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Maya Keeps on Buzzing

“The Adventures of Maya the Bee,” a puppet show created by singer-composer Nancy Harrow, will celebrate its 1st anniversary on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. with a live performance at the 45 Bleeker Theater in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Not your run-of-the-mill puppet show, ‘Maya’ features an original jazz score written by Harrow, complete with singing insects. Harrow based the show on the German children’s story of the same name, written in 1912. ‘Maya’ tells the story of a curious, child bee and her interactions with the insect world’s intriguing inhabitants (scat-singing grasshoppers, dancing dragonflies, that sort of thing). Children ages 3-9 will enjoy the puppets, while those past the age of maturity will latch on to the loftier themes of heroism and the beauty of nature’s grand design. But let’s not kid ourselves, grown-ups like puppets too.

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