Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers present, It’s a Wonderful World!
May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2019 at the Civic Centre in Elliot Lake!
This year’s show is all about Doctor Who no. 11 meeting up with Marty McFly (Back to the Future), as they go through time to find 5 missing Galaxy stones that are the worlds of our Imagination. In order to do that they need a Shrink Ray from Ray Palmer (Legends of Tomorrow) and then they go from 1885, to Star Wars, King Tut’s Tomb, Peter Pan, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and the Wizard of Oz. We had a very small budget this year so we had to reuse many costumes and I made the rest. In total, the 19 cast members have 3 or more costumes adding up to 54 costumes in total.
The scene begins when the curtain opens to the Delorean seen in back light and smoke almost crashing into the Tardis.
We had a lot of problems with the role of Marty McFly. We went through three members, including myself as seen above. Finally just before Christmas Ryvon Blair came out try the part. Thank God!! I’m getting to old for this….Ryvon comes to us from Lourdes school. He is extremely talented, only 14 years old and is autistic, with the most expressive acting talent I’ve ever seen. He just did it all after I showed him what I wanted only once.
Collin played Dr. Who 10 two years ago and was awesome. This time he plays Dr. Who 11.
Here is the opening group, the Doctor and Marty, (Legends of Tomorrow) Ray Palmer, Sara Lance and Rip Hunter and Roddy in his Camel / Sheik get up, who is in every scene in the show. Marty learns to use the Shrink Ray in order to shrink his Delorean so it will fit through the doors of the Tardis.
Everywhere, Marty and the Doctor go they get to dress up in appropriate costumes for that period peice. In Star Wars, The Doctor dresses as Luke (his sonic screw driver instead of a light saber) and Marty is Han Solo. The joke being, his Shrink Ray is actually Han’s Blaster. They arrive in the story to meet R2D2 and C3P0 and act out the events that take place in episode 6, when Solo is encased in carbonite and Jabba the Hutt has Leia. The band is Dee Dee and the Twilight Blossoms (I had to make a Dee Dee costume for one of my members so this is her band) The group playing the Conga includes, Camel / Sheik, two horns various creatures, our first puppet and Bib Fortuna as a puppet, Jabba is a blow up costume and our beautiful Leia played by Dakota. The slave girl is Tyrina our girl in green.
Michel holds a puppets in the band. Notice ET also makes an appearance. I made him a few years ago and we couldn’t use him. But I was determined that he get his turn in the lime light.
Here they are about to shrink Han in Carbonite and Chewie so they can save them. Of course Jabba gets shrunk too, because he is wearing the Galaxy gem around his neck. Then a Dalek arrives wanting the same thing and gets shrunk too. I had to make or obtain many mini-mes to pull this off.
The Doctor and the Dalek!
The real Han and ChewieThe real Luke and C2P0
The Next scene takes us to King Tut’s Tomb. Of course Marty dresses as Indiana Jones while the Doctor dons his Fez hat.
Much is done in Shadow Play.
Before intermission the last scene is Peter Pan.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell who is made big….Really Big!
Then Wendy walks the Plank and Hook fights Pan and is chased be the Crocodile through the audience.
Peter, Wendy John and Michael
Finally Toodles has the Gem in his marble bag.
The next installment is after intermission. Watch for Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and The Wizard of Oz with the Tin man who is taken over by a Cyberman!
See you soon.