The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!

Show length- 40 min. plus Q&A after the show.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood's anxious mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but to get home safely she and her grandmother will have to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf. Are Little Red and Grandmother in trouble, or has the wolf bitten off more than he can chew? CactusHead Puppets presents their modern adaptation of this classic story, told with hand puppets and shadow puppets.

Show length- 25 min. plus Q&A after the show.

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Just So Stories

Enjoy these three tales of mischief and magic that tell how some of your favorite animals came to be. Join us for light hearted adaptions of How the Camel Got It's Hump, How the Rhino Got His Skin, and The Beginning of the Armadillos, each told with a different style of puppetry.

Show length- 30 min. plus Q&A after the show.


The Tale of Juan Bobo

Meet Juan Bobo! He always tries to do the right thing, but often makes mistakes. For Juan even the smallest task can lead to the silliest of result, but can Juan Bobo's seemingly foolish actions end up saving the day? Join CactusHead Puppets as they bring this classic Puerto Rican folktale to life and decide for yourself.

Show length- 30 min. plus Q&A after the show.

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The Bremen Town Musicians

CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way.

Show length- 35 min. plus Q&A after the show.

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