Open Hand Theater

 

A World of Puppets

A World of Puppets

A World of Puppets

Great Family Series 11:00 AM  the first 2 Saturdays of each month

 

February 7th ~ Library Boogie     Order Tickets

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UP CLOSE - A LOOK INSIDE THE STORY 

Join us at 10 am for a hands on activity hour suitable for children as young as 3 years - with an accompanying parent - and anyone who wants a more in-depth exploration of the upcoming performance.  

Cost is $5 per child, accompanying parent is free.

 

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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 07, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Masks of Life with Open Hand Theater

Geoffrey Navias takes us on a marvelous journey around the world with original characters, traditional masks and unusual live music that children and parents alike will not soon forget. This lively performance follows the events that mark the important moments in life. Mr Navias works magic with make believe characters, stories of the art of many cultures, and exploration of ritual traditions around the world. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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A World of Puppets TBA!

An exciting puppet performance for kids of all ages - coming to the stage at the castle. Join us for a surprise story with all of your favorite things:  puppets, music, and lively entertainment. 

Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Saturday, April 04, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Shadow Puppets with Jim Nappy

Our favorite shadow puppeteer is back with his hilarious outrageous puppet stories.

Jim “Nappy” Napolitano is one of the funniest performers, a master artist with a slightly outrageous sense of performing that brings out the kid in all of us.  In his performance is a roller coaster ride of short stories and puppets from children’s literature. Known for his puppetry work in the television PBS show "Between the Lions," Jim has performed around the world. The show features hand-crafted shadow figures and is fast paced, action-packed and full of laughs. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppet Theater

The true story of "lonesome George" a truly one of a kind tortoise from the gorgeous Galapagos Islands.  Award winning puppeteer Heidi Rugg has created this engaging, fun, uplifiting eco-fable as an entertaining story with this endearing character, George, at its center.  

Described by The Smithsonian as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. This show was funded in part by a grant from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund and was awarded an UNIMA Citation of Excellence in 2005.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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