FROGZ production aimed at young families

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FROGZ will provide a visual feast for young children when it comes to the Tarkington Theatre in Carmel. (Submitted photo)

FROGZ will provide a visual feast for young children when it comes to the Tarkington Theatre in Carmel. (Submitted photo)


By Dawn Pearson 

Spring will certainly look good after the winter Mother Nature whipped up for us. And leaping all over Carmel will be FROGZ.

Frogs, frogs and more frogs – along with their friends the penguins – perform in this theatrical event that is making a name for Imago Theatre, creator of this “hoppy” adventure.

“This is a family show designed with a lot of illusion and imagination, really geared for youth three years old and up,” said John Hughey, Director of External Relations at the Center for the Performing Arts. “This show becomes a big playground where frogs and penguins play together. It’s in our small theater and there will be audience participation.”

Hughey said FROGZ is like a Cirque du Soleil show that will introduce children to mime, acrobatics, and dance.

“There are wild costumes and all original music. The frogs and penguins take on human characteristics,” Hughley said. “There is a lot of audience participation, too, with oversized beach balls and giant slinkies that become part of the act. So families will enjoy this together in a small intimate theater.”

“Imago has been creating transformative theatre that crosses boundaries traditionally associated with language, age and the physical realm,” said Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, the artistic directors and founders of Imago Theatre, in a statement. “FROGZ put us on the international map with its simplicity and charm that catapulted the production to two Broadway runs.”

FROGZ ● 7 p.m. March 7; 3 and 7 p.m. March 8 ● The Tarkington Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel ● Tickets start at $15 ● For more information call 843-3800 or visit www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org ●To get a better visual idea of this show visit www.imagotheatre.com/frogz.html

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