The puppet program, Not Quite Fairy Tales, begins with a lively interactive audience warm-up and introduction to puppetry. Once the audience is focused and engaged the puppet show begins. The program includes 3 hilarious fractured fairy tales interspersed with funny original poems. The charming cast of puppets includes muppet-style puppets, hand puppets, and small hand crafted rod puppets. After the performance, children are invited to meet the puppets and explore the puppet theater. I provide my own beautiful custom built puppet theater and a state of the art sound system.
Total performance time: 40 min. Total theater set up time: 20 min.
Puppeteer Workshop (90 min. Children ages 7 and up)
This workshop has it all! It begins with a funny mini-puppet show that will have the children laughing and chomping at the bit to try their hand at the art form. Then we move on to puppet building and proper puppeteer techniques. By the end of this exciting program each child will walk away with two different styled hand crafted puppets, a little bit of performing experience, and a new passion for an ancient art form! All supplies and materials are provided. This workshop is an awesome addition to our puppet show performances!
The Magic Suitcase Shows:
Chicago’s favorite children’s entertainer has several fabulous thematic preschool programs! These educational programs feature magic, comedy, juggling, puppetry, audience participation, and solid educational content.