THESSALONIKI – Elmer Patchwork Elephant, a children's/family show produced in Greece is available for streaming online worldwide. Inspired by David McKee's children's books, published by Andersen Press since 1989, the show is in Greek with original story, music, lyrics, scenography, puppets, and costumes.
Elmer Patchwork Elephant is for children ages 2-10 and features stories that explore themes such as being different, friendship, uniqueness, team work, kindness, and sacrifice for the greater good.
The show is a joyful adventure that teaches us to love our uniqueness, get to know the people around us and not judge a book by its cover; we all get scared some times, even the lion is frightened; having friends and companions makes our lives better; we should be open, and keep away from stereotypes; be compassionate and listen to our fellow humans' needs; and all obstacles can be overcome with the help of our team.
In an elephant's herd everyone is different. One elephant is tall, another shorter. One is big and another smaller. All of them are grey colored. Except for one, Elmer. Elmer is not grey colored, he is patchwork! He is Elmer the patchwork elephant, a funny elephant who enjoys playing with all his friends in the jungle, telling jokes and making everybody happy around him!
The elephants enjoy a beautiful morning in the jungle. Suddenly, a heavy rain starts! Elephants do not worry, on the contrary they like the rain. Hey, something weird is happening! One of the elephants loses his grey color… Why? Elmer the patchwork elephant used blueberries to paint himself and look alike the other elephants. He hid his colorful skin and tried to be one like the others…
The rain soon stops. The rainbow will appear on the sky. Ohhh! Something terrible is happening. The rainbow is not colorful… It is grey! The elephants are so worried about the rainbow colors. Elmer is so courageous and he proposes to start a journey through the jungle and reach the beginning of the rainbow. Elmer has so many colors, he will give back the rainbow his own colors!
The adventure begins!
On their way to the beginning of the rainbow, they will face a lot of obstacles, meet new friends, and work as a team, each one using their own unique abilities to reach the beginning of the rainbow and give back to it the lost colors!
More information is available online: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/streaming/352593/
Show duration: 60 minutes and 10 video clips of Elmer's songs- 15 minutes, total 75 minutes.
To book a school show, please contact: email@example.com.
Story and lyrics: Pavlos Mitsopoulos
Directed by: Joanna Georganta
Scenography: Magdalini Siga
Scenography assistant: Ellie Nalbanti
Music: Marios Apostolakoulis
Voice coach: Stellina Vogiatzi
Costumes: Dimitra Giovani
Puppet design: Dimitra Giovani
Puppet team: Dimitra Giovani, Liza Psomiadou, Hara Argyroudi
Elmer songs were sung by: George Vrahnos, Michael Mantas, Vivi Mitsitka, Anna Parasidou, Calliope Savranidou, and Ifigeneia Stambouli.
Online streaming version:
Directed by: Michael Sionas
Photography: Pavlos Lygouris
Audio: Christos Gousios, Enes Achment Kehagia @ panoramafilmsound.com
Steadicam: Harry Pallas @ artboy.gr
Camera: Pavlos Ligouris
Camera: Miltos Takopoulos
Animation and special effects: Kleon Zisimopoulos
Actors: Michael Mantas, Andrianna Nikli, Anna Parasidou, Ifigeneia Stambouli, and Stefanos Tsaves.
Executive Producer: Pavlos Mitsopoulos.
More information is available on Facebook: www.facebook.com/elmerliveshowgr
and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWymZHPniQ.