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.

The Gingerbread Cupcake Fairy Man

An old woman wants to make a delicious dessert for husband and creates a magnificent Gingerbread Cupcake Fairy Man. Unknown to them, the pretty pastry hears their plans and runs away. The Cupcake Fairy Man’s plight isn’t over as he runs away from a menagerie of creatures that want to gobble him up. When the Cupcake Fairy finally feels safe, he mistakenly lets down his guard and is caught by the old woman. Will she have mercy on the Cupcake Fairy, or have him with a cup of tea?

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

Fractured Fables with Special Guest Benjamin Chaud

Author-Illustrator Benjamin Chaud joins the Yippee Skippy puppets for a bear of a time with a special Fractured Fables event. After a wolfish puppet retelling of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Benjamin delights the audience with a drawing demo while Chelsea Camp reads his beautifully illustrated children’s book The Bear Song.

Benjamin Chaud has illustrated an impressive number of picture books, including the Pomelo The Garden Elephant series. He lives and works in Paris, France.

Performed 4-27-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Little Mermaid with a Special “Baby Song” Intro

Monkey and Frog introduce today’s Fractured Fables with a darling ode to tiny tykes.

A young mermaid falls deeply in love with a prince and asks a sea witch to give her legs so she may be on land with her love. The witch promises to grant her wish, for a price: the mermaid’s magnificent voice. The Little Mermaid tells her friends the exciting news, but when they voice their concerns about her plans, she swims away in a huff. The Little Mermaid gets her wish, but things don’t work out as she hoped. Will her underwater buddies help in her time of need?

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

Jack and the Beanstalk: Dum-Dum Disaster

In this fun-filled puppet adaptation of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, Jack is befriended by the ogre’s pastry-prodigy niece, Isabella. She figures Jack will be safe in the basement, until Uncle Ogre shows up in search of his stash of Dum Dum lollipops.

Performed 5-10-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Rapunzel: A Triscuit Tale

A police officer goes into a rapunzel patch to collect some of the delicious plant for his pregnant wife. Unfortunately, the patch belongs to a witch who threatens to take him to the authorities unless he promises her the first thing he sees when he gets home. Sure of himself, the officer agrees and returns home to find…his newborn daughter! The lovely child is taken in by the witch, who names her Rapunzel and raises her in a tower. Lonely Rapunzel only has her giant puppy, luxuriously long hair and lifetime supply of triscuits to keep her company until she meets a handsome prince.

Performed 7-20-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Frog Prince: Harping Up the Wrong Tree

Prince Charming travels to bring Princess Penelope a magical harp and he runs into a which who tries to steal the lovely gift away. When he tries to resist, the witch turns him into a frog with a bop of her broom. The Frog Prince escapes with the harp and is able to deliver it to Penelope. The Princess hesitantly gives the Frog Prince a kiss, turning him back to Charming. Oddly, Princess Penelope finds herself more attracted to Prince Charming’s amphibious form.

Performed 7-20-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.