Open Hand Theater

 

A World of Puppets

A World of Puppets

A World of Puppets

Great Family Series 11:00 AM  the Second Saturdays of each month.

Open Hand Theater is mixing it up this year with the World of Puppets! We will be here every second Saturday of the month from September through May, with either a high-quality puppet show or interactive workshop.

Come join us!

September 12th

The Chocolate War, by Open Hand Theater

Springer and Sprong, two inseparable pals, tumble into a series of haphazard events that lead to a catastrophic quarrel. The puppets become larger and larger as the conflict grows, acting as a visual metaphor that children can readily understand. Only by working together is their friendship restored.

 

October 10th:

Jack and the Beanstalk, by Spring Valley Puppet Theater

Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in "Jack and the Beanstalk," the award-winning puppet production of Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever Chicken, saves the day! The Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" holds many surprises in this new approach to this old favorite.

Michael Graham's production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" was awarded in 1994 "Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry" by UNIMA-USA, the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette. 


November 14th: 

A Puppet Making Workshop, by Open Hand Theater

Your child will create a simple jointed puppet that can be manipulated through scenes and stories. Puppet making teaches simple concepts of math and physics, and properties of light and shadow...and it's pure fun!

 

December 12th:

Grandfather Frost, by Open Hand Theater

Spend a morning with Grandfather Frost this holiday season! He is joined by a most mischievous cat and a lost girl for this wonderful winter adventure into the world of Russian folk tales.


January 9th:

Mask Making Workshop, by Open Hand Theater

 Mask making allows children to explore character, emotion, environment and stories. This hands-on workshop will guide children in the creation of their own imaginary character.

 

February 13th:

Library Boogie, by Tom Knight

Tom Knight Puppets is  a collection of songs and skits for children of all ages - about animals, the environment, food, and books. Favorites include "Alligator Jump," "The Garbage Monster," and Henry the Magician, plus songs from Tom’s most recent CD "The Classroom Boogie!"

 

March 12th:

Improvisation Workshop, by Open Hand Theater

Your child can imagine incredible scenes and express his or her feelings in safe ways with masks and puppets. This improvisational workshop is a perfect way to experience new ideas, stories and creative group dynamics.

 

April 9th:

Carnaval Del Mundo, by Dan Butterworth

Welcome to the Carnival of the WorldEnter Into A Feast For Your Eyes and Imagination
Step Right Up… Step Right Up… Step Right Up…


There are few events which can equally capture the attention of both adults and children. Carnaval del Mundo is riveting from the first bright peel of the heralds’ trumpets to the sweetly comical romp of puppies who tumble out into the audience at the end.

 

May 14th:

The Wizard of Oz, by Puppet People

Join The Puppet People as they follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City and beyond in the magical Land of Oz   and bring to life this literary classic! See Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion learn about home, courage, heart and smarts! This puppet fantasy features marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, a large parade puppet and more!

  • Performance Tickets: $6 for kids, $10 for Adults

  • Workshops: $10 per child

 

Schedule subject to change

 

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The Chocolate War

Springer and Sprong, two inseparable pals, tumble into a series of haphazard events that lead to a catastrophic quarrel. Only by working together is their friendship restored.

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Jack and the Beanstalk with Michael Graham

Jack must contend with an ever growing beanstalk and a gigantic giant. Who knows where the story will go next?  Michael Graham, creator of the beautiful and loveable puppets of Spring Valley Puppet Theatre presents a wonderful twist on this old tale, with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the artistry of puppet theater, including a demonstration of favorite characters.  One of our very favorite performances for children ages 5 and up. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Open Hand Theater · 518 Prospect Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208-2523 · (315) 476-0466 · info@openhandtheater.org