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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
PST Re-Vamps Fan Favorite with LIVE MUSIC!
Brad Shur Performing "The Carrot Salesman" with Robot puppet
You can WEAR it, or TEAR it! You can event SHARE it!
And it tastes GREAT, when you put it on a PLATE!
Would you like to buy a carrot?"
You have never seen "The Carrot Salesman" by PST Artist in Residence, Brad Shur quite like this before! For the first time ever, enjoy one of your favorite original stories come to life with a brand new music score performed LIVE by local musician, Chris Monti.
Hmmm...Chris Monti...that name sounds familiar, doesn't it? It should! Brad and Chris collaborated on PST's newest production, "Yankee Peddler: Songs and Stories from Old New Englad" this January during our "New Year: New Shows!" series. Read more about this amazing shadow puppet sing-a-long adventure through Americana on the puppet blog: CLICK HERE
Carrot Salesman is an original story by PST's own Artist in Residence Brad Shur. The tale follows a door-to-door carrot salesrabbit who
is not very good at his job. But through his unsuccessful efforts to sell
carrots to elephants, jellyfish, moles, and robots, he discovers a way to help
all of the animals. Performed with colorful two-dimensional table-top puppets, live music and fun audience interaction! Recommended for ages 2 and up.
Shur has been PST's Artist in Residence since 2009. Brad has been
professionally involved in puppetry for almost 15 years! He began as a
performer with the Providence puppet and mask company Big Nazo while studying
ﬁlm and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked in
various capacities with Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee), and Vermont
PuppetTree, and as a builder has designed and fabricated puppets for American
Idol, Dollywood, and other theaters and performers from Austin, Texas to
ABOUT THE COMPOSER:
Michael Dobiel was exposed to the saxophone at the age of ten and gradually expanded into other instruments. Michael earned a B.A. in saxophone performance and
composition from Westfield
State College and a M.M. in Composition from the University of Louisville. In 2009 he toured
Serbia with Serious Play!
Theatre and Ensemble, as part of their production Milosevic at the Hague. More
recently, he has
taken part in the Boston scene, in collaborations such as Axe to Ice's The Mary
MUSIC PERFORMED BY:
Monti is a writer and singer with original material covering a variety of stylistic genres. Playing both acoustic and electric Chris plays. "some old time folkiness, country-blues, African
music, rock and roll, hippie music, Indian music [and] a lot of
improvisation." Chris fingerpicks, flatpicks, uses open
tunings and plays slide. He also plays harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dobro, piano,
lap steel and kazoo.