Join us for our 2020 Free Puppet Series in Homer! There are four shows all at the Center for the Arts in Homer (72 S. Main St. Homer, NY 13077) @ 10:30 am. After each show, the audience will get a quick peek backstage to see how the magic is made, and a free interactive workshop! Here is the schedule for 2020:
March 21st – CANCELLED and will be RESCHEDULED
Alfonso’s Miniature Orchestra – performed by LilySilly 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 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.
June 20th – Hoboken Chicken Emergency – performed by Penelope Puppets
Based on Daniel Pinkwater’s book, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency is about a little boy and his 266 pound chicken, Henrietta. When the chicken gets loose, ruffling the feathers of the citizens of Hoboken, there’s only one way to save the day! Live music! Marionettes! A Giant Chicken! More TBA!
August 15th – Crankies for Kids!– performed by Marina Gershon & Isaac Sharp
Crankies are scrolling stories told with puppets and music! See the Duck Odyssey: the story of one lost rubber duck and its journey across the sea. And The Biggest Beet – a fairy tale about animals and a very stubborn beet! Live music from Matt Ocone. All ages.
November 21st – Wanda & 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.
After the show – make your own hand puppet to take home! Free!
Free workshops after each show!
Stay after the show and make your own puppet to take home!