PUPPET SHOWS: The puppet stage is 5'W x 7'H x 6'D. The standard show includes a formal show behind the stage that runs 20 to 30 minutes plus any of the following entertainment that time will permit:
1) Steve works with the puppets in front of the stage.
2) A talk about how to be a puppeteer.
3) A guitar sing-along.
4) Balloon sculpturing.
5) Magic tricks.
Standard puppet shows run 45 minutes. The show length and content is adapted to the age of the children and your personal needs.
Different puppet shows are offered for different age groups and events.
Show number 1: MAGIC (PRESCHOOL-6TH GRADE) Magic with Muppet style puppets. When the magic of a retired magician is given to his grandson, the proverbial rabbit from the magic hat gets quite upset. The boy who now owns the magic doesn't think he needs to practice and the rabbit worries he will never learn to do any of the tricks properly. To teach the boy a lesson, the rabbit and the audience sabotage his magic tricks until he understand that practice makes perfect. Then to the delight of all the rabbit puts on a magic show all his own. The puppets actually do the same magic a child would see at a party with a real magician.
Show number 2: THE BAD DAY (K-6TH GRADE) An original story using a variety of puppet styles and sound effects. A witch puts a spell on a boy causing him to have an entertainingly bad day. ( A HALLOWEEN VERSION IS AVAILABLE.)
Show number 3: BABY-SITTING (PRESCHOOL-3RD GRADE) - Muppet style puppets. An original story about a boy who must stay home and baby-sit for a short time. The boy lets the baby out of his sight for a few moments and learns a lesson about responsibility.
Show number 4: AN EASTER STORY (PRESCHOOL-2ND GRADE) - Muppet style puppets. A young boy who believes he can't do anything right volunteers to color and bring Easter eggs to sick children at a local hospital. He procrastinates until the night before and then messes up the whole job. This time though he is saved by the Easter Bunny himself.
Show number 5: THE WITCH'S HOLIDAY (K - 6TH GRADE) (For Christmas/Hanukkah or a mixed crowd) - Muppet style puppets. A witch decides to celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah but does not know much about either one. During the show the audience explains to her what the holiday or holidays are really about. This however does not keep her from inventing an entertainingly silly version of the holidays complete with her own songs, decorations, and presents for her weird monster friends.
Show number 6: GORDIE'S SAFETY LESSON (PRESCHOOL-6TH GRADE) - Muppet style puppets and special effects. Gordie gets a safety checklist for the home from school and starts correcting things without his mother's permission. The result is an entertainingly unsafe day that teaches him many things about safety "the hard way."SHOW NUMBER 7: (NEW) INTRODUCTION TO PUPPETS (AGE 2-3 YEARS) - CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PUPPETS, HOW THEY WORK, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE NOT REAL. THIS IS A GREAT LESSON IN LEARNING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL AND MAKE BELIEVE, WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT CONCEPT FOR CHILDREN THIS AGE. THE CHILDREN GET TO HANDLE AND TRY ALL THE PUPPETS