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TICO and The Golden Wings  |  Amherst  |  2008 

The Picture Book Theatre was founded in 2006 by Therese Brady Donohue to provide authentic experiences to children whose first theatre experience is with the Picture Book Theatre. The productions aims to replicate illustrations from books onto the stage so that children will be able to easily follow along. The company brought to life the Leo Lionni story Tico and the Golden Wings in the fall of 2007. The performance blended life size puppets, puppeteers and young dancers from the Amherst Ballet for audiences at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Original music was written by Massachusetts composer Karen A. Tarlowand and the costumes, puppets and backdrops for the show were designed and created by Ms. Donohue. Each child left the performance with a complimentary copy of the book with the hope of increasing an interest in reading after having visually experienced the story.

A performance of Tico and the Golden Wings

Funded by the Amherst Cultural Council in 2008
Grant Recipient: Therese Brady Donohue, $600

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