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Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

  • 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Dates: October 7, 2023
  • Location: Ypsilanti Freighthouse
  • Time: 11 AM and 1 PM


UMS will launch a new season of events the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, with four weeks of programming for all ages from Sep 12 – Oct 7! All events will be free or Pay-What-You-Wish, and Ypsilanti residents will have priority access to tickets starting Tue Jul 25.

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship?

Come experience the big, bold, colorful use of illustrations, playful use of scale, and the magic of cinema. Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster uses hundreds of illustrated puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, live music, and the wonder of real-time filming to bring Mo Willems’ books to life. You can watch the big screen like a traditional movie, or watch the artists below as they create the story in real time — there is no wrong way to watch the show!

Recommended for ages 3+ and their parents and guardians. Production contains some loud sounds, flashing lights, and furry monster puppets.