Imagine questioning a conceited Emperor at his Royal Press Conference! Magpie Puppets brings fun and fascination to your event with engaging stories, clever staging, unique handmade puppets, and live music. Geared to ages 3-10, Magpie Puppets performs at schools, libraries, birthday parties and cultural events throughout New England. You can see puppeteer Maggie Whalen on public TV's Curious George show in the live action segment of the "Sock Monkey Opera" episode.
Maggie was great with the kids at our twin's birthday party. With wide range of ages (from 3 to 16) she kept kids engaged with the sing-along pre-show and the puppet show. Our shy 3 year old was overwhelmed by the crowd of people in one place, but Meggie's voice was soft and welcoming, and our daughter finally join in and enjoyed the show. The puppet show (Eeyors birthday) was funny and entertaining. I was very happy Magpie Puppets were part of our celebration! All adults loved the show too.
Response from Magpie Puppets:
Thank you, Lana! It was a pleasure performing for your family and friends. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it!
Price Range: $250-$350, plus travel expenses where applicable.
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Fun, fascination, and fuel for discussion!
Director Maggie Whalen has been making puppets and performing for families for more than 30 years. In addition to performing. she creates custom puppets for theater, film and individuals. She has led puppet-making workshops for children and adults at schools and colleges, and at Club Med resorts in Guadeloupe and the Dominican Republic.
For parties and libraries, the performance begins with a guitar sing-along, followed by the puppet show, for a total running time of 45 minutes. At school performances, Maggie begins with a demonstration of a wide variety of puppets. The puppet show is followed by a question-and-answer session, for a total running time of 50-60 minutes. Schools are provided with study guides prior to the performance.
Additional Booking Notes
Magpie Puppets performs in indoor venues with a ceiling height of at least eight feet. One three-prong outlet is required, and a solid wall or covered window behind the puppet stage. The puppet stage is approximately 4' X 4'. The Goldilocks table-top show requires a 15' X 6' area.
Past Booked Events
|April 30, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 27, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|November 17, 2013||Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Too many to list!
Magpie Puppets provides the equipment needed for hand puppet shows. For Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as The Three Little Pigs, performed in the table-top style, a well-lit room or a stage with spotlights are required.
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