Blast From the Past: The Gruffalo

We’re wrapping up our week of Arts Education shows with The Gruffalo, which marked the grand finale of the 2017-18 Arts Education season! Eager students joined Mouse on an adventure through the deep dark wood in Tall Stories’ musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The story highlighted values of courage and self-esteem. And, of course, the students were thrilled when Education Committee member Lisa Cogswell was dressed up once again, this time as a mouse!

One teacher said of the show, “If we could see that performance every year, we would! It was valuable for my students to see the ARTS come alive through this outstanding performance!” Another commented, “Children were engaged and ‘living’ the story of The Gruffalo. What an amazing experience!”

Our public matinee of The Gruffalo featured a pre-show Mother’s Day Tea in our Founders Lounge, and guests got a special visit from Gruffalo characters Mouse and Fox! The Education Committee also hosted a story hour at New Dominion Bookshop the day before the show.

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers