school assembly puppet shows

A fabulous thirty minute show, performed by Peter Brizzi (some shows run longer), full-time professional puppeteer with 30 years experience! After the performance, Peter takes down the curtain for a “behind the scenes” tour and puppet demonstration. Question and answer period afterward, time allowing.

 

All of our shows are available for school assemblies.  They are designed to fit into a one hour assembly time frame. They are suitable for K-6. We offer original adaptations of classic tales. Each assembly would be as follows:

Seating of students.
Introduction of artist by principal or designated staff.
Introduction of program by artist.
Performance (varies, average 35 minutes).
Demonstration of puppets and question and answer period.(10-15 minutes).
Dismissal of students.

Each of our shows has a study guide.

Learning value for students

Experience of live theater performance.
Cultivate an appreciation of classical music.
Building of imagination through the visual/auditory experience of puppetry.
An introduction to the arts and specifically the art of puppetry.
Cultivate an appreciation of the English language.
Inspire children to read.
Male role-modeling  (an artistic, gentle male as opposed to the violent, self-absorbed male so often depicted in today’s culture).

Booking an assembly

Contact us directly by phone, fax, e-mail, or mail (Contact Us) for pricing and availablity.
Or contact one of the following organizations whom we are affilated with:

The Art Council of Monterey County  (831)622-9060
San Benito County Arts Commission  (831)637-2952

Insurance
We carry a $1,000,000.00 liability policy.  Certificates of insurance are available on request.

Payment
Payment is due in full on the day of the performance, unless agreed to in writing at time of booking.


Technical requirements:

General:

We bring our own puppet stage. (Click here for stageplot) Our puppet stages are self-contained with their own lighting and sound systems. All we require is one outlet. Only one set up per booking. Two back to back assemblies are encouraged due to set up time. Set up area should be clean and swept, and free of storage. Custodian should be adviced of assembly to accommodate the needs of the artist for setup.

Technical Requirements

Pie-Rats of Penn’s Aunt, Just So Stories, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Night Before Chris Mouse, Goldilocks and the Three Teddybears, The Prince and Princess Show, Dragoon!, The Adventures of Spider and Fly!, Three Little Pigs, Grasshopper and the Ant

Set up space: 6 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep and 7 ft. high.
Room: Multi-purpose room, auditorium, or other. Best if set up on a stage, can be set up on the floor.
Type of show: Hand and rod puppet show.  Natural lighting or dimmed lighting if available.
Type and size of puppets: Rod puppets, measuring from 2′-3′ tall.
Audience size: up to 350
Set up time: 30 minute prior to first assembly.
Strike time (break down): 15 minutes after last assembly.

 

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