StageOne’s Petite Rouge

Today we went to StageOne Family Theater’s production of Petite Rouge at the Kentucky Center. It was very interesting. It’s like Little Red Riding Hood except it’s a Cajun version. This was an amazing play. Our favorite characters were Claude the Alligator because he was a gourmet cook and Te-Jean because of his personality of not getting into trouble. The setting was in the bayou near New Orleans. The costumes were all very cool and the gators costumes were shiny. The makeup really helped us see which character was which.

Another cool thing about the play was the set. It was really great. The background kept changing colors from orange to purple to light blue. We thought that that made it look more eerie. There was a tree that was very easy to climb on. At the top it was shaped to be very easy to sit in. There was a little cottage that had many uses. It was Petite Rouge’s home and her grandma’s house and an exit for the stage. There were blue ramps that were good for changing the setting and acted as a bed for the grandma. There was a revolve that Te Jean (pronounced tae zan) used kind of like a boat.

In the show program there are two cool recipes that we are going to try, stay tuned. This is the first time that we have been to a StageOne play since we have been blogging. In fact, somebody that works at StageOne gave us the idea of starting our blog! (Thanks Ms. Talleri) This was a very great play and we think that you should go see Petite Rouge and the rest of their plays which are The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, And in This Corner… Cassius Clay, and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.

By Turtle and Moose

Louisville Orchestra’s Music without Borders

Today we went to St. Stephen Church for one of the Louisville Orchestra’s Music without Borders programs. It was very cool. There were lots of different instruments. The first two songs were sung by the St. Stephen choir. They all sang really well and it was full of energy. There were 2 long pieces of music performed by the orchestra. The first is called Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel and the second is Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven. These are great pieces of music. Le Tombeau de Couperin had a very nice pace and sounded really good. Symphony No. 2 in D major was a happy piece even though Beethoven was going deaf at the time that he wrote it. The Louisville Orchestra will be back very soon doing lots of different music. We really liked the Louisville Orchestra and think you should go listen to their wonderful music.