We offer a splendid variety of award-winning and acclaimed stories for children and families, uniquely created for the puppet stage by master puppeteers Mike Horner and Paul Mesner.
Our performances have been well received around the globe including India, Germany, Mexico, Holland, France and Belguim, as well as on stages in the United States from the east coast to the west. Performance prices vary.
A list of available performances:
Anasi the Spider
A lively telling of four classic folk tales from Africa and the Caribbean. All these humorous stories feature a trickster spider that sometimes gets tricked.
The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard loves her dog, and he loves her. In this comic poem written in 1805, Old Mother Hubbard is always looking out for her best friend, her dog, who dances, spins, sits and stands all to the delight of Old Mother Hubbard.
The Dinosaur Show
No bones about it – The Dinosaur Show will tickle your funny fossil and stimulate your imagination. The play explains scientific facts of how dinosaurs became extinct and includes a few whimsical and improbable theories.
Paul Mesner brings his own personal touch to this production of Pulcinella, an Italian puppet tradition over three centuries old. Pulcinella is the hero of this story. After dancing with his girlfriend Teresina, his antics, joy for life and noise gets him into trouble with his neighbor.
Little Red Riding Hood
Our telling of this classic tale comes with a very contemporary twist. When Little Red finds the wolf disguised in her grandmother’s clothes, she uses her self- defense moves to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget.
*The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf
In this revealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks and bricks and the three pigs that lived in them.
This wonderful love story about two avid gardeners, Okra and Romaine, who meet, marry and have a beautiful daughter named Rapunzel. Rapunzel is taken to live in a tower and her future looks bleak until the Prince arrives and Rapunzel hatches a plan to escape her evil captor and live happily ever after.
St. George and the Dragon
Return to the legendary time of far away kingdoms, ferocious dragons, and damsels in distress. Set in a chilly mythical kingdom, the tale unfolds as the king and his court try to decide what to do about an earth-shaking and hungry dragon.
The Stinky Cheese Man
Adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, this story contains zany versions of classic tales with the fabulous humor that has made this Caldecott Award winning book so popular.
*Wiley and the Hairy Man
An African-American folk tale that recounts the story of the strong bond between a son, Wiley, and his mother who live close to the Tombigbee River with their dog, farm animals and the friendly neighborhood pest – The Hairy Man.
* Indicates shows that have received the highest honor in puppetry -- an UNIMA/USA (Union Internartionale de la Marionette) Citation of Excellence in Puppetry (an award created by Jim Henson).