EPK - Fabulist - EPK
Play gives children a chance to practie what they are learing
Barb and Gary AKA Miss.Barb and Mr. Gee provide a program that starts with children's literature using the most popular Aesop's Fables. We integrate storytelling with music, puppets, singing, time tested morals with lots of fun. Our program uses four learning modalities; visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile, which together boosts memory, builds motor skills and fosters body awareness in our young audiences. Our educational outreach program is perfect for elementary students PK through second grade or ages 4 through 8.
Performance schedule -2018
May 2nd 9:30 summit elementary 1st grade
May 3nd 10:00 summit elementary 1st grade
May 9th 8:30 summit elementary 2nd grade
May 10th 8:45 summit elementary 2nd grade
May 11th 9:30 summit elementary 2nd grade
May 18th 10:15 summit elementary Kindie
Music Video - Miss Barb and Mr. Gee performing
Aesop's Fables - retold in words in song
Fable: The Tortoise And The Hare..... Songs; I'm fast, Tortoise and the Hare, Steady as you go.
Fable; The Boy Who Cried Wolf..... Songs; Help Me Now, So Sad For You.
Fable; The Ant And The Grasshopper..... Songs; Grasshopper.
Fable: The Lion and The Mouse..... Songs; Please Don't Eat Me, Thank you Little Mouse.
When our children were young we read Aesop’s Fables to them and shared our thoughts on the stories and how the morals applied to our life. Soon we re-imagined the stories, creating songs and characters for each fable. We sang as we acted out the fables and discussed the morals.
As our children grew and moved away we saw the opportunity to share this music and stories with other families. We professionally recorded the narrative and songs, with many talented musicians and vocalists; creating a CD that will inspire all generations to share the literature, music, dance and other creative activities.
My wife Barb partnered with me in the creation of this newest CD. She is a Special Education teacher and a Parenting Consultant as well as the Concept Artist on the cover of this CD and illustrator for the upcoming companion book.
As for myself, I moved to the Denver Metro area with my family as a teenager, I was given my first guitar at sixteen and wrote my first three chord song a week later. Life couldn’t be better, I found my passion. My first professional opportunity was writing and performing a segment song for the children’s TV series Caraway Street. I recorded my first original album Waves in 1981. Also, this year I met the love of my life, Barb, we married and had two children over the next few years.
I continued in music connecting with a musical group Expressions of the Soul. Our first professional project was writing and performing the soundtrack for the movie This Place of Love. We also wrote, arranged, and produced four full length CDs. Also, around that time, I directed the Cherub Children’s Choir at our church, which provided a great opportunity to write songs and share the gift of music with children.
It is our sincere wish that this CD and upcoming companion book will become a regular part of your family as your children and grandchildren grow.
In 2016 Aesop's Fables the musical debuted at the Eaton International School in Suzhou, China. The production was inspired by Aesop's Fables Retold in Words and Song CD. The script was written and directed by Kimberly Jones, the school’s Drama Teacher; our daughter!
Thanks - Gary & Barb