Big Bear Puppet shows are packed full with Puppets, and storytelling Fun! Whatever the show, Whether its hand puppets, Classic style marionettes, puppets singing, puppets dancing or puppets helping tell fun, exciting stories, or just peforming a simple magic trick, every show is sure to amuse and entertain audiences of all ages!
We pride ourselves on fun, family friendly hand puppet performances as well as having Iowa's ONLY traditional variety marionette shows.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 45 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language, English
What to Expect
In any of our shows the audience will see puppets. Hand puppets, rod puppets, and/or marionettes. whether its storytelling with Brett and Rifo or the singing and dancing of Carlotta and Howard (as well as a trumpet playing rabbit, Dancing peanut and many more) there will be puppets and laughter abounding.
All our performances and stories are family friendly, and appropriate for all ages from 4 to 104.
Its amazing to me when people in their 60's (and older) come up to me after a performance and tell me "I've never seen a puppet sow before. It was wonderful! Thank you."
The audience will see good old fashioned singing, dancing and humor in ways most have never seen before.
Whatever the age group, this will be a show enjoyed by everyone.
We perform all types of puppet shows from simple storytelling with puppet assistance to a full. Lawn variety marionette show! Each show's stories and puppets can be tailored to meet the needs of your event, environment and age group.
Additional Booking Notes
For our marionette show we require an area 8x5 with access to electricity. Our marionette sow is rarely performed outside. But all other shows (storytelling and hand puppet shows) can be.
Past Booked Events
|July 20, 2014||Fair|
varies with the requests of the client.
Influences & Inspiration
I've always enjoyed telling stories and entertaining people, whether with puppets or alone (but preferably with puppets).
Of course, Bil Baird (creator of the puppets from Sound of Music) is a big influence as is Jim Henson, Wayland and Madame, Lambchop and so many many more. I've loved watching them all.
I love seeing puppets and puppetry of all types performed and I love sharing some of that same joy with my audiences.
For marionette show an 8x5 space is needed. Other shows require less space.
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