We produce an annual series of children’s’ puppet shows. Shows are the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am at The Cherry Artspace (102 Cherry St.,Ithaca NY). The series runs from September through June. Here is the schedule for 2018-19.
September 1st- Wanda and the 3 Potions– performed by Lily Silly Puppets
Wanda the Wizard has always been very helpful on the set of Aunt Irene’s variety show, but her new potions are making a magical mess. See the singing Ms. Lips, a many eyed monster, a celebrity giraffe and more! Live music by classically trained Matthew Ocone.
October 6th- Alfonso’s Miniature Orchestra– performed by Lily Silly Puppets
Alfonso lives with his grandmother in Southern Spain and isn’t allowed to study music. When he falls in love with the guitar, his only help comes from a flamenco-dancing guitar master who teaches him the secrets of the instrument. A great intro to classical music for kids. Live music by classically trained guitarist Matthew Ocone. Featuring music from Spanish Masters, including Granados, Albeniz and Tárrega.
November 3rd- Crankies for Kids!– performed by Marina Gershon and Isaac Sharp
Duck Odyssey: On January 10, 1992 a cargo container full of rubber ducks and other plastic toys fell off of a ship into the Pacific Ocean, spilling it’s contents. In the years since, these durable little seafarers have washed up on beaches around the world. This is the story of one such rubber duck and its journey across the sea.
December 1st, 10:30am – The Cat of Dovrefjell- an antique puppet show performed by Magic Garden Puppets
February 2nd, 10:30 am – Miss Angie’s Magical Shadow Theater – performed by Miss Angie
Miss Angie’s Magical Shadow Theater uses simple elements of light and shadow with dramatic live music to create a show that is exciting and engaging for the whole family.
March 2nd, 10:30 am – Shadow Short for Kids – performed by LilySilly Puppets
Hear the tale of the Cabbage Girl, see the dancing
robot ballet and much more in this dynamic collection
of short shadow puppet shows. Get a glimpse into how shadow puppets work with Lily and Matt after the performance.
April 6th, 10:30 am – Aunt Irene’s Variety Show – performed by LilySilly Puppets
See a singing sloth, the mysterious Linked Lizard,
Rosita the flamenco dancer and Wanda the Wizard.
Things seem to go awry as a needy witch casts spells
to compete with Aunt Irene’s cast. Live music by
May 4th, 10:30 am – Pulcinella – performed by Lilypad Puppet Theatre
A “micro-philharmonic” of musicians will perform
Stravinsky’s much beloved Pulcinella to an original
shadow show by Lilypad Puppet Theatre. The many
inhabitants of a local pond come alive as Pulcinella the
frog hops in and out of trouble. In collaboration with
***June 8th, 10:30 am – Vintage Marionette Show – performed by Magic Garden Puppets
Magic Garden Puppets perform folk and fairy tales from
many lands with their antique string controlled puppets
called marionettes. With live music and a chance to meet
the puppets after the show!
*** 2nd Saturday in June!