Santa Paula Times

“Thumbelina” Performance May 25 at Museum

March 28, 2012
Santa Paula News

The story of tiny Thumbelina, told with shadow puppets, music of the 1960s and ‘70s, and Art Nouveau scenic design, is presented Friday evening, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum of Ventura County’s Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion.

Performed by the Oregon Shadow Theatre, the adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairly tale follows Thumbelina on a journey to the land of the flower fairies, using shadow puppets, live music and narration. Award winning puppeteer Deb Chase creates the shadow images, while Mick Doherty performs live music on the hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion instruments. The performance is intended for adults and children ages four and older. 

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children and includes entrance to museum galleries before the performance. Museum of Ventura County members’ price is $10, and $5 for children. For reservations, call (805) 653-0323 x 7. 

“Thumbelina” is the third in the Museum of Ventura County’s new Family Fun At The Museum series of live performance presentations. The museum is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Ventura, and is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more museum information go to or call 805-653-0323.