Specialty: Music Theatre of Historical/Traditional Tales
Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis and Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd created Prairie Folklore Theatre to entertain and to educate the curious about the rich layers of history found in the Midwestern prairie, spinning stories and songs together with traditional dance to create musical theatre. They have been touring for more than 15 years. From rural opera houses and summer festivals to our regular gig on The Spirit of Peoria riverboat, they present more than 50 shows a year. In every show they weave traditional folktales with true history, traditional dance with both original and traditional music recreating the cultural context in which these stories would have originally been performed.