The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre is a non-profit puppet theater committed to introducing young children and their families to a lifelong love of theater and the creative arts since 2001. They are among only 50 established puppet theaters listed by the Puppeteers of America (the only national organization of puppeteers, www.puppeteeers.org). Through puppet shows, puppet playgroups, family workshops, and special events, Goat on a Boat invites families in the community to be entertained and to become involved in their own cultural and creative education.
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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street Summer 2017
All shows are at 11am
Lollipops for Breakfast
You can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook.
“Cardboard Explosion!” brings original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.
Cardboard Explosion was created in Puppet Showplace Theater's Incubator program with funding support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, and the Sakharoff Family Trust.
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 and in return he is dancing and spinning and sitting and standing all to the delight of Old Mother Hubbard. In a quaint old cottage the comedy of a dog and his master opens and unfolds to delight and captivate the story of this good old lady and her funny dog.
The Pied Piper
The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!
The Wizard of Oz
Lions and Tigers and Puppets, oh my! In this classic heart-warming tale, beautifully adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Dan Raynor, children of all ages will watch with bated breath as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz where she befriends the Scarecrow, who wants brains, the Tin Woodman, who wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who wants courage. Together they set off on a journey to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz while evading the delightfully silly Wicked Witch of the West. World leaders in the puppetry arts for over 80 years, Stevens Puppets bring this tale to life with artfully hand-carved wooden marionettes and a musical score you are sure to be humming all the way home. Don’t miss The Wizard of Oz!
A charming tale which appeals especially to younger children, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall where guests from across the land have gathered to celebrate the birth of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses the baby princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a "true heart" appear? You will know when you see Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of this beloved classic. In this retelling, a painted story book opens to reveal each scene. Beautifully hand-crafted marionettes are brought to life by a master puppeteer as the dramatic events unfold.
Good Hearted Entertainment
Word Play uses clowning and puppetry to take audiences on an adventure through the alphabet. Make friends with vowels, teach tricks to a “C-A-T” and “D-O-G,” and visit a Word Zoo full of surprises.
Art Puppet Theatre
Tommy’s Space Adventure
Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little did Tommy know his wish was about to come true. Zeenon the Alien travels millions of light years to visit earth and to meet interesting earthlings like Tommy. Mad scientist, Dr. Lost N. Space is also interested in Space Aliens…interested in selling them for millions of dollars! Will Tommy be able to save his new found friend from the evil Dr. Lost N. Space? Find out in “Tommy’s Space Adventure!”