Margaret Moody offers solo shows for school and library groups of up to 100 people. For preschool groups, she performs a program of two short stories. She also offers a private party program of a short show -- either "Mathilda's Bath" or "Cow and Mouse's Picnic" and a simple puppet-making activity. For more information, please contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BADGER MEETS THE FAIRIES
Something in the evening air reminds Mr. Badger of the fairy he saw long ago. Is she back? Or was that only a rustle in the leaves? Join the badger as he goes to help the magical and sometimes mischievous fairies with a project. Original music by Alison Plante. Best for ages four and up.
MONKEY WREAKS HAVOC IN HEAVEN
The magical Monkey King makes mischief in the Heavens, eating all of the
Jade Emperor's peaches and Lao-tze's elixirs. Traditional music arranged
by Kevin and Rose Zhen. Performed with traditional Chinese puppets and
intricate choreography, this show is best for ages five through 100. 40
Watch a Video about The Monkey King produced by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. http://youtu.be/dtVSv6QJhd0
TROLLS IN THE KITCHEN
Trinka's lovely Swedish kitchen is kept clean and neat by helpful tomte, little elves who live in the cabinets. When Trinka takes the tomte for granted and doesn't thank them for their help, the tomte move out. Two messy, greedy trolls move in. Set design by Sandra Pastrana and original music by Alison Reid Plante. Best for ages four to ten. 35 minutes
THE TROLLS AND THE TREE
The trolls want to take good care of the fairies' garden, but they also want to make space for their toaster, television and chairs. Can the trolls learn to go green? This story features hand-painted sets by Sandra Pastrana and original music by Alison Plante. Best for ages four and up.
COW AND MOUSE'S PICNIC
Cow and Mouse, who are good friends, go on a picnic together. Cow can't stand to share his cookies. The Thank-You fairy transforms him into a fish so that he can try being an animal that doesn't have to share. This show is performed with original hand puppets, and is best for ages three to six. 25 minutes
Only Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's magic can convince the grimy Mathilda to take a bath. This story is a light-hearted adaptation of a Betty Macdonald story, best for ages four to seven. 20 minutes