Elementary School Assemblies

This school year Carranza Puppets presents a different classic story from children's literature Aladdin. This marionette play for elementary schools is educational, as well as entertaining. "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" is from The Arabian Nights, also called The Thousand and One Nights, which is a large collection of stories, mostly of Arabian, Indian, or Persian origin. It was written in Arabic between the 14th and 16th centuries. They were introduced into Europe through Antoine Galland's French translation (1704 - 1717). The best known English version is by the explorer Sir Richard Burton, who published (1885-1886) a complete version.

Extensive research is done prior to a Carranza Puppets production to assure authenticity to the tradition of the story, including such things as: national origin of the story, period costumes, furniture styles, and more. This assures you of a presentation which is true to its origin and time period.

As with all Carranza Puppets productions, Aladdin is suitable for Pre-K through Fifth Grade. The program lasts approximately 50 minutes, and yes, Pre-K can certainly be entertained for that length of time, and will thoroughly enjoy it, as will the adults and older children. The recommended Audience size is 300-350 students per program.

Grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts are available for this production of 30-50% of the performance fees. Learn how to apply for TCA grant.

2017-2018 Assembly Program

Carranza Puppets, a Texas Touring Artist, brings children's literature to life. The play has original, fully orchestrated music is in keeping with the literary integrity of this "Arabian Nights" story.
Present this highly regarded program for your children in your school or theater! It holds their attention and makes literature memorable. The literature connections of this program inspires reading in your children that can last a lifetime!
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