor of Maia Aprahamian, with additional support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.
Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a performance hall and community gathering space. We offer a year-round professional program of theatre, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Performances take place at several venues including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center and specific venues in Deer Isle and Stonington. Opera House Arts programs are open to all winter and summer residents and visitors to Hancock County, with a particular focus on residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.