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Farm and Town Fables

 

“Cow and Mouse’s Picnic” and “Mathilda’s Bath”
by Margaret Moody

Saturday, March 14 at 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Tickets $7; 3 for $20
(tickets may be reserved via [email protected] or call Margaret at (781) 643-1228)

Spring is almost here. Cow and Mouse are frolicking at a picnic — but do they have to share their cookies? In in the second story, Mathilda wallows in the mud. Can Mom coax her into the tub? Join Margaret Moody for two funny fables for ages 3 and up. We hope you’ll stay around for puppet-play and coffee after the show.

On March 14, the Saturdays with Puppets series teams up with Arlington Center for the Arts to offer a puppet workshop after the show from 3 to 4:30. Make puppets with fabric and paper; then practice your show with your family. More info:acarts.org/classes.php

 

Mischief with the Monkey King

Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven
by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets
 
Saturday 2/14 at 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts
Tickets $7; 3 for $20, cash or check
(can be reserved by emailing [email protected]
or calling Margaret at (781) 643-1228)
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with a funny Monkey King puppet show performed with traditional Taiwanese puppets and choreography. Please stay after to decorate and dance with a New Year lion. And drink a little oolong tea!

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 [email protected] or call her at (781) 643-1228.

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 [email protected]

“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 [email protected] 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

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 [email protected] or call Margaret at (781) 643-1228.

“Saturdays with Puppets” continues on December 6

“Badger Meets the Fairies” by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street

Tickets $7; 3 for $20, cash or check at the door
may be reserved by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 781 643-1228


Mr. Badger is thrilled to meet Blossom, a flower fairy, in the garden. He flies away with her to help the fairies build a playground. But then it’s complicated: the fairies won’t use cement; and Mr. Badger wants to learn to fly. Join Margaret Moody for a gentle tale based on European fairy lore. Best for ages four and up.

“Badger Meets the Fairies” features puppets and sets built by Sandra Pastrana and Margaret Moody and a music score created by Alison Plante of Berklee College of Music.

Please stay after the show for puppet-play — and coffee for grown-up friends.

NOTE: there will be ONE SHOW on December 6th, at 2pm.

“Cow and Mouse’s Picnic” and Mathilda’s Bath”

“For I’ll be there, puttin’ down my tophat, mussin’ up my shirtfront. . . “
(“Tophat” by Irving Berlin)
“Cow and Mouse’s Picnic” and “Mathilda’s Bath”
by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

Saturday, January 11, 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street, Arlington

Can Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and a tap-dancing Grandpa convince Mathilda to take a bath? And can an undersea adventure teach Cow to share? Margaret Moody answers these questions and more in “Mathilda’s Bath,” based on a Mrs. Piggle Wiggle story by Betty MacDonald and in “Cow and Mouse’s Picnic,” a funny farm fable.
Tickets $7; 3 for $20; can be reserved by e-mailing [email protected]
Come for the show; stay for coffee and puppet-play afterward. Hope to see you there!
Still to come in this winter’s “Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts”:

“Monkey and the Year of the Horse” by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm

“The Carrot Salesman” by Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace Theater

Saturday, March 15 at 11 am and 2 pm

“Cow and Mouse’s Picnic” and “Mathilda’s Bath” 1/11 at 2 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
“Cow and Mouse’s Picnic”
and “Mathilda’s Bath”
Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m.
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street, Arlington

To share or not to share? That’s a tough question for Cow
and Mouse in Galapagos Puppets’ funny farm fable, “Cow and Mouse’s Picnic.” And, in “Mathilda’s Bath,” Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Mathilda answer the tough
question of whether or not to take a bath. Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets
brings the stories to the small stage with lots of animals and barnyard humor.
Best for families with children ages three and up.

Come for the show; stay for coffee and puppet-play
afterwards.
Tickets $7; 3 for $20, at the door or may be reserved by
e-mailing [email protected]

Join Dream Tale Puppets for “Jack and the Beanstalk” 12/7

Join Dream Tale Puppets for

 “Jack and the Beanstalk”
 This Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m.
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street

Tickets $7; 3 for $20
Available at the door or by e-mailing [email protected] or
calling Margaret at 781-643-1228

 

Please stay for coffee and puppet-play afterwards!

More puppetry fun in 2014:

“Mathilda’s Bath” and “Cow and Mouse’s Picnic”
by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm

“Monkey and the Year of the Horse”
by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm

“The Carrot Salesman”
by Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace Theater
Saturday, March 15 at 11 am and 2 pm