Galapagos Puppet Theater
New England Solo Shows
Margaret with Mr Badger

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 galapagospuppets@gmail.com.

Badger Meets the Fairies

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.

The Monkey King

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 minutes

Watch a Video about The Monkey King produced by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. http://youtu.be/dtVSv6QJhd0

Trolls in the Kitchen

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 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'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

Mathilda's Bath

MATHILDA'S BATH

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

Contact for Galapagos and solo shows:

In New England: Margaret Moody, galapagospuppets@gmail.com

In Greater New York Area: Madeleine Beresford, mbny@galapagospuppets.com