Call of the Wild Strings
Nov. 4, 2017
This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent crossbred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of the northland.
Performed by Austin-based Theatre Heroes, the show uses a 180-degree projection screen that surrounds the performer. It features a unique mix of classical illustrations from the book with brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae and live score from award-winning singer/songwriter Graham Weber.
Audience members young and old will enjoy this performance but it is best for ages 9+.
Meet and Greet with Powder, Steamboat Ski Patrol’s Ski Safety Dog
Attendees of the November fourth performance will have the op-paw-tunity to say hello to Steamboat Ski Patrol’s Safety Dog before the show. Powder is a 10-month-old St. Bernard who helps Steamboat Resort ski patrollers to promote mountain safety. She’ll be at Strings Music Pavilion beginning at 6:15 p.m. for photos and belly scratches. Powder loves adventure stories and looks forward to meeting fellow adventure-seekers at the Pavilion.
Free tickets to the show can be won through participation in a social media contest. Participants can take a video of themselves, their friends, their pets, or their kids showing off their best howl and tag it with #STEAMBOATHOWLS on Facebook or Instagram. Strings staff members will select the best howl and award two tickets to the winning howler.
Book Club at Bud Werner Memorial Library
On Friday, November 3 at 4 p.m. library staff will host a book discussion of The Call of the Wild by Jack London. The discussion will be followed by an improv acting class with actor Noel Gaulin, the star of the one-man theatrical performance of Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition. Gaulin will teach attendees to howl with the best! The first ten kids to sign up will receive a free copy of the book, The Call of the Wild, to keep. Interested readers can sign up at the Kids ‘ Desk. For more information visit steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/book-clubs or call 970.879.0240 x313.
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Strings Music Pavilion
900 Strings Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487