I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

This performance is available in person or virtually ASYNCHRONOUS (prerecorded).


This enchanting rod puppet production is based on the folktale by Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai, who studied environmentalism in Kansas. StoneLion's new musical will transport you to a world where you realize it is not the size of the effort, but the fact you tried that matters. StoneLion has recreated Maathai's folktale using indigenous animals native to the Midwest. Little Nigel the beaver is unhappy he can't do everything the big beavers can do, but learns a valuable lesson when the forest catches on fire.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.


Grade Levels: PreK,K,1,2,3

Fees: $595 single, $1190 double / Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250 students

Availability: Year-Round, please inquire

Program Length: 35 minutes, plus 5 to 10 minutes for questions

Teacher Guide: I'd rather be a hummingbird

Requirements: 16' x 20' minimum space requirement; flat space preferred--gym floor works great; access to electrical outlet; space available one hour before the performance to set up and one hour afterward to load out. Teachers must be present at all times during performance.

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