The Life of Mozart

How do you tell a room full of rambunctious kids about “The Life of Mozart”?  By having one backdrop, two talented actors, a handful of props, stereo, and a whole lot of energy!  That is exactly what the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company did on July 9th.

Jason Buttafoco portrayed the historical genius Mozart from baby through adulthood, and even the master’s death. The kids loved seeing a grown man in a baby bonnet, a composer losing his wig, and a ghost running through the gym.  Jason was joined by Samantha Nakagak, who played every other role, from Mozart’s mother, sister, girlfriend, to a ghost, and a mysterious nighttime visitor. They played a number of Mozart’s musical pieces while running around and engaging the kids, showing them that even though Mozart lived many years ago, his breathtaking music still inspires both musicians and music lovers today.

Throughout his lifetime, Mozart created 12 different musical pieces using the tune of that we know as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Mr. Buttafoco  and Ms. Nakagak involved the kids by having them pretend to create a 13th version for Mozart, by making noises and stomping their feet.

The Deer Park Library hosted another successful event when they had the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company perform this play.  The kids that watched got a taste of arts they normally would not had been able to see.  The sounds of the kids laughing and shouting suggestions was proof to me how much they enjoyed this event.

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Share this article.

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Read more news.

Volunteers Desperately Needed

Winterfest and Settlers Day need volunteers to continue their annual events.  Both groups are revving up for the upcoming 2022 year; however, the lack of new volunteers and the retiring of past leaders leaves these events struggling and at-risk right now. 

Read More »

Cedar Road Dedication

Building a straight road can be complicated. Cedar road has been a big project with funds provided by a range of government agencies, including local, state, and federal. 

Read More »

Subscribe to our emails

Use the form below to sign up to receive news via email at no cost to you.