MMCM & SCS partner for Mother's Day performance and play in galleries

April 26, 2018

SAGINAW, MI – April 26, 2018: Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and Saginaw Choral Society are partnering to present The Reluctant Dragon for a special Mother’s Day event held in the Children’s Museum galleries at 315 W. Genesee Avenue, Saginaw, on Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m.

The Reluctant Dragon is the musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s fable of the same name. It tells the story of a boy and a poetic dragon who meet and develop an unconventional friendship.

Jeremiah Kraniak, SCS Artistic Director, says, “Kids will love this work. It is charming and entertaining, and a good lesson for us all. We will open by introducing the audience to the main characters and explaining how this musical fable is put together. We will explain a few of the important musical terms, like melody and harmony, or ‘aria,’ which means solo song, and then we will present the 35-minute show. At the conclusion of the concert, families are invited to stay for an hour of private play.”

The show features Josh Stubor, son of David and Elizabeth Stubor (Saginaw Township). Josh is a 7th grade student at White Pine Middle School, where he is a music student of Betty Mayer, who is also the show’s accompanist.

Tickets are $5 each, or $20 for families of 5 or more. Moms get in FREE! Advance tickets are available by visiting Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum. Tickets are available at the door as well.

The Reluctant Dragon is supported by grants from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission and Saginaw Community Foundation.

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About the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum
The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a hands-on, Play and Learn environment that inspires children to use their curiosity and creativity to learn about the wonders of our world. For more information, call (989) 399-6626 or visit

About the Saginaw Choral Society
The Saginaw Choral Society has been the premiere community choir of the Great Lakes Bay Area for more than 80 years! Under the direction of Jeremiah Kraniak, the choir boasts nearly 90 members and partners with local educators, artists, and non-profits entertain, educate, and inspire! For more information, call (989) 753-1812 or visit

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