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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Rumplestiltskin is a fast paced, action filled, rhyming rendition of the classic tale, following the Miller as he weaves a web of lies to convince the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold!
Enter the outrageously outspoken and never happy villain, Rumplestiltskin, whose preposterous demands create even more mayhem in the land of Stiltskin. Top it off with a famous, ground-breaking marionette that “flies to pieces” right before your eyes. Couple that with the Stevens Puppets touch of humor and authenticity and you get one of the most highly rated, happily pleasing programs ever!
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 storybook opens to reveal each scene. Beautifully hand-crafted marionettes are brought to life by a master puppeteer as the dramatic events unfold.
Running time: 40 minutes
Based on the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!
Jacks in the Box is a one-man puppet show starring the Appalachian folk hero, Jack. Two suitcases and an old steamer trunk provide the backdrop for three distinct Jack Tales featuring different styles of puppetry. This show is for all ages.
How does a nature-loving explorer kid become a bug's best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy's caterpillar friend Harold suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she's determined to do the same. Just as she is about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild!
Live Actor, Mixed Puppetry Styles. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
An All-American version of the famous fairytale. Cindy Lou lives on a ranch, where she's learned the skills of roping cattle and riding horses. Instead of a Fairy Godmother, she relies on the help of a Native American spirit guide. And instead of dancing at the Prince's Ball, she competes in a rodeo on the back of a bucking bronco.
An updated zany version of a classic tale. The boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad’s wolf alarm, the “Wolf Alert 3000.” Tricking his dad is all fun and games until a real wolf shows up. Will the audience help the boy escape from the wolf? Find out in The Boy Who Cried Wolf.