Manual Cinema Presents LEONARDO! — PICTURE PREVIEW

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Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Ben Kauffman

WHEN:

September 10 - October 16, 2022

Saturdays and Sundays- 9:30 and 11:30 am

WHERE:

Chicago Children’s Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe
Chicago's West Loop

TICKETS:

$25 +

For more information and tickets visit the Manual Cinema website.

Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Dexter Ellis
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Ben Kauffman
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Ben Kauffman
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Dexter Ellis
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Dexter Ellis
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Photo: Rebecca J. Michelson
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Ben Kauffman
Manual Cinema LEONARDO!
Photo: Ben Kauffman
Manual Cinema LEONARDO! A WONDERFUL SHOW ABOUT A TERRIBLE MONSTER 3
Image courtesy of Manual Cinema

CAST:

Leah Casey as Kerry, Puppeteer
Lily Emerson as Narrator, Character Voices, Vocals, Guitar
Julia Miller as Sam, Puppeteer
Lindsey Noel Whiting as Leonardo Voice and Puppeteer

CREATIVE TEAM:

Adaptation by Manual Cinema
Music, Lyrics & Sound Design by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter
2D Paper Puppets and Props by Drew Dir
Hand and Rod Puppets by Lizi Breit
Costume & Wigs by Mieka Van der Ploeg
Lighting by Trey Brazeal with Nick Chamernik
Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz
Stage Manager and Board Operator Maydi Díaz
Technical Director Mike Usrey

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam need to make a big decision: will they just be scaredy cats or can they become friends?..."

"...Leonardo!brings Mo Willems’ books to life through hundreds of illustrated puppets, hilarious actors on live cameras, fuzzy Muppet-style puppets, and a live soundtrack that both kids and their parents will love. The result is a “live movie” made onstage in front of the audience’s eyes and projected on a screen shaped like a giant picture book page..."

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Photos: Dexter Ellis, Ben Kauffman, and Rebecca J. Michelson

 

Read an earlier review of LEONARDO! by Picture This Post Writers Tonika Todorova and her son Jaxon DuFloth here.

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