Really Inventive Stuff

The Story of Babar, Toy Symphony and more!

Starring Michael Boudewyns and Special Guests

Sunday, February 16 @ 2 pm


"...a great storyteller."
The Phildelphia Inquirer

Really Inventive Stuff actors Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine have packed their trunk full of fun surprises for the whole family as they return to the Forbes Center for performances of Jean de Brunhoff's The Story of Babar, Mozart's Toy Symphony, and Rossini's Duet for Two Cats, accompanied by musical guests. Eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, de Brunhoff's popular children's story about one little elephant's rise from rags to riches is expressively reimagined with all the enthusiasm and pomp worthy of a royal gathering. Long live King Babar! An audience favorite from last season, Mozart's Toy Symphony comes to life as Professor Tympanium von Hammer zee Trumpeterclanger, the Austrian sound scientist, travels the world with his amazing musical laboratory and invites you to sing along.  Rounding out the program is Rossini's humorous Duet for Two Cats featuring the JMU Opera Theater. Really Inventive Stuff has performed with major national and international orchestras, delighting audiences of all ages with its whimsical theatrical performances and playful 

A Forbes Family Fun event.


  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!

  • A "hilarious and witty" production of Neil Simon's classic by the acclaimed Walnut Street Theatre

  • New York-based Doug Varone and Dancers perform "thrilling, mesmerizing work" by renowned choreographer Doug Varone