Presented by Reel Kids
Reel Kids announces the world premiere of Muse of Fire, a new musical written by Kelly McAllister with music composed by Kari Kraakevik and Joshua Rich. Performances are:
-August 14th at 7pm
-August 15th at 2pm and 7pm
-August 16th at 2pm
The show is based on the play of the same name which had its premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. The musical is a comedic drama about what it means to be an artist.
The plot follows two novice muses, Dion and Polly, on their first assignment: helping a young woman become a great writer at great personal expense. The show asks the question, what is the point of theater in a world gone mad? Does art help make the world a better place? The answer is a resounding, poignant yes. It is a love letter to the human spirit and a celebration of the arts. Alternatively farcical, mystical, and always wildly entertaining, the show is the shot in the arm we all need while we wait for a vaccine.
Playwriting Workshop with Kelly McAllister of Reel Kids
Reel Kids (http://www.myreelkids.com), created and owned by composer,
performer and educator Kari Kraakevik, is a performing arts organization
that offers a multitude of classes and camps for kids in the K-12 age
range, including acting, filmmaking, video and theater tech. Reel Kids
also offers a diverse array of shows performed for the public each year,
such as “Rent”, “Chicago”, Frozen”, “School of Rock” and “Footloose.”
Additionally, Reel Kids prides itself on supporting local artists and
producing original works, including its upcoming involvement with the
Fringe Festival, “Muse of Fire”. During this trying time for the arts
community, Reel Kids is thrilled to be in partnership with organizations
like Fringe, because it allows for a chance to continue to share the power
of performance with the public in a time when it is needed perhaps more
than ever. Utilizing live-stream and limited in-person groups, Reel Kids
has faced the challenge of the current climate head on, with its most
successful summer ever, while still adhering to the safety and well-being
of its customer base.
Jeff and Paige
Jeff and Paige use songs, storytelling, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. They have a large regional following in Colorado and a growing audience nationwide. Their primary Colorado audience is Denver, Boulder, the Greater Front Range, & mountain community residents. These are families with kids aged between 3-9. Through their live shows and six different albums Jeff and Paige have reached thousands of children with their joyful spirit of play and passion for ecological awareness. They have won several awards for their music and musical programming: 2019, 2016, and 2013 Parent's Choice Awards, 2016 National Parent Products Award (NAPPA), 2014 Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award, and Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Award (CAEE) for excellence in programming.