Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale Family Concert

Big-hearted story of a plucky bird with a bold idea

Talmon Hertz Legacy Series
February 3, 2019 – 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.


Bruce Adolphe, composer
Louise Gikow, author
Dean Bareham, Puppeteer
Claude Lapalme, conductor
Samantha Whelan Kotkas, narrator
and an ensemble of some of Calgary finest musicians

About Tough Turkey

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 live 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.


Come early to visit the craft room and other activities one hour before each show.

Stay after for a free cookie reception.

Concert Co-Sponsor

Nulli – Identity Management


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