Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just… isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam need to make a big decision: will they just be scaredy cats or can they become friends?
Leonardo! uses hundreds of illustrated paper puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, and songs to bring Mo Willems’ books to life. Manual Cinema wanted to re-create the experience of holding one of Mo’s book pages, which are big, bold, colorful, and full of visual rhythm, with a playful use of scale. Like all Manual Cinema productions, you’re invited to watch the big screen like a traditional movie, or to watch the artists below as they create the story in real time. (There is no wrong way to watch the show!)
The 11 a.m. performance on Saturday, October 21, 2023 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter should request seats on the right side of the auditorium.
* Children's Theater Series season tickets are available NOW by calling Moira Beale at 216-640- 8608
Running Time: 50 minutes
Recommended Ages: 3-9
Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster is part of the Children's Theater Series presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital