Charlotte is no ordinary little girl; she plays the trumpet on a cardboard tube, the xylophone with two rulers and the drums on anything that bangs. What she wants more than anything, though, is an instrument of her very own. With everyone at home far too busy to realize her musical brilliance, she sets off into the wide world only to find herself lost in a raging blizzard. The Music-Maker to the rescue! An eccentric little man who shares Charlotte's passion for music, the Music-Maker leads Charlotte on a journey through the Magical Monarchy of Musical Magnificence, exploring the sounds and colours of the instruments and leading her to an unexpected discovery, not only about music, but about herself.
Featuring enchanting illustrations by Graham Ross and 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 50 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.