March 2005
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Puppet show
Art exhibit
Comedy
Cabaret
Music
Open mic

Gallery & store hours:
Tuesday through Saturday from 3 to 6 PM


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THE HISTORY OF JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK
Jack and the Bean-stalk
A puppet show based on the 1807 first
published version of the classic fairytale.
Adapted as a puppet show by Naia Venturi,
With original music by Misha Grey

This early version of the tale follows the boy Jack from his frivolous innocence as the only child of a widowed mother, on his journey up the bean-stalk where he learns the truth of what happened to his father and reclaims from the Giant what was rightfully his.
A multi-media puppet show with marionettes, video projection and a body puppet as the Giant.
For all ages.


PLUS:

A special Preshow Guest Appearance by MISTER LAURENCE & his Play Money Band!

Saturdays in March:
March 5th at 4:00 PM
March 12th at 7:00 PM
Two shows on March 19th, one at 4:00 PM and one at 7:00 PM
March 26th at 4:00 PM

General Admission is $7
Children 12 and under $5

Seating is limited so reservations are encouraged.
For information and reservations call (734) 657-2337 or e-mail to dreamlandtheater@gmail.com
EARLY PAINTINGS OF PEGGY SMITH VENTURI

Peggy Smith Venturi was born in Detroit Michigan and as a teenager in the 1950's was trained at the old Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts. In the late 50's two of her paintings "Lost Child" and "The Crowd" both won a purchase prizes in contests held by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and both paintings are in the permanent collection of the DIA.

From 1961 until the early 1980's Peggy continued to create art as she raised her three children in Ann Arbor. In the mid seventies she gradually transitioned from painting to sculpture and in the mid 80's began a series of sculptures that combine her astonishing gift for technically precise detail with her ability to express pure feelings in the creation of three-dimensional environments.

The paintings in this Dreamland exhibition, which were created in the late 1950's and early 1960's when Peggy was in her twenties, were discovered in storage in the basement of the Venturi home when the house was recently sold. This colorful and energetic work expresses the world that Peggy experienced as a young mother with an alternative viewpoint in Ann Arbor during the 1960's.

Peggy Smith Venturi currently lives in Port Townsend Washington where she continues to create emotionally intense and meticulously detailed sculptures that she refers to as "interiors". Her most recent exhibition was at the Northwind Art Center in Port Townsend.


Opening reception Saturday March 5th at 7:00 PM
with live music by Barton/Grey and Black Sky


Exhibit runs through March.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 3 to 6 PM

Friday, March 18th

BARTON/GREY


Thomas Barton and Misha Grey play original elecro-psychedelic rock in this guitar and synthesizer duo.
Black Sky opens with psychedelic horror rock.

Show Starts at 8:30pm
Admission $5
DREAMLAND'S MARCH MANIFESTIVAL

An interactive variety show featuring a puppet show based on audience input, live music and quiz show games. The audience gets to help create a puppet show by volunteering words that will fill in a puppet script, "mad-lib" style. Music and games fill out the evening, which culminates in a performance of the audience's script by the Dreamland puppet troupe.

Friday March 25th at 8:00 PM
Admission $5.00
THE "I CAN'T BREATHE" COMIC COLLECTIVE
CAROL "Toots" MORRIS


Poet "Too clever by half" performs selections from her new debut CD, ATOMIC PICNIC featuring such hits as Releasing The Wild Woman, Female Driver and Monet At The Beach - to name a few. Accompanying Carol on keyboard will be musicians Gary Hnizda and Laura Massaro! Opening the show will be VELVETEEN BLUE Laurence Miller as "Yours Truly" and Brian Delaney as "B. Deluxe" perform their own original concoction of cracked-corn-country, and slap-sappy lounge (with a touch of horribly smoked ham). Additional Treats: Original Film & Video Shorts by Carol Morris and Laurence Miller! Plus Door Prizes!

Saturday March 26th at 8:00 PM
Admission $5.00
Wednesday, February 16th

WEIRD WEDNESDAY
THE DREAMLAND VARIETY STAGE




Open mic night for off-the-wall performance artists, monologists, short videos and films, self-styled comics, musicians and other avant-bards.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING JUST SHOW UP!

For information call:(734) 834-1782


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