Category Archives: Fun Company

Bugsy Malone, Jr at Carroll County Arts Center

Julie recently wrapped up a production of Bugsy Malone, Jr at The Carroll County Arts Center as part of our In-School Productions program.  Middle Schoolers from all over Carroll County performed in this jazz-era musical. Here is a sampling of photos from the production:

Thursday Think Tank: Heidi & First Saturday!

At the beginning of every month, the city of Frederick celebrates “First Saturday,” where local organizations, merchants, artists, and actors strut their stuff in the downtown streets of Frederick.  To see our shows coming up in May, and all the other downtown Frederick happenings, visit the Downtown Frederick Partnership website! As always, the MET rallies… Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Maurice Sendak (Really Rosie, The Fun Company 2005)

Really Rosie with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, is one of our most cherished productions. The musical is based on Sendak’s books Chicken Soup with Rice, Pierre, One was Johnny, Alligators All Around (which comprise 1962’s The Nutshell Library), and The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960). Sendak based the story on a demonstrative little girl who used to sing and… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Behind the Scenes at the YO Recording Session

  The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever! opened this past weekend to a full house and garnered an enthusiastic, 5-star review from critic Mike Spain of DC Metro Theater Arts and an equally excited boost from Charlie Smith of Want2Dish. This week, we bring you behind-the-scenes footage from the original cast recording… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: YO Puppetry!

For this weeks Think Tank, we bring you a little bit of insight about the puppetry in Young Olympians! Puppeteers Karli Cole and Renee Gerrard work together as two roles in YO: Chiron the Centaur and Cerberus, the three-headed dog of Hades.  With some coaching by fellow puppeteer, Vanessa Strickland*, Karli and Renee have (literally) been… Continue Reading

10 Things Tuesday- Our children….why the arts are important!

Our children are the future.  This is a phrase that has been championed by educators, politicians, advocates…and Whitney Houston. The future of this world rests upon the shoulders of its youth. It is our responsibility as adults to make certain that we foster the development of children’s potential.  Study after study has proven that the… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Fun Company Creatives!

If you’ve ever attended a Fun Company show, it’s obvious why we gave the Children’s show branch of the MET such a worthy name.  From the peals of laughter and “kids-say-the-darndest-things” comments coming from the audience, to the sheer enjoyment from within the show itself by the actors and technicians, everything is imbued with FUN.… Continue Reading

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