VIRTUAL PUPPET SHOWS
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Drawbridge Theater puppet shows are now available for digital online viewing in your school, library, function hall, or any venue hosting a public event. These are the complete versions, just as you'd see them in our theater. All the magic! All the jokes! All the songs! All the fun! Since they're provided online they can be scheduled for any day or any time. The cost is just $50.00 for either one of the longer shows, or two of the shorter shows. The list of selections is below, with more titles being added each month.
THE RUNAWAY FRIED DOUGH MAN: (Hand puppets & Rod puppet) Based on the famous tale of the Runaway Gingerbread Man, this version was written and produced in the 1990s for Whalom Park, the former amusement park in Lunenburg, MA. The puppets displayed in this video are the authentic ones used in those original Whalom Park performances.
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AESOP'S FABLES II: (Hand puppets, Marionette & Shadow puppets) The famous fable-teller Aesop returns along with his chipmunk sidekick Chippy for more wisdom and whimsy. This production includes the fables "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Alien & The Acorns."
WILLY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY: (Marionettes, hand & shadow puppets) Willy the Wizard decides to throw a big Halloween party for all his puppet friends. Among the numerous fairy tale characters attending are three guests (the witch, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella's stepmother) who scheme to ruin the party for their own mischievous delight. Willy, of course, saves the day (and the party) in the end. An original story.
THE THREE PIGS: (Hand puppets) This classic tale tells the story of three brother pigs who leave home to find their way in the world. First thing on their list they must provide shelters for themselves, ones that can hold up to nature's challenges - such as the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf. In doing so the pigs learn the timeless lesson of building things to last, rather than just for the moment.
RAPUNZEL: (Marionettes, hand & shadow puppets) The classic fairy tale of a young woman with long golden hair named Rapunzel, who's locked in a high tower by an evil witch determined to keep the poor girl as her servant. When Frederick, a young merchant's son, wanders by and overhears Rapunzel singing, events are set in motion which lead to Rapunzel not only discovering true love, but a way of escaping the selfish witch's control.
THE NUTCRACKER: (Marionettes & shadow puppets) Our version focuses on the E. T. A. Hoffmann story that serves as the foundation of the popular holiday ballet: from young Clara first receiving the wooden Nutcracker as a gift, to the exciting Christmas Eve battle with the Mouse King, to the imaginative and humorous back-story that takes the viewer into the royal palace of Princess Pirlipat and the nutseller's shop in Candytown. One of our largest productions, this will delight young and old.
THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF: (Marionettes, hand & shadow puppets) After inviting his mother over to see his new home beneath a bridge, a bumbling troll finds himself having to prepare her requested meal - billy goat stew! The only problem: getting a nice, juicy billy goat to add to his recipe! Told with a touch of music and a heaping dose of humor.
THE FROG PRINCE: (Hand & shadow puppets) After a handsome prince is turned into a frog by a troublesome witch, he must convince a passing princess of his true identity in order to overturn the wicked spell. This famous tale of a broken promise is told with humor and music, and of course ends happily for all.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (Marionettes, hand & shadow puppets) This beloved tale of romance and adventure has been retold for generations - and for good reason.
It follows the story of Brier Rose, a beautiful young princess, who after incurring the wrath of an evil fairy falls into an enchanted sleep. The only way she can be awoken is by a kiss from a handsome prince. Upon arriving at Brier Rose's tower chamber, this prince finds his way blocked by an evil dragon. Can the prince defeat the dragon and rescue the sleeping princess?
PINOCCHIO (Marionettes, rod & shadow puppets)
Perhaps the most famous marionette story of all time, this classic tale follows the adventures of a wooden marionette who magically comes to life and must learn valuable lessons about right and wrong before he can achieve his goal of becoming a real flesh and blood boy. Songs, humor and suspense help tell the story and bring it to its heartwarming conclusion.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: (Marionettes & shadow puppets) Presented here is the famous story of a young girl bringing a basket of goodies to her dear grandmother's cottage deep in the woods. Along the way she meets a sneaky wolf who convinces her to stray from the forest path, giving the wolf a chance to arrive at the cottage first and put into place his dastardly plan. All ends happily though for Little Red and her grandmother as a funny twist ending teaches the wolf a lesson he'll never forget. Humor and songs enhance this marionette production.
THE CHINESE NIGHTINGALE: (Marionette & shadow puppets) Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, this show tells the story of a Chinese emperor who, while possessing much wealth and power, discovers - with the assistance of a helpful little bird - that he has much to learn about the even more valuable riches of nature.
PETER RABBIT: (Hand, shadow & rod puppets) The beloved Beatrix Potter tale is presented and expanded upon in this melodious pop-opera version; filled with vivid scenes and colorful characters. Not only do you meet rabbits, radishes and cunning cats - you hear them sing too! One of our most fun-filled shows, with a valuable message about respecting each other's belongings.
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... or two of these shorter shows.
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THE ADVENTURES OF PERSEUS: (Marionette, hand & shadow puppets) Based on the myth from Ancient Greece, this thrilling tale follows the adventures of the youth Perseus as he outwits diabolical witches, battles sea serpents, and confronts the legendary Medusa - an evil creature whose very eyes can turn her opponents to stone. He even finds time to rescue a beautiful princess. One of our most exciting shows!
HANSEL & GRETEL: (Marionettes & shadow puppets) First appearances may be too good to be true for well-meaning siblings Hansel & Gretel, who come upon a house made of candy deep in the woods of Germany. Inside the house they find a sinister witch! But all is not lost as they outsmart their wicked enemy and find their way home safely - and with riches to boot!
JACK & THE BEANSTALK: (Marionetts, hand & shadow puppets)The timeless story of the brave boy Jack who climbs a magical beanstalk to a world in the clouds where an evil giant dwells. Once there Jack meets a kind-hearted fairy, a talking harp, and a wondrous hen who lays golden eggs.
WITCH MATILDA & THE FRIGHT CONTEST: (Marionettes, hand & shadow puppets) Poor Witch Matilda. For four years in a row she's lost the prestigious Fright Contest to her boastful rival - the Painful Band-aid Monster! But this year she's determined to win - and she thinks she's figured out how - with Scream Drops. Will she finally be able to defeat her arch rival?
CHICKEN LITTLE: (Hand puppets) A peaceful day on the farm is interrupted when Chicken Little is struck on the head by a falling apple, and mistakes it for a piece of the sky. After alarming all her other feathered friends they head out to tell the king, only to be misled by Foxy Loxy, who recognizes an opportunity for himself to gain a great feast. All, of course, ends happily with everyone learning a valuable lesson - including Foxy Loxy.
THE FISHERMAN & HIS WIFE:(Hand and rod puppets)
Life changes dramatically for a poor fisherman and his wife after he catches a magic flounder on his line. An escalating series of wishes follows, each one increasing the wealth and social position of he and his wife, yet none ever satisfying her need for more. An easy-to-follow morality tale with the dual message of trying to find happiness regardless of one's situation, and not letting power go to your head.
SNOW WHITE & THE TWO DWARFS: (Hand & shadow puppets) The queen is jealous! Her stepdaughter, the princess Snow White, has been deemed the most beautiful in the land and this the vain queen can't tolerate. Knowing her stepmother wishes her ill, Snow White flees into the forest where two kindly dwarfs shelter her in their cottage. The jealous queen, however, finds out and isn't about to let poor Snow White live in peace.
THE THREE BEARS: (Hand puppets) The famous tale of a fussy little girl named Goldilocks who enters into the cottage of a family of bears while they're away. Unaware who lives there, Goldilocks makes herself at home by sampling their porridge, chairs and beds - not satisfied until she finds the one which is "just right." A fun, simple tale for even the youngest to enjoy.
SANTA & THE CHRISTMAS TROLLS: (Marionettes & Shadow puppets) This all-original marionette production tells the tale of two toy-making trolls who hope Santa Claus will take their toys with him on Christmas Eve. However, as in years past, Santa finds the troll toys not as appropriate as his elf toys. The jealous trolls hatch a plan to leave Santa no choice but to take their toys...but will their scheme be foiled?
AESOP'S FABLES: (Hand puppets & shadow puppets) Join Aesop, the famed Ancient Greek storyteller, and his sidekick Chippy the Chipmunk, as they explore three of his most enduring fables: The Lion & The Mouse, The Grasshopper & The Ant, and The Tortoise & The Hare. Music and humor combine with colorful characters to offer an entertaining treat, each fable of course concluding with a wise moral that both the young and old can learn from. A perfect choice for school groups!
ALADDIN: (Marionette & shadow puppets) Based on the classic Arabian Knight's tale, Drawbridge Theater's production tells the story of a young man named Aladdin, and his rivalry with the wicked sorcerer Mr. Foo for control of an enchanted lamp and the wondrous wish-granting genie it contains. Aladdin is helped along the way by the beautiful Princess Iris, who herself becomes a captive of the evil sorcerer. Will Aladdin be able to save the princess and recapture the lamp in time before Mr. Foo can put in place his diabolical scheme?
THE BRAVE TAILOR: (Hand puppets) This simple tale follows the exploits of a hard-working tailor, who after swatting down seven flies in his workshop, ventures out into the world to proclaim his impressive deed of killing 'seven in one blow.' Coming upon a fearsome giant who doubts the boastful claim, (believing the boast is referring to giants rather than flies) the tailor is forced to use his wits to prove through a series of contests which of the two of them is indeed the strongest - demonstrating, if used wisely, brains can indeed outdo brawn.
CINDERELLA: (Marionette & shadow puppets) The most famous rags-to-riches love story of them all! Here is the timeless tale of the poor soot-covered girl with a heart of gold who - though taken advantage of by her stepmother and stepsisters - gets a chance to attend the royal ball, where she falls in love with the handsome prince. Our version offers plenty of music, humor and magic.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: (Marionettes & shadow puppets) What's in a name? In this story everything! After helping a poor miller's daughter out of a sticky situation by spinning straw into gold, a strange little man demands a huge payment in return - her first child once she becomes queen. A year later he returns to collect his payment, and the woman (now indeed the queen) can only save her baby if she can guess the strange man's name. Music and humor abound in this retelling of a classic fairy tale.
THE PRINCESS & THE PEA: (Hand puppets) Are the upper classes truly more discerning than the lower classes? That question and more are explored in this humorous retelling of this classic fairy tale as a meddling queen - seeking a quality bride for her royal son - finds that her snobbish viewpoints might not quite line up with reality.