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David Prather’s Poetry Jam

Start
March 1
End
April 30
Cost
Free
David Prather

Select Big Read community sites and schools will enjoy David Prather’s Poetry Jam. Dubbed the “Maker of Merry” by the LA Times, actor David Prather has shared his lively blend of improvisation, verbal wit and physical comedy with audiences from schools to concert halls across California.  Whether appearing with Julie Andrews at Disney Hall as host of the LA Phil’s Holiday Sing Along or engaging an assembly of rapt students in a multi-purpose room, Prather makes it his mission to entertain and enlighten. He has delighted audiences at the Hollywood Bowl (where he appeared for ten seasons as ‘Cap’n Dave’ of Summer Sounds) and in family programs at the Getty, Skirball, and Autry Museums.  Mr. Prather is a graduate of Princeton University and the American Conservatory Theatre.

David Prather’s Poetry Jam is an exciting and fun examination of the joy of poetry. Using verses from Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, AA Milne, Mother Goose and others, Prather scoots (sometimes literally, on his razor scooter) from one hilarious poem to another. Jump rope jingles, poems that sing, hambone poetry and the classic American verse of Carl Sandburg are not forgotten, as Prather performs “jams” with a score of entertaining poems using accents, audience participation, pratfalls and physical comedy to investigate rhyme, rhythm, metaphor and the origins of poetry.

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