Luce Puppet Company performs on a colorful, portable puppet stage which stands seven feet high by six feet square. The stage travels with a sound system, sets, curtains, and lights. The show takes place five feet off the ground, so everyone has a ringside seat. We provide an experience that’s full of fun and fantasy, and has lots of interaction, with a chance for the kids to exercise their own imaginations.
Fantastical fun for the whole family!
Elizabeth made our daughter's birthday a memorable event . Kids aged 3-15 were thoroughly engaged. So were their parents and grand parents. She is highly professional. Drove down to San Diego from LA, and setup well in time. She brought the puppets out for the kids and interacted with them. They had a wonderful time for over 45 minutes.
One of the girls announced that she would perform a puppet show at her brother's upcoming birthday!
Highly recommend her show (we chose Sailor Sam's Sea Saga) as well as Elizabeth as a talented entertainer with a great rapport with kids.
Creative, energetic, a perfect addition to our class project. Elizabeth was so kind and patient with our learners. The children absolutely loved her and the show!
The children had belly laughs and were utterly engaged! Elizabeth knows what kids like and came with a professional stage. I highly recommend it!
Price Range: $250-450
Gig Length: 35 - 45 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
Luce Puppet Company shows are solo performer shows –one person does it all, in our funny, happy, miniature theatre world! The stories take place on a colorful, portable puppet stage that stands seven feet high with a six feet square footprint. The stage travels complete with sound system, sets, curtains and lights. The show takes place about five feet off the ground, so everyone has a ringside seat.
After earning an MFA from UCLA in set and costume design, Elizabeth worked as a professional theatre designer for over ten years. She has also worked as a graphic designer/illustrator. She has received awards for her design work in both fields, including an Emmy for her original children's video, The Mousecracker, an all-mouse puppet version of Tchaikovsy's The Nutcracker. She now works almost exclusively in puppetry. Puppets have always been a part of her life and she still has the first rod puppet she built when she was five.
Additional Booking Notes
The performer arrives at least a half hour in advance to set up. The performer needs access to a power outlet, and of course… kids!
We can perform outside if the conditions are good –so no soggy ground, bad weather, or strong winds. The stage needs an even area to set up. The audience should be seated in the shade and not have the sun directly in their eyes. If the ground is rough, consider giving them pillows or blankets to sit on. This will help your audience enjoy the show even more!
The shows are geared for children age three through ten, but there’s lots of humor and fun that appeals to the entire family. Children as young as two and three may also enjoy the shows if they are watching with siblings or other older children, or if they are sitting with parents who are focused on the show.
Each show is approximately 35 minutes in length, which we find is the perfect length for children. For library and assembly shows, we take down the stage curtains the end of the performance so the kids can see the inner working of what it takes to make a show happen. We do use our judgment on whether or not to do this at each event, but it is a very popular portion of the event. With the puppet demonstration and the Q & A, the whole experience lasts around 45 minutes.
Past Booked Events
|September 29, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 13, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Nonprofit Event|
|May 07, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||School Assembly|
|February 19, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Birthday (Child)|
|January 21, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 03, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 19, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 30, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
Access to a power outlets; portable power is available for groups up to 300.
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