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Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster



Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster

by Manual Cinema (US)

TheatrePuppetry Little SIFA
24 & 25 May 2024, Fri & Sat
4PM & 7PM

26 May 2024, Sun
SOTA Drama Theatre
$58, $38*

Family Bundle of 4 available: Cat 1: $188 (U.P: $232); Cat 2: $128 (U.P $152)

Leonardo is a terrible monster! He tries so hard to be scary, but he just… isn’t.

Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship?

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster uses hundreds of illustrated paper puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, and songs to bring Mo Willems' books to life. This performance re-creates the experience of holding one of Mo’s book pages, which are big, bold, colorful, and full of visual rhythm, with a playful use of scale.

Like all Manual Cinema productions, you’re invited to watch the big screen like a traditional movie, or to watch the artists below as they create the story in real time. (There is no wrong way to watch the show!)


"...tackles important and serious themes with humor, whimsy and some darn cute puppets." - Chicago Tribune

"Filled with wonder, humour and oodles of warmth, you are sure to be charmed by this real gem of a show." - Edinburgh Festival for Kids

"Manual Cinema don’t hide their mastery of the projected arts, they showcase it… A joyful sight it is." - WJ Quinn, The Quintessential Review

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
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For ages 3 and up
There are some loud sounds, flashing lights, and furry monster puppets in this show!
17 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

18 May 2024, Sat | 3PM & 8PM
24 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

25 May 2024, Sat | 8PM

26 May 2024, Sun | 3PM
24 - 26 May 2024, Fri - Sun | 4PM - 9PM
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