Charmaine Spencer

As a teacher and professional puppeteer, Charmaine Spencer has written numerous story adaptations for young audiences including two-actor versions of The Time Machine and Treasure Island and an audience participation comedy entitled Higgledy Piggledy Mother Goose. She wrote a one-man show about the life and music of Mario Lanza which toured Great Britain, including the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now living in suburban Chicago, Charmaine is currently working on book and lyrics for Circus Boys, a musical story of the young Ringling Brothers and Mrs Magi, an contemporary retelling of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.”

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