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.

Little Red Santa Riding Hood

Patsy puts on her bizarre Santa-shaped riding hood to take goodies to her grandma’s house. She runs into a wolf who sneakily learns of her destination and runs ahead for a granny-sized treat. Things soon go wrong for the wolf when he’s introduced to grandma and her terrible potty-problems.

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

Goldilocks and The Mammalsteins

Papa Bear, Mama Raccoon and their son Pup go on a walk while they wait for their porridge to cool. A very lost Goldilocks happens upon the trio’s cottage and lets herself in. Famished from trudging through the woods, Goldilocks gobbles up all of Pup’s porridge. She finds herself in big trouble when the family catches her asleep in Pup’s chair. Thankfully, Goldilocks’ comes up with a delicious way to apologize for her porridge-pinching.

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

The Musicians of Bremen

Fate brings together a cat, dog, pig and frog who want to become famous singers. After an improvisational test song together goes well, they go in search of the perfect rehearsal space. The perfect spot turns out to be a dilapidated cottage in the middle of the forest, but it’s overrun with bandits!

Performed 5-24-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Ugly Froggling

A sad frog wants to have a little tadpole of her own. When she finds an abandoned egg, she happily sits on it. In no time, the egg hatches she is surprised to find a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex. Instead of running away in fright, the frog decides to raise the darling dinosaur as her own. The new mother only hopes others will be as accepting of him.

Performed 5-24-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

“Not the Quitting Kind” Puppet Show Special with Sarra Roth

Author Sarra J. Roth joins the Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater for an Ogre-rific retelling of The Three Little Pigs and a special reading of her debut children’s book Not The Quitting Kind.

Performed 5-12-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Emperor Monsters New Clothes

The mightiest Monster Emperor in the land is also the most fashionable. In preparation for a big ball coming up, the Emperor makes a kingdom-wide call for the newest, fanciest styles out there. A scheming tailor hears about the Emperor’s command and shows up with an amazing new trend: invisible fabric!

Performed 5-18-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.