Adventure Theatre MTC has done it again! We loved the World Premiere of Blueberries for Sal at Adventure Theatre MTC. This modern adaptation of Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book to live theatre showcases the mother-daughter relationship in its many forms. Parents and children of all ages will laugh along as Sal & her mom and Little Bear & Mama Bear illustrate some of the most universal childhood emotions and experiences while up on Blueberry Hill. The dialogue and songs are hilarious, relatable and clever!
If you’ve been to an Adventure Theatre MTC production (or read one of our many glowing reviews!) you will not be surprised to hear that set was beautiful, simple and fun. The set design transports you to the slopes of Blueberry Hill in the classically understated and modern Adventure Theatre style. The whimsical bushes are enhanced by the playful blueberry lighting effects. Berries flash and glow on the bushes as well as in the hands and pails of the hungry pickers. The subtle, but effective use of props along with the costumes bring the story on Blueberry Hill to life. The 4 woman cast is accompanied by crow & partridge puppets and a two person moose. The moose was phenomenal! It was larger than life, and exuded personality without uttering a word. Our little ones screamed and squealed with excitement every time it sauntered through.
For us, and added bonus was the STEAM value of the performance. Familial relationships are not the only ones explored through this adaptation for the stage. Basic scientific concepts were introduced through dialogue and song including ecology, weather and hibernation.
We left wishing we could take a copy of the catchy songs with us to relive this comical and clever performance as we run errands and sit in carpool lines. Blueberries for Sal was one of the all time best kids performances!
Blueberries for Sal is running through October 21, 2018. Tickets are $20 or enter to WIN tickets through our Giveaway!
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Adventure Theatre MTC
7300 Macarthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812