Giant submarine under construction for 44th Children's Show

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Somewhere in the far reaches of Takena Hall’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, there’s a giant fish-shaped submarine slowly taking shape. Dubbed the “Big Tuna,” the sub will be part of the 44th annual Children’s Show coming this February to the theater.

A creation of LBCC Theater Manager Richard Elvin and Theater Faculty member Dan Stone, the ”Big Tuna” will include video screens and fancy lights inside. Actors, students in the winter-term Children’s Show class, will be able to make the sub “float about” on stage.   

This year's show is “Josaphina Jordan, Junior Underwater Explorer, and the Mystery of the Plastic Fish,” LBCC’s 44th Children’s Show - which plays to approximately 4,000 area school children each year, with two public performances seen by another 1,000 children and their families.  
LBCC's 44th annual Children’s Show - “Josaphina Jordan, Junior Underwater Explorer, and the Mystery of the Plastic Fish!”

February 9 and 16, 2 p.m.

About the play:
Take a fantastic journey deep under the sea in this spectacular production that will amaze and astound, with incredible special effects, silly puppets, the “Big Tuna” submarine, and important lessons about marine life and ecology.

Written by LB Theater faculty member Dan Stone, in collaboration with the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

LBCC Theater Program


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