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Private Events and Parties

A one year old meeting Olympia Octopus

A one year old meeting Olympia Octopus

The secret to The Puppettes' success with keeping kids (and adults!) engaged during their entire show:  include a blend of music, puppets, movement, and change it up!  


  • Leon the Lion learns how to make friends

  • Tony the Grouchy Trash Tree engages the kids' help to transform him into his beautiful Orange Tree Self

  • Chi Chi the feisty little green monster learns how to share

  • And many many more!! (customized and age-appropriate for each show)


FOR GROUPS OF CHILDREN AGES 1-2:  shows include lots of hands-on interaction with the puppets, movement, and rhythm.

FOR GROUPS OF CHILDREN AGES 3-5:  shows incorporate more humor, interactive activities, and dancing. 

FOR GROUPS OF CHILDREN AGES 5-10:  shows include more wacky characters, helping puppet friends with problem-solving, and the tricky, high-energy, "Count to Ten Freeze Dance". 

FOR GROUPS OF ALL AGES:  shows include all of the above!



Package Options

Below are the four available options, ranging from a 30 minute to 50 minute show:

1. Classic Show (Two-Performers)   2. Circle Show   3. Smaller Circle Show 


Here at Penny and the Puppettes, we work with you to plan the best show for your individual needs.  We take everything into consideration-- location size, age range of children, group size, etc.-- to customize a show just for you.  We always try to accommodate any special requests or requirements when possible.

 

ITEMS INCLUDED WITH EACH SHOW:  

FOR FESTIVALS, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, CAMPS, AND CORPORATE EVENTS:

  • Creator Jane Stratten's critically acclaimed album Uh Oh, There's Something Underneath My Bed (in libraries nationwide) sent ahead of time that features some of the songs that will be performed.

  • A coloring worksheet of one of our puppet friends.

FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES:

  • Creator Jane Stratten's critically acclaimed album Uh Oh, There's Something Underneath My Bed (in libraries nationwide) sent ahead of time that features some of the songs that will be performed.

  • A Penny and the Puppettes silicone bracelet for each child to take home after the show.

 

CONTENT INCLUDED IN EACH SHOW:

For Festivals, Schools, Libraries, Camps, and Corporate Events:

  • In brief humorous sketches before each song, we empower the children to help the puppets deal with common issues such as shyness, peer-pressure, bullying, caring for nature and the environment, and respecting both the feelings of themselves and of others.

  • Many songs incorporate easy-to-follow movements and lyrics, allowing the children to be fully engaged with the show!

For Birthday Parties:

  • Birthday child (and any siblings) get special shout outs during the show and celebratory hugs and high fives from some of the puppets

  • Opportunities for each child to participate in the musical fun when we pass out maracas and later on hand puppets during special moments in the show.

  • Personalized lively song (including the birthday child's name) where the kids gather round flying finger butterfly and bat puppets (Great photo-op!)


1.  Classic Show, Two-Performers

Groups under 25 kids get to meet the puppets up close!

Groups under 25 kids get to meet the puppets up close!

A 45 to 50 minute bonanza of catchy music, talking-singing-muppet-style puppets, and interactive activities to keep children engaged and entertained for the entire show.  This show includes:

  • Wide variety of lovable, funny puppets- We make all of the voices!

  • Colorful puppet theater with big windows, sound system with headset mic

  • Sing-alongs to classic children's songs for groups of very young children  (Old MacDonald, If You're Happy and You Know It, etc.)

  • Fun, interactive dancing and movement:  Groups of younger kids love the Hokey Pokey while the older kids try to outsmart the Count to 10 Freeze Dance

  • Listening to and helping our puppets with their problems; being good friends!

  • Multi-dimensional use of puppet theater with puppets popping out through the windows at the same time that one of us is engaging the kids out front

  • For certain performances, we offer a full-body costume transformation into one of our costumed characters of your choice:

    • Captain Traptain the Confused Pirate bumbles his way around to find his parrot while the kids flutter baby-bat finger puppets!

    • Belladonna the Butterfly Fairy Princess arrives for a spectacular ending with the children fluttering butterfly finger puppets!

Classic Show set up with Two Performers

Classic Show set up with Two Performers


Have a small space and/or small group?  


Circle Show set-up with mini curtains clipped on top

Circle Show set-up with mini curtains clipped on top

2.  Circle Show (40 minutes)

3. **Smaller Circle Show (30 minutes)

These options works best for fewer than 15 kids and are catered to ages 1-5.  Similar to the Classic show with our inclusion of talking-singing-muppet-style puppets and interactive activities to keep children engaged, but scaled down and less theatrical.  These two options include:

  • Sitting on the floor and performing next to the kids

  • Small panels to hide puppets instead of puppet theater

  • Smaller speaker for recorded music

  • Small maracas for each kid to shake along to ukulele accompaniment of children’s favorites (Wheels on the Bus, If You’re Happy and You Know it)

  • Small hand puppets for each child to hold during ukulele accompaniment of Old MacDonald

  • Movement includes dancing/bopping to the Hokey Pokey

    *Smaller Circle Show doesn’t include CD or Penny & the Puppettes bracelets