Storybook Theatre: Stories That Sing!

PreK to 2nd Grade

These are our classic 2-3 person storytelling shows with a storyteller puppeteer/s and a musician, 40-50 minutes. They are available again to come to your site, but some are or will be available as pre-recorded works with interactive elements throughout. Virtual-live introduction warm-ups and/or after-show Q&As with short sing-along or activity demonstration can also be arranged in tandem with the pre-recorded programs for a small fee. Theme/Show related 30-40 minute virtual-workshops in puppetry, movement, drama, singing and drumming are available as followup to the shows or can be booked on their own. 

Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin
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An original tale similar to the story of the ugly duckling. It is a story about someone different who finds acceptance. With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story will soon have everyone singing along and rooting for Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin. Along with Lumpy Bumpy, we learn that everyone has a special talent -- you just have to find it! The spirit and energy of our storyteller and guitarist help bring Farmer Joe's pumpkin patch to life. The show includes a rousing Halloween Sing-Along.
Available as in-person Storybook Theatre or a pre-recorded interactive production (coming soon!)
Tobias Turkey
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Tobias Turkey is the most determined baby turkey on Farmer Joe’s farm.  In this humorous tale Tobias becomes both the fattest  slowest turkey and the skinniest fastest turkey on Farmer Joe’s farm.  The children at your site will laugh, sing and clap along with the storyteller and the guitarist as they listen to this delightful funny and wise Thanksgiving tale.
Available as in-person Storybook Theatre
Big Annie
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Tall tale is right! Big Annie is a larger-than-life heroine. She's a Creole flatboat captain who uses her amazing strength, with the help of the children in the audience, to pull a boatload of toys through a terrible storm one Holiday Eve long ago. With her work song "Heave Ho! Pull the boat, Big Annie," the audience will soon be enthusiastically singing along to help Big Annie weather the storm and get the toys to the children!
Available as in-person Storybook Theatre
Little is Big
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In this underwater adventure, the little fish Spinny and his many friends find courage and the true meaning of friendship, as they learn how little can be big and how to create a more peaceful world. The performers use colorful fish puppets to spark children's imagination of an enchanted landscape deep beneath the sea. Our storyteller and musician also lead the audience in an inspiring "Sing Out for Peace."
Available as in-person Storybook Theatre or a pre-recorded interactive production
How the Turtle Got Its Shell
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"How the Turtle Got Its Shell" is an African Folk Tale. 3D puppets, drumming, rhythm, movement, and chanting all help set the scene for this witty and wise traditional tale of the little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell. In opening of the show the drummer introduces the African instruments and various words from African languages. The energy and spirit of our performers is clearly contagious, and the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along. Renowned African percussionist Chief Neil Clarke tells the story with his drums. (There are no puppets in this production.)
Available as in-person Storybook Theatre or a pre-recorded interactive production
The Growing Rock
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"The Growing Rock", is a Southwest Native American tale that  invokes the magic of the desert and its creatures. Mamma Blue Feather has not yet taught her Baby Bluebirds to fly. Jealous Crow traps them on top of a Growing Rock that grows high to the sky. Mountain Lion, Rabbit and the Buzzard try to help to no avail. Finally the Measuring Worm, who is a powerful Medicine Man, with the help of the children, succeeds in bringing them down.  In the end the babies fly, the children clap, and all is well.
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