Jan 25, 2014, 11 a.m.
Classic Japanese children’s stories will come to life on stage as the Grateful Crane Ensemble presents “Saru to Kani” (“The Monkey and the Crab”), “Tsuru no Ongaeshi” (“The Grateful Crane”) and “Urashimataro.” In “The Monkey and the Crab,” a greedy monkey finds out what happens when he eats too many persimmons, while in “The Grateful Crane,” an old man and his wife are blessed with a daughter, but find out she’s much more than that. And in “Urashimataro,” a sea turtle takes a young fisherman on a wondrous ride to the bottom of the sea where he meets a beautiful princess who gives him a magic box. But whatever you do, do not open that box!
Presented for the young and young at heart, these stories—as well as Japanese children’s songs and children’s “book songs” by Grateful Crane’s musical director Scott Nagatani—will take you on a delightful journey of storytelling, music and song that promises to be fun for the entire family!
Ticket Price $5 Children; $10 Adults
Appropriate for ages 6-12
45 minute show
Reservations required; Pay at the door
Box Office opens 1 hour before
To make a reservation, call the JACCC at (213) 628-2725
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012