The New York Times has highlighted Miller Theatre’s playful and imaginative production of Carnival of the Animals as one of its top picks of the week for families and children.
Writes Laurel Graeber: “A nutcracker isn’t the only ordinary household object that can magically transform at this time of year. At the Miller, mops will become a lion’s mane and limbs; an umbrella will change into an elephant’s head; and feather dusters will flutter about as cuckoos. These elements make up some of the puppetry in the designer and director Lake Simons’s “Carnival of the Animals,” which debuted at the theater last year and is now returning as a holiday tradition. Laura Barger will lead a chamber ensemble in performing Saint-Saëns’s score, and Lelund Durond Thompson will deliver Ogden Nash’s wry verses about the musical menagerie.”
Learn more about Miller Theatre’s magical holiday season production