In September 2012, TigerLion Arts presented the finale of The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon at the Ivey Awards in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Held each year at the Historic State Theatre, the Ivey Awards celebrate excellence in Twin Cities theatre. Sharing the stage with Nasty the dragon were the Minnesota Boychoir, aerialist Anna Ostroushko of Circus Juventas, and actors Isabella Dawis, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, and Maxwell Chonk Thao. The spectacular dragon puppet was designed and created by Christopher Lutter-Gardella of Puppet Farm Arts, and Sky Brooks.
Click below to see the dragon lift off during tech rehearsal at the Historic State Theatre.
Puppet designer Christopher Lutter-Gardella repairs a wing.
Dress rehearsal, with Maxwell Chonk Thao, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, and the Minnesota Boychoir
Adapted from THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT. Text Copyright © 1993 by Jack Prelutsky.
Illustrations Copyright © 1993 by Peter Sís. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.