Good Company Theater hosts puppetry workshop at Lost Acres Orchard

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In early July a group of young puppeteers gathered at Lost Acres Orchard to beat the heat with penguins. Guided by Granby’s uniquely talented, always energetic Audrey Laird, the children each built icebergs from cardboard, paint, and tissue paper, and crafted a personal, highly decorated penguin puppet to use in a performance for family and friends.

The penguins were handmade by each child over the course of the four-day workshop, complete with moveable beaks and wings, bow ties, hair bands, and sparkling Pom Poms. The children climbed through the constructed maze of icebergs in the shade of the barn and audience members watched as a group of talented penguins danced, sang, slid down icebergs and swam past cellophane windows choreographed to a cover of the classic 1958 hit Splish Splash by Bobby Darin.

Audrey Laird will again lend her incredible mind to the Good Company Theater this fall as she works as a member of the set design crew for the upcoming performance of Disney’s Honk! Jr., a musical adaptation of the classic story of the ugly duckling.

Auditions for Honk! Jr. will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. Children and teens ages 5-18 are encouraged to audition. Performances of Honk! Jr. will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Please come out to show your support for our talented young actors!

For more information regarding auditions and upcoming performances please write or visit the Good Company
Theater’s Facebook page.