Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome the Year of the Goat! Show on 2/14

Lion dancing last year!


"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" 
by Margaret Moody
Saturday, February 14 at 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street
Tickets $7; 3 for $20

Come welcome the Year of the Goat with a lively Monkey King story and lion dancing!
About the story: The Monkey King is thrilled to have a job in the Heavenly peach garden but when he isn't invited to a Heavenly banquet he flies off to make some mischief. Margaret Moody presents the story with traditional Taiwanese puppets and choreography -- and traditional monkey humor.
About the lion dance: In Chinese communities people invite lion dancers to bring good luck to all. We invite you and your children to help decorate and dance with our lion.
Please stay for some oo-long tea as well.

To reserve tickets: please email Margaret at galapagospuppets@gmail.com or call her at (781) 643-1228.



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Warm Stories for a Cold Saturday

"Stories from Snowy Lands" by Sparky's Puppets
Saturday, January 10 at 11am & 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street, Arlington
Tickets $7; 3 for $20 (cash or check at the door)

Watch a snowman come to life and visit a toymaker's shop through the gentle magic of Sparky's Puppets. Children as young as 3 will enjoy Sparky's funny shows. 

Show times are 11am and 2pm, tickets are $7 at the door. Enjoy puppet-play and coffee after either show.

After the 2pm show we invite you to stay for "Puppets Together," a workshop for parents and children to make simple puppets and practice ways to use them in shows at home. Best for ages 4 and up. Show plus workshop: Parent/child pair: $30; Parent/child/child: $40. 3pm to 4:30.

For more information or to reserve tickets: call Margaret at (781) 643-1228 or email galapagospuppets@gmail.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Stories from Snowy Lands" on January 10th

"Stories from Snowy Lands" by Sparky's Puppets

Saturday, January 10th at 11am & 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts
Tickets $7; 3 for $20, cash at the door
(may be reserved by emailing galapagospuppets@gmail.com or calling Margaret at (781) 643-1228

The warmest way to spend a January Saturday is with Sparky's Puppets. Watch a snowman come to life, then giggle at the antics of an ice-fishing bear in "Stories from Snowy Lands." Sparky's gentle humor appeals to children as young as 3 and keeps their parents and grandchildren laughing too. Come for the show; stay for puppet-play and coffee.

Sparky Davis has been performing favorite children's stories for schools, libraries and festivals throughout New England for more than 30 years. Each of her shows features colorful hand puppets and plenty of audience participation.

"Stories from Snowy Lands" is the third show of this winter's Saturdays with Puppets series of fine puppetry for families at Arlington Center for the Arts. Still to come:

"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, February 14 at 2pm

"Cow and Mouse's Picnic" and "Mathilda's Bath" by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Come meet Badger on December 6th


"Badger Meets the Fairies" by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, December 6 at 2pm

Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Tickets $7; 3 for $20, cash at the door

Mr. Badger flies off to help the fairies with a project in their garden. Can he stay and learn to fly? Join Margaret Moody for a hand puppet show based on European fairy lore. Original puppets and sets built by Sandra Pastrana and Margaret; lilting music by Alison Plante. Best for ages 4 and up.

We hope you'll stay after the show to create your own fairy!

Want to reserve a ticket? please email galapagospuppets@gmail.com or call Margaret at (781) 643-1228.