Updated: Mar 30, 2022
July 17th, 2017 Señor Burro® made his entrance, but who is he you might ask? Nothing but a friendly donkey. A friendly donkey that the whole universe now knows. Well, the universe of attendees at the recent “Señor Burro® Birthday Party” hosted by Jemima’s Playhouse® in Kansas City, Missouri to be exact.
Señor Burro's Birthday Party was booming with the chant: "Si, Si, Si" by all of the performing students. A befuddled parent who was hearing the “hit song” for the first time glanced over at Mr. Tyrone, creator of Señor Burro®, and uttered one word..."wow"! The level of excitement was tangible and the level of children’s entertainment was hitting all time highs!
The four hundred attendees at the Señor Burro® Birthday Party show hosted by Jemima’s Playhouse® were lavished with a nonstop sing-a-long dancing display by the children, complemented by surprise visits by some of the other Jemima’s Playhouse® characters, like BahamaMan®, Wastertron®, and Madame Belle®, who turned showed up to wish Señor Burro® a hearty Happy Birthday!
Fun and excitement reigned supreme on this magical day! High spirits are typical when children between two and twelve years old get together in an organized way to enjoy themselves and to entertain their parents, and when Jemima's Playhouse® stages one of its shows, magic happens. The surprises are endless! Each children’s event always showcases a 'Jemima’s Playhouse®' original character to reinforce its groundbreaking appeal to entertainment and education through its "Cultural Appreciation” method.
The Jemima’s Playhouse® cultural appreciation method incorporates a fun way for students to learn at an exceptional rate through children’s music, proprietary characters, and dance all in a seamless way. Of the Jemima Playhouse® characters, Señor Burro has emerged to be one of the most beloved by the children, which is why the show was staged recently in Kansas City, Missouri, to wish him Happy Birthday!
The children who participated in the 'Jemima’s Playhouse®' event were beside themselves with glee as actual performers in the show! The parents were elated to see their children interacting with Señor Burro®, and engaging in wholesome fun. This is central to Jemima’s Playhouse® cultural appreciation method: Teaching social responsibility, the musical alphabet, and how to count in French, Spanish and Mandarin! Señor Burro® had a grand old time celebrating his birthday with friends!
As the flagship character of Jemima’s Playhouse®, Señor Burro has flourished and developed as an amazing children’s musical entertainment hero. He has gained a foothold into the affection of the children and their parents. This was all on display at his Birthday Party.
"Señor Burro® is so cool!" enthused Ms. Jan Krug, owner of Stephens House Learning Center in Kansas City, Missouri. "The students can't wait for him to come so that they can show him how well they know his cool songs!"
Jemima’s Playhouse® has expanded to Kansas City, Omaha, and Dallas from its base in Atlanta to date. They have created “hit” books and songs dedicated to Señor Burro® and its other characters and are now bringing its cultural appreciation method to over 15,000 students per week at the schools that it serves. These songs and books are also available at the Jemima’s Playhouse shop.
"The highlight of the year for me was when I walked into the grocery store recently and heard an entire family singing Señor Burro's favorite song," said Tyrone Sawyer II, owner of Jemima's Playhouse. He added, "All of the characters have a life of their own, but they are all led by our Flagship Character, Señor Burro".