Ever wonder how the amazing puppeteers of the Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts prepare to perform for audiences in the pitch black Studio Theater?
To rehearse “Young King Arthur”, the puppeteers first practiced the show in the Dance Studio room at Dallas Children’s Theater. Why? The full-length mirrors in the Dance Studio give the puppeteers a special advantage in the rehearsal process.
“We work out a lot of details in front of the mirror in the Dance Studio,” said Kathy Burks, founder of the Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts.
“You need to be able to see what you are doing and see what the audience sees so that you know if you need to change anything in the way that you are making [the puppets] move and bringing [them] to life.”
We can’t wait to see the full show once it opens in the Studio Theater at Dallas Children’s Theater on Friday, March 9th! Want to join the action?
On Opening Night, Dallas Children’s Theater will have a Medieval-themed party with games and activities before the show and a special Q&A session with the puppeteers after the show! For tickets to the show and more information, call the Box Office at 214-740-0051.