How do you build a better community? By learning to respect the past while creating for the future. This is the story of a little farm and a great big bustling city that grew up all around it. Of course, it took many, many years. And the little farm, in the faithful hands of the Bluejeans family for many, many generations, had to find its place just when it seemed like it might get squeezed out.
and the Fantastic Flying Machine
Time travel back to 15th Century Italy, where young Leonardo
Da Vinci is an apprentice in the studio of the "great" Master Andrea del Verrocchio, the foremost painter and sculptor of his day. Inspired by all the books, tools, charts, art work and maps around him, Leonardo is drawn to the world of science, and uses his sense of invention to build a machine that flies.
Centuries ago, a young soldier walking home from a distant battlefield came upon a village of very fearful people who refused to give him food, let alone, shelter for the night. And now, in this musical version of the famous folk tale, he uses his wits to create a remarkable recipe, the result of which is a most delicious pot of soup. He even finds a way to make new friends.
Step right up and see incredible feats of skill performed by acrobats, clowns and animals with one very important and unique feature...they're all puppets! String puppets, or marionettes, to be exact. It's all action, music and thrills. There's no sawdust, but lots of fun and suitable for all ages.
This tongue twister of a title refers to all the ghosts and gremlins who come out on Halloween night to celebrate with lots of spirit...and nothing scary. A witch and her dancing broomsticks, a skeleton whose bones fly apart, a wizard with elastic legs, a dancing scarecrow, and a flying pumpkin are all part of the festivities, and you're invited, too!
Long ago, when things were simpler, a curious little boy from a rural village met a salesman who tramped on foot from place to place with a heavy sack of books over his shoulder, and stories of wonder about the places he had been. This inspired the boy to one day travel far and wide, and to become the world's greatest collector of stories and folk tales. When he reached old age, he became a legend himself.
When you're a little toy soldier with only one leg, accidents are bound to happen. Once upon a time, the steadfast guard of
the toy box fell victim to a jealous Jack-in-the-Box who pushed him out of a window, where he fell into the rain-soaked gutter below. An epic odyssey carried him all the way out to sea and into the jaws of a hungry fish. How would he survive? And
could he ever return to his home and friends?
A powerful Chinese Emperor has a soft spot in his heart for a humble little bird from the forest, and for the music that she sings. When a mechanical nightingale is given to him as a gift, his affections quickly change, and the real bird is shunned. Hans Christian Andersen's affectionate story shows just how important true friendship can be.
Rudyard Kipling, who also wrote The Jungle Book, imagined the African animal kingdom as a magical place where an elephant's trunk could stretch in the jaws of a crocodile; where a camel's hump could grow from shear laziness; where a leopard's spots could be found in the mud; and the alphabet could rise from the sea. These delightful tales are a combination of wonder and fun.
What do you do when your dad is the mighty, thunderbolt throwing Zeus, and you, too, have incredible strength far beyond your age? Young Hercules just wants to fit in, and the other kids don't know what to make of him. This story, set in Ancient Greece, is about a little boy who learns what it means to be a leader and a hero.
in the Wild West
An All-American version of the famous fairytale. Cindy Lou lives on a ranch, where she's learned the skills of roping cattle and riding horses. Instead of a Fairy Godmother, she relies on the help of a Native American spirit guide. And instead of dancing at the Prince's Ball, she competes in a rodeo on the back of a bucking bronco.