This vendor provides virtual services
Puppet shows for children and adults. Puppet making workshops for kids. All puppets made from recycled materials. During COVID, we are very hesitant to perform shows indoors unless there are special circumstances that allow for safe social distancing in a larger space. Hope you understand, and thanks.
From the start, Lily was a great communicator and was so kind! The show started on time and they were great about being flexible with social distancing, etc. The show was GREAT! All ages loved it and my birthday boy asked me the next day if the show could come again! I highly recommend it!
LilySilly Puppets delighted our 5-year old birthday boy and his friends with her variety show (with songs in 4 languages and lots of good silly moments). Then the kids got to see how the puppet show works, and everyone made puppets to take home. It was a great birthday show, and I highly recommend LilySilly!
LilySilly entertained a group of 3 year-olds at my son's birthday party with a guitar accompanied puppet show that captivated the children (and perhaps the adults too). My son loved it. After the performance she spent some time showing the fascinated children how the show worked. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Russian
What to Expect
We come with our puppet theater stage, a ton of puppets and all the sound equipment we need to give you a great show. We have a few different shows depending on your needs, ages of the audience..etc.
We have an all ages show called "Aunt Irene's Late at Night Show" full of variety acts like singing sloths, celebrity guests like Johnny Depp and Carl Sagan, odd lizards, fuzzy puppets, and jazzy songs. We have another show called "Wanda & the 3 Potions" with a wizard, an Opera Cat, a pair of singing lips and a celebrity giraffe.
We can perform for half an hour to two hours and can offer the children some puppets to play with after the show. We also offer puppet-making workshops with materials included.
If you have something specific in mind, just ask and we'll try to fit your needs as best as we can.
Who is LilySilly?
Lily Gershon – I’m a puppeteer, singer, puppet maker, and educator. I got my masters in Education and was once an English teacher but now I make puppets, perform puppet theater and work with local schools.
I’m also part of a jazz duo in which I sing in a number of languages. I combine my puppet making and my singing to create performances for kids and adults.
Matthew Ocone, a classically trained guitarist, plays live music for my puppet shows – he received his degree from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and teaches guitar lessons, as well as performing for weddings and festive events.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring all our own sound equipment and can perform inside and outdoors, with or without a power outlet. Power is only needed if we are doing a puppet-making workshop with you.
Past Booked Events
|August 30, 2020 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 25, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 02, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Festival|
|July 23, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Birthday (Child)|
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sunny Days of Ithaca|
|November 13, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
Here are some of the songs we can incorporate into our show:
If I Only Had a Brain
Laziest Gal in Town
Dedicated to You
Don't Fence Me In
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Hang on Little Tomato
I Was Doing Alright
Just An Old Fashioned Girl
La Vie En Rose
Lets Do It
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Russian Tango - Сердце, тебе не хочется покоя
Something's Gotta Give
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sugar in My Bowl
The Very Thought of You
Why Don't you Do Right?
Young at Heart
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Influences & Inspiration
The Muppet Show, The Sooty Show, Sesame Street, Lamb Chops Play Along