"Chukokkala"­ - To the 131st birthday of Korney Chukovsky - Russian Dr. Seuss

Children's Theatrical Studio "Five A.M."


The new stage musical art fusion

Rudyard Kipling's


.....OW this is the next tale, and it tells how the Camel got his big hump.

In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So he ate sticks and thorns and tamarisks and milkweed and prickles, most 'scruciating idle; and when anybody spoke to him he said 'Humph!' Just 'Humph!' and no more….


Camel - Peter, 9

Djinn – Kate, 9

Horse – Zoe, 7

Dog – Stacey, 9

Cow – Maria, 8

Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky (19 (31) March 1882 – 28 October 1969) was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss. Chukovsky's poems Tarakanishche ("The Monster Cockroach"), Krokodil ("The Crocodile"), Telefon ("The Telephone") and Moydodyr ("Wash-'em-Clean") have been favourites with many generations of Russian-speaking children.

Lines from his poems, in particular Telefon, have become universal catch-phrases in the Russian media and everyday conversation. He adapted the Doctor Dolittle stories into a book-length Russian poem as Doktor Aybolit ("Dr. Ow-It-Hurts"), and translated a substantial portion of the Mother Goose canon into Russian as Angliyskiye Narodnyye Pesenki ("English Folk Rhymes"). He was also an influential literary critic and essayist.

Dear parents!

Admission to event is free.

This event is devoted to Korney Chukovsky, the name says it all. To make this event more memorable for your child, please take time and do some homework. We expect every young participant to recite four lines of his/her favorite Chukovsky’s poem.

Kids can perform in duet or trio, with Mam, or Dad, or grandparent, or nanny, or sister, or a friend, or in any way he or she likes. 6 or 8 lines will be, of course, even better than 4 lines but “4 with Mom” is a must. If you let us know in advance, we can prepare for your child a picture or two to be shown on a screen.

We refer to the edition “Всемирная детская библиотека”. Корней Чуковский. Стихи и сказки. М, «Планета детства» 1999.This time we decided to ease the “assignment” procedure. Here follows a list of Chukovsky’s poems.

Please reply here or in the comments area at the bottom of this page: http://www.therussianheritage.org/family-events/

Write your child’s name and age against the name of the poem that you are planning to perform. Thank you.

Радость (Nicolas, 6 and Elya, 3)

Головастики (Наталья + внуки/внучки)


Ёжики смеются

Закаляка (Антошка, 3 года с мамой или папой)

Обжора (Иван, 7 лет)



Слониха читает


Черепаха (Наталья + внуки/внучки)




Муха в бане


Английские народные песенки:


Скрюченная песня


Котауси и мауси

Курица(Joseph, 6)


Муха-Цокотуха (Мириам, 5 лет и мама)


Мойдодыр (Alya, 3 and Daniel, 5)


Что сделала Мура…

Айболит (Майлс, 3 года, с мамой)

Айболит и воробей

Топтыгин и лиса

Топтыгин и луна

Федорино горе (Ariella, 5 and Nathan,4)

Краденое солнце

Телефон (Адриан, 3 года, с мамой)

Путаница (Александра, 7 лет)


Приключения Бибигона

Reminder: parent's homework required.

We expect each parent to review Chukovsky's "From two to five" once again and read one little scene to our audience.  Please explain why you chose this particular episode.


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  • Olga

    This event offers an opportunity to step from being an observer to an actor and experience that lasts. The game between performances is a real gem. Thank you!

    March 24, 2013

  • Dmitry G.

    Давно не получали такого удовольствия! Дети из постановки по Киплингу держатся как профи. Чувствуется большой опыт выступлений.
    Зовите нас на все ваши спектакли.

    March 24, 2013

  • Daria I.

    We really wanted to come, but unfortunately we are not making it :(

    March 24, 2013

  • Tatiana S.

    Муся (3) и Ева (11) прочтут отрывок из Приключений Бибигона

    March 19, 2013

  • Olena

    Nicolas 6 and Elya 3 will recite "Radost".

    March 18, 2013

    • Dmitry R.

      Отлично, спасибо!

      March 18, 2013

  • Nora

    hi, somehow my selection is not displayed. My kids, Ariella and Nathan, 5 and 4, rasskazhyt "Fedorino gore"

    March 16, 2013

    • Dmitry R.

      Нора, здравствуйте! Ваш выбор появится на сайте несколько позже. Мы взяли это на заметку. Спасибо!

      March 16, 2013

  • Elena

    Hello, please mark Amelia for "чудо-дерево". Thank you!

    March 15, 2013

    • Dmitry R.


      March 16, 2013

  • Lana D

    Unfortunately it's a bit far for us!

    March 15, 2013

  • Elena R.

    Мы могли бы приготовить "Муха-Цокотуха" - Мириам, 5 лет и мама

    March 6, 2013

    • Dmitry R.

      Это здорово, Елена! Конечно готовьте!

      March 8, 2013

  • Anastasia B.

    Very sorry, have a conflict with another event on this date. Best of luck!

    February 27, 2013

  • Serge

    Sorry, Dima, the location is fine but the changed hours don't work for us since Luka takes his nap then. Hopefully someone performs Svinki.

    February 25, 2013

  • Nadia

    Sorry, no way to get to Fair Lawn for us.

    February 23, 2013

  • Tanya

    We are still coming. Can you please sign our kids for Moidodyr? Alya, 3 and Daniel, 5

    February 23, 2013

    • Dmitry R.

      Хорошо, сделаем!

      February 23, 2013

  • Eleonor

    Most unfortunately, we cannot participate at this new time and date. Hoping for a similar event in NY.

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • Svetlana

      Мы тоже не сможем туда добраться. Жаль! Будем ждать Чукоккалу в НЙ.

      February 23, 2013

  • Marianna V.

    Can't do new time & location

    February 23, 2013

  • Dmitry R.

    Безусловно, в этот раз мы ориентируемся на жителей Ясной Поляны. Тем, кто сможет добраться из города, заранее спасибо.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Очень жалко, но время 1:30 нам никак не подходит, да и в NJ мы не сможем приехать :(

    February 23, 2013

  • Marina

    Nina and Maya cannot make the new location/time :( please take them off Тараканище

    February 23, 2013

  • Marina

    unfortunately cannot make to NJ

    February 23, 2013

  • Ben and J.

    Natasha, you can change your RSVP.

    February 11, 2013

  • Tanya

    Can you sign us up for Moidodyr (Alya, 3 & Danik, 5.5)

    February 8, 2013

  • Tanya

    2 adults and 2 kids.

    February 8, 2013

  • Natalya M.

    I want to bring 2 more children

    January 31, 2013

  • Ben and J.

    Всего 4

    January 31, 2013

  • Olga

    Закаляка ( Antoshka 3 goda + ( mam ili papa)

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • Olga

      Дима, и Ёник тоже, он еще не выбрал, я скоро напишу

      January 30, 2013

    • Dmitry R.

      Хорошо, Оля, отлично!

      January 30, 2013

  • Olga

    me and my 2 boys will be there, hopefully with my hubby too :)

    January 30, 2013

  • Natalia

    Hi, I'd like to attend. We won't be participating to the full extent as my daughter will be only 6 months, hope that's fine!

    January 29, 2013

  • Dmitry R.

    I updated details for this event.
    Please see description.
    Thank you.

    January 29, 2013

  • Dmitry R.

    Hi Emma, thanks again for joining the group!
    Please refer to our main site here: http://www.therussianheritage.org/family-events/
    Pick and choose what would you like to do by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.
    Please email me directly if anything.
    Thank you!

    January 28, 2013

  • Emma

    We are new to the group. How we may participate?

    January 28, 2013

  • Dmitry R.

    Hi, Natalia!
    We are working on the schedule. It will be available fairly soon.
    As we see it right now the program for the evening may be appropriate for ages 3+
    Thank you

    January 28, 2013

  • Natalia

    Hi. I was wondering what is the agenda for this event and if it may be suitable for a 6 month old. Thank you.

    January 28, 2013

  • Anastasia B.

    Thank you. Attending with 6 year old daughter.

    January 27, 2013

  • Stan

    my daughter is the guest

    January 27, 2013

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