Charlotte is no ordinary little girl; she plays the trumpet on a cardboard tube, the xylophone with two knitting needles and the drums on anything that bangs. Her musical talents however, are not appreciated at home where everyone is far too busy to listen to her brilliance, so she sets off into the wide world only to find herself lost in a raging blizzard. The Music-Maker to the rescue! An odd little man who shares Charlotte's passion for music, the Music-Maker takes Charlotte on a magical-musical journey through the orchestra, exploring the sounds and colours of the instruments and the exciting possibilities that music has to offer.
Featuring a stunning original score by Alain Trudel, with selections from Handel, Grieg, and up-beat arrangements of well-known popular tunes, this concert for actor and orchestra focuses on the different families and individual instruments of the orchestra. The performance lasts approximately 55 minutes and is recommended for ages 4 and up.
Each Platypus Theatre program is tailored to suit both the primary (kindergarten to third grade) and junior divisions (fourth to seventh grade). Our in-depth and relevant study guides were developed by teachers, with separate activities by grade level and curriculum that meet or exceed most state and provincial standards for arts education.