This production explores the boundaries of imagination. Utilizing trampolines, slides, kick balls, a sailboat, and other props to create a frenzied toy wonderland, “The Wonder Emporium” takes you back to a familiar world of curiosity before you suddenly begin soaring above the clouds and through the blue skies. The grand finale, packed with classical motifs, brings the frenetic adventure through the Emporium to a close.
The acoustic and electronic soundscape includes many fun elements that make this show a delightful reminiscence of childhood for both performers and audience members. Toy piano, duck calls, woodblocks, slide whistle, kalimba, slapstick, and much more are incorporated in the music to set a playful and humorous mood. Performers will find themselves playing with toys on the floor as well as various percussion toys throughout the show.
“The Wonder Emporium” was originally commissioned for Temple City HS 2017 Percussion Ensemble (Temple City, CA) and was a WGI A Class Semi-Finalist.