Friday, April 10, 2009

Ken Lonnquist - New Musical AWAKEN - Go see it!

An announcement from my friend, Ken Lonnquist:

Next month my Kenland Players Theater will be offering an original musical experience for family audiences... and celebrate the release of the CD!

Awaken! is based on an Aztec folk tale (The Lizard and the Sun), so the ancient culture of Mexico is a key element in the musical; many of the songs are styled after folkloric patterns, and some easily-understood Spanish vocabulary is woven into the songs and rhyming dialogue. The story focuses on the importance of the Sun to all living things, thus encompassing a strong “Earth Day” message. The protagonist (the Lizard) embodies the value of persistence, and proves that even someone very small can make a big difference to the world!

This show features students from Nuestro Mundo Elementary in Madison and students from Monona Grove schools as colorfully-masked animals and Aztec people. Veteran actors, singers and musicians from Kenland Players Theater anchor the production.

Three public performances of Awaken! are scheduled: May 7 (7 PM), May 8 (8 PM) and May 10 (2 PM). Special performances for school groups may be scheduled at the Goodman Community Center during the daytime on May 7 and 8. Pricing is very reasonable to begin with ($4 for kids and $6 for adults) but we take $1 off ticket prices for school groups of 10 or more.

Awaken! is suitable for all ages. I hope you'll help us to spread the word!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is going to be a great show and the CD is even better. Be sure to go see it. I worked on the CD project with Ken and it is a wonderful story he has created.