Juantita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy

  • Springfield, MO 65806

  • Box Office 417-836-7678


David B. McQueary Family Theatre

  • November 7, 2013, Thursday, 7 p.m.

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All seats:  $17

This delightful bilingual musical is based on the children’s book written by Diana Cohn and illustrated by Amy Cordova.  It tells the story of Mateo, a young boy in Oaxaca, Mexico, whose father has taught him to carve small wooden toys in the traditional way. One night, Mateo dreams of fantastic, brightly colored animals that dance and sing – and when he wakes up, he carves his dream animals into life.

Dream Carver captures the essence of the book’s illustrations with a beautiful set and a variety of colorful handcrafted puppets, brought to life by a cast of Broadway-trained puppeteers whose credits include Avenue Q, The Pee-wee Herman Show and The Muppets.  The message of the show is delivered in five original songs that encourage young audiences to think creatively, try new things, and follow their dreams.  

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