Red Yarn | The Deep Woods TV Pilot Premiere

Red & Bob on set

If you asked Edith who her favorite musician is she would probably look at you blankly and then say something random. However if you asked her if she likes Red Yarn then she would likely say “Red Yarn my favorite” she would also probably go on to tell you that we listen to Red Yarn in the car (on repeat- yes I now know 90% of the words) and she would also tell you how she saw him at the Playdate show (she stared and pointed in awe). Needless to say Red Yarn is popular in our home and we listen to Red Yarn daily (sometimes all day).

So all that being said I have exciting news regarding Red Yarn (AKA Andy Furgeson) and the release of his grant funded musical puppet film called The Deep Woods. Just like at Red Yarn’s live shows The Deep Woods transports audiences to a magical forest where all the animals of American folksongs live together. The pilot shows how Red Yarn chased a rabbit named Bob (Edith’s favorite character) into the Deep Woods, befriended more critters and started a traveling band with them. The Deep Woods won’t survive unless children remember these old characters and songs, so Red takes the critters back to the “real world” where they live in his basement and travel to shows in a suitcase. The pilot features four music videos of songs from the album, plus a live performance scene and narrative thread.

I can tell you as an adult I have really come to love listening to Red Yarn as well. Red Yarn really has a great way of being appealing to both kids and adults. While I might be as excited as Edith I have to say I am excited for the pilot premiere and I can’t wait to see Edith’s face when we take her.

Here is a sneak peak from the pilot (aka the most played YouTube video at our house):

So who is going to join us? We bought our tickets and can’t wait to watch the pilot and of course enjoy the live music, puppetry and Q&A with the film’s creators and puppet cast. So mark your calendars and buy your tickets! Details below.

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Saturday, December 6, 3:30-4:30pm & 5:00-6:00pm

$5/person. All ages. ADA accessible.

Advance tickets available at

Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Cirque du Soleil | TORUK – The First Flight | PDX

Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett  © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of seeing Cirque du Soleil. Every time we made a trip to Disney World I would beg my parents to take me and as I got older I would then hope that we would get tickets for a show when they passed through Montreal, but alas neither ever happened. When I heard that Cirque du Soleil TOURK was coming to Portland I again was hopeful for tickets and so when I was asked to share this event with you and host a giveaway (see below) and that I would also receive tickets for myself I couldn’t pass it up!

TOURK inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR. I’ll be honest I have never seen Avatar and it’s not for my lack of interest it just has yet to be crossed off my ‘to watch’ list. So to say I’m excited is an under statement.

Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett  © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

So what is TOURK all about?

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. Through cutting edge visuals, puppetry and outstanding performances, this family-friendly show transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting.

When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.

Take a look for yourself- doesn’t it look magical?

Date of Shows:

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 8 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 9 at 3:30pm and 7:3pm

Saturday, December 10 at 4pm and 8pm

Sunday, December 11 at 1pm and 5pm


Moda Center, Portland, OR

Tickets Can Be Purchased:

Also take advantage of the family four pack ticket offer and save on 2 adult and 2 children tickets.


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