The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen by Applause Unlimited
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers with their award winning show, “The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen.” Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Filled with humor and messages suitable for all ages, this show presents the stories that grandparents will recognize, parents will love to share, and every child will long remember.
About the Artist:
Applause Unlimited co-founder, Christopher Hudert is a versatile artist whose skills include script writing, sculpting, set and puppet construction, puppetry, clowning, stilt walking, juggling and much more. He began his career in theater at an early age, performing with the Children's Theater of Richmond, Puppetfest Productions and other area companies. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University as a Theater Education major, Christopher put his Theater Education studies on hold to attend Ringling Bros Clown College. Offered a chance to join the Circus, he accepted a clown contract which took him on tours across the United States and Japan. A nine-year veteran of Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, Christopher has performed live for millions of people and appeared in TV shows, commercials, magazines and newspapers in both countries. He was Boss Clown for Ringling Bros. before leaving the show to join master puppeteer Terry Snyder in the creation of Applause Unlimited. He has returned to Clown College as an instructor and gives lectures and workshops on both clowning and puppetry throughout the country.