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.
For more information go to goatonaboat.org
Tickets in person at the Box Office range from $15 - $25
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Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street Summer 2018
All shows are at 11am
Saturday, June 30
Lanky Yankee Puppet Co.
Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill is one-man puppet show featuring hand-carved, folk-toy-inspired puppets and live music. The show explores the contemporary issue of water conservation in the tradition of the Appalachian Jack Tale. In this story a young coal miner and his companion 'go up a hill to fetch a pail of water' then take on a selfish giant and save a whole neighborhood! Everyone is welcome to a big ol’, heapin’ helpin’ of this good-natured, heartland American story of teaming up and looking out for the little guy.
Thursday, July 12
John Cody Puppets
Monkey & Dino's Funky Puppet Show
Thursday, July 19
Mesner Puppet Theater
The Dinosaur Show
Make no bones about it - The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination. Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets to bring this prehistoric tale to life. Join paleontologist Dr. Dino Sawyer in exploring scientific theories (as well as some improbable ones) that explain what was and what might have been in the Age of the Dinosaurs.
Saturday, August 11
Columbia Marionette Theatre
A peppy interpretation of the classic story in which Cinderella is helped by her fairy godmother and the clock at the top of the castle tower to outwit her evil stepmother and win Prince Charming’s heart. Full of humor, warmth, and music, this elaborate production runs 40 minutes and features a clever set and detailed marionettes.
Thursday, August 16
Robert Rogers Puppet Co.
Master of Ceremonies, Bugsby Berkeley, heads a cast of all-star insects who perform in the craziest Vaudeville show ever! Acrobatic ants, jumping fleas, tap-dancing spiders, cavorting caterpillars...even a butterfly beauty pageant are all part of the fun in this supersized, imaginative close-up look at some of nature's wonders.
Thursday, August 23
A Couple of Puppets
The Doubtful Sprout
Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Award-winning puppeteer, Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with multiple puppetry styles, projections and song.
Saturday, August 25
Theatrino Giullare (from Italy!)
The Comedians is an Italian theatrical tradition mixing drama, music, and puppetry. Harlequin, Pantalone and Capitano star in funny episodes of puppet theater with universal language, mainly mimic, a lot of music and a few words in Italian. This performance has a unique style of improvisation that creates a special feeling with the audience and is suitable for children and older audiences too.
Saturday, September 1
Puppet Art Theater Co.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
This production starts with the classic race of the Tortoise and the Hare. Hare, super speedy; Tortoise, slow and steady. Who will win? The conclusion of the race takes place on the “Troll Bridge” waking up the Grumpy Old Troll. Three Billy Goats must find a way to outwit the Troll and get across the bridge so they can enjoy the field of green, green grass. Little Billy, his older sister Brittany, and their father Bruno all try to trip-trap their way across the bridge. Will they make it?