Family Concert – “Tough Turkey in the Big City”

“Tough Turkey in the Big City”

Composed by Bruce Adolphe

Written by Louise Gikow

Narrated by Samantha Whelan Kotkas

Puppets by Dean Bareham & Green Fools Theatre

Conducted by Claude Lapalme

What happens when a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue pigeon? With the feel of an old-time radio show, Tough Turkey in the Big City follows the comic blunders of Tom Turkey, who leaves the farm to try his luck in the big city. There’s a close call with a menacing chef, a tussle at the Turkey Club, a brief romance with a pigeon, and a happy mix-up at the Thanksgiving Day parade. The story is brought to life by some of Calgary’s finest musicians and the puppet wizardry of Green Fools Theatre Company.  

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 but created with the entire family in mind.

Sunday, May 4, 2025 – 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM

The University of Calgary Rozsa Centre: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall


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Green Fools Theatre

Photo Credit: Val Lawton