Many, many years ago we were asked to create live shows and interactive décor for special summertime events in some major Michigan shopping centers.
At the same time, we were directing the entertainment at the Michigan Renaissance Festival; bringing the 16th century village of Hollygrove to life, complete with peasants and puppeteers, lords and ladies, wenches and rogues, jesters and jousters, minstrels and jugglers, and of course, the royal court of King Edward and Queen Kathrynne. We succeeded in creating a fantasy environment which took participants (performers and guests alike) out of their everyday 20th century world, and provided them with, above all, many marvelous and magical memories.
In the midst of that revelry we were asked to assist in making some Christmas magic at the aforementioned malls. We started by introducing the walkaround characters Joyce Noel and Professor O’Tannenbaum; then proceeded to design and construct The Santaland Mechanical Band as part of the Center Court décor; then added the North Polestal Service to ensure that every child’s letter would make it to the Big Guy’s desk; then co-created Santa’s Crystal Forest; and Finally took over the happy duties of renovating and decorating Santa’s castle, and making The Jolly Old Elf Himself comfortable in the throneroom of that castle, training and managing his helpers and photographers, and creating magical and memorable arrivals and Santa Sendoffs.
Springtime came around again and we escorted Nester Fairweather, then his sister Hester (The First Bunny of Spring) as well as a whole hutch of their Bunnyland friends to meet and greet and have photos taken with a growing number of little friends, as well as presenting sing-along-do-along springtime shows at these same shopping centers.
We’re Proud as Punch that we’ve had the opportunity to celebrate the Holidays with families like yours, and we look forward to many years of Marvelous Memories to come!
Bunny Schedule and Information, 2019
Oh, my ears and whiskers! Hester Fairweather, The First Bunny of Spring,
returns to visit with all her young friends at her cozy cottage in
Somerset Collection North Grand Court, April 6th through 20th.
The Children’s Theatre of Michigan will kick off the festivities with a
Sing-Along-Do-Along Show featuring furred and feathered friends
Henrietta Hen, Jergin Fiddlesticks, and Auntie Leecia Badgerly at
10:00 am, Saturday April 6th.
The celebration continues following the show with a meet and greet
with the cast.
Photo visits with Hester begin right after the show.
Photos with The Bunny include a high-resolution digital 5×7 photo in a
keepsake folder, and an instant email of that photo, all for just $20.00.
Of course, Just Visiting and Bunny Hugs with Hester are available at no cost.
No personal photography or videography of any kind is allowed.
Bunny Visits are Mondays through Saturdays from 11am til 7pm
Sundays from Noon til 6pm.
Santa Schedule and Information, 2019