New for spring 2013! Some people think creepy crawlies are just plain gross. But if you look closely, every bug in your garden has a song to sing about the special job it does to help plants grow. Learn more about why it's important to keep bugs alive and eat and garden organically. Beautiful bug puppets and catchy, interactive songs in a range of styles round out this fun and educational show. Recommended for ages 2-8.
Kids can change the world! Ruby Raccoon and Benny Bunny are little superheroes in training. In order to win their superpowers, they'll have to prove that they're super fearless, super helpful, and want to save the world.
This show includes information about ways kids can help protect our environment, such as planting a tree and recycling. Appropriate for ages 2-8.
They call him Fraidy Freddy, and that's because he's scared of just about everything. But when his owners are out for the evening, Freddy meets the Boogie Monster, who turns out to be friendly and sings like Elvis. Freddy goes out to explore the city. His adventures include an underground tour with an alligator, and a dog who asks him the time.
Through audience participation, kids help Freddy realize there's nothing to be afraid of. This show has been well received at hospitals and preschools throughout New England and New York. The show now also includes an optional live music component.
What better way to introduce Shakespeare than with puppets?
Talking Hands Theatre retains the humor and beauty of the original text, but adapts the language to make it accessible to middle school audiences. Our handmade rod and hand puppets will captivate and win over everyone.
They’ll be clamoring to read "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for themselves the moment the show’s over. Recommended for grades 3-8.
A Surprising Helper
Josh has a school project to do. When he goes next door to interview his neighbor about his seeing-eye dog, Josh doesn't realize that the dog is not a pet.
He makes a lot of mistakes, but he learns the right way to treat service animals. He'll meet a hearing cat as well, and in the end of the show, he'll meet a very surprising animal that is trained to help people with physical disabilities.
This show is fun and informative about service animals and disabilities. All ages.
Two Dinosaurs Are Better Than One
It's the Jurassic Era, and Allosaurus is the meanest carnivore of them all. First he picks on Stegasaurus, but those spiky scales keep him away. Then it's Brachiosaurus he's after-- teasing him, and calling him names, and finally playing a trick on him. Good think Pterodactylus flies by to give Brachiosaurus some tips on how to handle a bully. When dinosaurs stick together, they're tough enough to stand up to even the biggest bully. Recommended for pre-K through 4th grade.
Big Daddy Z and the Greeks (Ages 7-14)
Get down with the Greeks! Talking Hands Theatre presents the myths of ancient Greece with a hip-hop flavor. Meet Big Daddy Z, the father of the Greek gods. Muppet-style puppets narrate in rap. Hand-sculpted rod puppets tell the myth of Persephone and the reason for seasons, Pandora's box and how evil first came into the world, and the story of Medusa, the monster with snakes for hair. Geared for 3rd grade and up.
The Princess Who Escaped From Pirates
At first, even a little frog disgusts Princess Ida, but by the time she sneaks out of the palace and manages to escape from some very silly pirates, this is not a girl to mess with! By the end, she will even face a dragon to rescue the prince she loves. Recommended for pre-K through 3rd grade.
The Little Red Hen
Cluck, cluck, cluck. Who will help the little red hen plant her grain? Not Bowser the dog, not Mittens the cat, not Sniffles the mouse. They all have unusually silly things they’d rather be doing!
This interactive show includes a sing-a-long, perfect for the preschool set.
How the Elephant Got Its Trunk
The elephant's child is always asking questions. One day he wants to know what the crocodile eats for dinner, but neither his aunt ostrich, his cousin hippo, or his uncle monkey will tell him.
So he goes down to the banks of the Great, Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo River to find out from the crocodile himself, and the reward for his curiosity turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
Based on the story by Rudyard Kipling and set in Africa, this show is accompanied by live African percussion.
Appropriate for all ages.
A treat for children of all faiths, at holiday time or during the year. In this twist on the classic story, the gingerbread man jumps out of the pan and runs away from the old couple who baked him, a chicken named Henny Penny, a cool cat he calls Catty Splatty, and meets up with a fox at the river.
This cookie doesn't crumble, though - the story has a happy ending! Everyone can sing along and help the Gingerbread Man "Run, run, as fast as you can!"