Willy the Wooly & Family Magic Show

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Chief Wapello Days

1:45 -2:30 pm - Willy the Wooly Puppet Show by Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Co.

The story begins in a museum, where Cornelia nad her Aunt Tessa see a cave drawing of a baby wooly mammoth and saber tooth cat.  Cornelia has her toy mammoth, Willy, and her toy bunny, Bonny, wiht her.  While Cornelia nad Aunt Tessa turn their backs, Willy an dBonny come to live and go back to the Ice Age.  Cornelia follows and the adventure begins.  They elude a saber tooth cat, and Willy is rescued from a sinkhole, all with the help of Cornelia nad Mrs. Crow.  At the end of the story, Cornelia and her toys find themselves in the museum once again. 

The production features tabletop marionettes, rod puppets, and shadow puppets and original live music.  Monica Leo's original script was written under the guidance of renowned Canadian puppeteer/playwright Luman Coad.  The whimsical music was composed and is performed by Ron Hills.

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Bake Sale & Quilt Drawing

Proceeds will go to funding the basketball court project that will be built at the North End Park (Rodeo Grounds).  Quilt tickets $5 each or 6 for $25.  Bake sale is free will donation.  The group needs about $8,400 total for the basketball court.  Over $2000 have been raised as of 5/17/18 including a grant from the Community Foundation of Louisa County.

3:00 - 4:20 pm - Family Magic Show

The Illusioneers including Keith West and Miss Kitty Magic are coming to Wapello.  This duo out of Des Moines, Iowa have traveled all over the country  amazing audiences with their magic show.  This group has performed everywhere from Vegas to Cruise Ships, TV shows and lots of places in between!  It's sure to be an entertaining show for the entire family!

Additional Info

  • Time: 1:45 pm - 4:20 pm
  • Location: Wapello High School Gym
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Cost: Free - Donations Accepted
  • Registration information: No registration needed!
  • For more information: 319-523-8381
  • You should know: These events are provided by the Wapello Community Club and Wapello Hometown Pride and is sponsored with grants from the Community Foundation of Louisa County and The State Historical Society, Inc.

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