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!
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, 11:00 am
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!
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 am
Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia - Open Hand Theater
Grandfather Frost, Baba Yaga and her most mischievous cat, and a lost girl are the background for this wonderful winter adventure into the world of Russian folk tales. One of Open Hand Theater’s touring performances,"Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia" presents a unique duet of music and puppetry that brings to life a whole storybook of characters, adventures and culture.
Open Hand Theater has a long-standing tradition of honoring the artistry, folk stories and puppetry traditions of cultures throughout the world through simple, styled presentations. We are pleased to feature our international artist in residence, Russian puppeteer Vladimir Vasyagin, along with our Music and Arts Education Coordinator Leslie Archer in this lively and engaging performance.
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:00 am
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.
Saturday, January 09, 2016, 11:00 am
Library Boogie with Tom Knight
Tom Knight is back again with his vibrant collection of original songs and skits that will keep even the very youngest children waiting to see what happens next. Who knows? with puppets like Henry the Magician, the Little Elephant, Andy the Recycling Guy, and Allie the Alligator acting out the stories.
Tom Knight is a great children’s songwriter. His shows are filled with short puppet vignettes, lots of songs and audience participation. Tom’s favorite themes are animals, food, the environment, and the importance of reading. With catchy melodies and clever lyrics, Tom Knight’s songs are easy to remember and fun to sing and most have a part for the audience, whether it is hand movements, dancing to the ‘Alligator Jump’ or just singing along.
It’s a show that’s fun for kids, but savvy enough to appeal to grown-ups, too.
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 am
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.
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am
Carnaval Del Mundo, by Dan Butterworth
Welcome to the Carnival of the WorldEnter Into A Feast For Your Eyes and Imagination
Saturday, April 09, 2016, 11:00 am
The Wizard of Oz, by The 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!
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 11:00 am
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