Interactive Drama party at your site. 30 costumes. Your kids ages 2-12 perform fairy tales and classics-Peter Pan, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz for birthdays, schools, events by Costumed Fairy Godmother, Pirate Queen, Mother Goose. Birthday child cast as main character. 30 Costumes, 17 stories: The Snow Queen, Cinderella, Robin Hood, The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, The Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Nursery Rhymes, Jack & the Beanstalk, The Magic Flute, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Dinosaur Castle, Treasure Island, Rumpelstiltskin. 45-60 minutes cakes, favors. Kids Drama Classes BlackRock Germantown Since 1988.
We thoroughly enjoyed the dramatics and storylines.
Our summer camp program spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the amazing Catriona! From the minute she walked in to the minute she walked out - she had us at "Hello!". This was our first visit with Catriona and will not be our last! Catriona's story telling techniques had young and "old" enthralled. Thank you so much! Already booked our second event and cannot wait!
As a professional in the field of educational drama and children's theatre, I highly recommend Catriona's Castle for a unique experience for young people (and their caregivers!). Catriona's Castle would definitely appeal to kids who like the stage, but there's a place for everyone - boys and girls, outgoing and shy - preschoolers to tweens. My daughter, her friends, and all of their parents loved the "Snow White" party she had for her third birthday. The scenery, props, and costumes were well-crafted and kid-sized. The structure of the storytelling was very well designed - the Fairy Godmother (Catriona) explained what was going to happen, cast and costumed the children (and adults!), and then served as a combination narrator, emcee, and kid wrangler. I was initially wary of the idea of the children being whispered their lines, fearing it would slow down the action and be distracting, but it worked perfectly, even with my group of toddlers. Catriona was very responsive to the personality of the group and the children as individuals; one little guest, for instance, came to the party dressed as a mermaid and wanted to be a mermaid in the show, so Catriona incorporated a mermaid character into the "Snow White" story! In addition to the storytelling, Catriona also provided lovely invitations, a beautiful and tasty storybook cake, and the nicest thematic goody bags you can imagine. This was a great party - everyone raved about it!
We had Catriona's Castle host our daughter's 5th birthday party at our home. The Sleeping Beauty play was a HUGE hit with the kids and adults. Our daughter and her friends had a fantastic time. Catriona was the ultimate professional and stayed in character the entire time. If you are looking for something engaging and fun for a kids party, I would highly recommend Catriona's Castle.
We had 21 1st graders at my daughter's birthday party. We had chosen Sleeping Beauty as the play. It was awesome! The kids were engaged. They loved the costumes and the props. The parents who stayed were impressed as well. Karen maintained their attention - it was like they were under a spell! Thank you for making Katelyn's party so special.
Response from Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre:
Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed being part of Katelyn's Sleeping Beauty birthday party. Katelyn and her friends were a delight!
My daughter could not have been more thrilled with her storybook birthday and cake. Fairy Godmother Catriona was amazing as she dressed each of the kids and walked them through the story of Snow White. All the guests had a blast and the parents enjoyed their little ones in action. Highly recommend to anyone with small children. They will love it!
My daughter and all her friends were entertained by the wonderful story telling with all the elaborate costumes. I was very impressed by how all the kids were captivated and wanted to participate in this magical experience. Even some of the adults joined in the fun! We also ordered the storybook cake. It was very unique and delicious. We have wonderful memories of my daughter's sixth birthday. I highly recommend Catriola's Castle!
Both my daughter and now my grandson have experienced a birthday party with Catriona's Castle. Both experiences were way beyond expectations. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves being able to dress up (yes, even the boys) and with the fairy godmother's help, act out a favorite story. I highly recommend this choice for the birthday experience of your child's life!
We chose the Sleeping Beauty theme for my daughter's 4th birthday. Princess Catriona was simply wonderful. She arrived at my daughter's school and the children had a exquisite time. The children were engaged and entertained (29 children). At the end Princess Catriona had a sweet surprise for my daughter. Most of all my daughter felt super special. I highly recommend a party with Princess Catriona.
What to Expect
The costumed Fairy Godmother, Queen of the Pirates, or Mother Goose arrives at YOUR LOCATION and sets up a small theatre area with backdrop, costume trunk, unusual props, and small-scale scenery. The theatre area fits in living rooms, recreation rooms, party rooms, classrooms, or club venues. For birthday parties, the Fairy Godmother costumes the birthday child as the main character in the chosen story. The guests are then costumed (over their clothes) as other characters in the story. Choose from 15 classic stories, with 30 costumes (mostly hand-crafted) for each story. For schools, day cares, camps, libraries, & event programs, 30 children can be costumed with audience participation sound effects. The Fairy Godmother whispers lines & commands for the children to say & do, in order for them to act out the play. With no rehearsals, the program gently flows from beginning to end, when children hold hands and take a bow. The program is non-threatening, so shy children have fun. Since the program is a play, not just dress up, boys have a great time! Shows are 45-60 minutes. Theme invitations included for parties. Add-ons include china tea party, story theme party favors, & storybook birthday cakes. New Seniors Storyteller Program for adult day care & resident facilities, including memory care.
Karen Macgregor Ebert, known as Catriona the Fairy Godmother, and also as Mother Goose and The Queen of the Pirates, has been performing hands-on children's theatre and teaching drama classes since 1988. Karen is known for her gentle, non-threatening fun approach to drama and for her poise and patience with children of all ages. Karen has experience working with special needs children and memory care adults. Karen has performed for celebrities, dignitaries, PBS at the Library of Congress Book Festival, and the National Theatre Children's Series. Karen has been an approved peformer for MCPS. Karen was featured in articles written by The Washington Post, Washington Parent, and Families Magazine.
Additional Booking Notes
Sound system may be needed for large assembly groups.
Past Booked Events
|July 09, 2017 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 10, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Personal Occasion|
Cinderella, The Snow Queen (Frozen), The Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dinosaur Castle, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Nutcracker, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, The Magic Flute (from Mozart's opera)
|Karen Macgregor Ebert||owner, Fairy Godmother|