Beauty and the Beast: The Magnificent Horticulturist

A puppet retelling of the fabulous fairytale in which the beautiful Rose must become the head horticulturist for the Beast’s huge garden or lose her father. However, as time goes by a surprising friendship grows between the Beast and Rose.

Performed 6-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Henry Wong.

Pond Party Gruff

A hopping good puppet rendition of the fairytale “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. Two frogs and their turtle friend have to avoid getting eaten by the very hungry bridge troll so they can get to a pool party on the other side. With some kind words and sound advice, will the troll give up on his pond-folk eating ways?

Performed 6-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Henry Wong.

The Boy Who Dreamed Wolf

Ninja Monkey has an uncommon case of stage fright during his introduction of today’s Fractured Fables Show.

Ben the One-Sheep Shepherd Boy is bored and tells a tall tale of how he scared off a mighty wolf from his flock. The cheese-maker decides to round up a posse to go after the imaginary villain and catch an innocent she-wolf. Ben discovers her caged in the town square and, filled with guilt, he fights to set her free.

Performed 6-7-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties.

The Princess and the Pea

The Royal Family want to find the perfect bride for their son. They pile mattresses on a pea and invite all the fair princesses to spend a night upon their wild construction, but each princess proves too thick-skinned to feel the pea. The Royals are ready to throw in the towel until a lost and tired peasant girl finds herself an unknowing participant in their test.

Performed 6-1-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Frog Prince Paul

Prince Paul swiftly rides through the forest on his mighty steed to make his tea time date with the princess. When he’s harshly dismounted and loses his horse, Paul must make his journey on foot. Suddenly, a witch appears offering to sell him a “horse”, which Paul kindly declines. Upset at his rejection of her wares, the witch changes the poor prince into a frog. The witch promises to reveal how to change Frog Prince Paul back, but it is the princess who must pay a hefty price for the secret.

Performed 5-25-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.