[REVIEW] Trampled by Turtles has soundtrack for fun adventure

It turns out that you need neither to be a kid nor have a kid in tow to see Behind the Shining Star, the Trampled by Turtles fairy tale that opened at the Underground on Saturday (June 6). However, this creative and engaging show, written by director Robert Lee and Crystal Pelkey, was developed specifically for the Pre-K age group and not for TBT fans impatient for next month’s concert at Bayfront Festival Park.

The next show in the TYA Summer Series premiered on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  From L to R:  Silver the Monkey (Jonathan Manchester), Timmy the Turtle (Jody Kujawa), and Sally Gold (Cheyl Skafte) having a dance party on their adventure. (Photo by Todd Higgins Photography)

The next show in the TYA Summer Series premiered on Saturday, June 6, 2015. From L to R: Silver the Monkey (Jonathan Manchester), Timmy the Turtle (Jody Kujawa), and Sally Gold (Cheyl Skafte) having a dance party on their adventure. (Photo by Todd Higgins Photography)

As narrated by Timmy the Turtle (Jody Kujawa), Behind the Shining Star is the story of how young Lucy Gold (Cheryl Skafte) and Silver the monkey (Jonathan Manchester), meet up and set off on a series of adventures looking for treasure in the Outskirts. In the end, they discover the greatest treasure of all is true friendship.

This is not a traditional musical, where the cast actually sings the songs. Instead, the music of Trampled by Turtles serves as the soundtrack for Silver and Gold’s adventures. Other songs are referenced as names and places, and some inspire segments, such as “Jars at Home” leading to a story about jars filled with fireflies.

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To read the full review, please visit the Duluth News Tribune online.

Photo by Todd Higgins Photography

Photo by Todd Higgins Photography

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GET TICKETS!

WHAT: Behind the Shining Star: an original Trampled by Turtles fairy tale
WHEN: June 13-28, 2015
TIMES: Saturdays @ 11am and 1:30pm | Sundays @ 1:30pm
WHERE: The Underground (506 West Michigan Street, Duluth Minn., 55802)
 

WHERE DO I GET TICKETS?

ONLINE: duluthunderground.org
CALL: 218.733.7555
STOP IN: Box Office, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth Minn., 55802
Tickets also available at the door an hour prior to performance.

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This review originally appeared in the Duluth News Tribune on June 6, 2015 and was written by Lawrence Bernabo.

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