Pinocchio: Odd Oatmeal

The kindly Spring Fairy brings Geppetto’s little wooden puppet, Pinocchio, to life. Pinocchio is so grateful and wants to help around the house, even making Geppetto a questionable bowl of oatmeal. A theatrically inclined fox notices Pinocchio and tells the wooden wonder that he may be better suited for the stage.

Performed 12-7-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

The City-Country-City Wolf

A New York City wolf is tired of having her neighbors complaining about her occasional communications with the moon, so she escapes the bright lights to spend time with her country cousin under the starlight. But after a heart-to-heart with her canine kin, she considers a fresh start back in the city.

Performed 11-16-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Frog Monkey Prince

A young Monkey Prince wants to find a lovely princess to wed, but fears rejection because of simian sensibilities. When he frees a fairy from an enchanted stone, she promises the prince anything he desires. He wishes to not be a monkey and the fairy gets creative, turning him into something slimy instead of suave. The frog-monkey prince is sure he’ll find love in his new state, until he runs into a woman who might help.

Performed 11-16-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

“Whatever Weather Would I Have” Puppet Show with Tasha Paley

Author Tasha Paley loves every season, but when the autumn equinox danced into Bank Street Bookstore, she just had to come along. Tasha visited the Yippee Skippy Puppets to share her book “Whatever Weather Would I Have If I Could Rule the Weather?”. With help from the puppets and audience, Tasha spun her wonderful tale of the surprising delights brought about by changing weather patterns and pleasures.

Frog Prince Fruitcake

A wizard is desperate to get the witch Esmeralda’s fruitcake recipe and promises to get the three frogs she needs for it. The wizard proves to be an awful frog-catcher, so he makes a sneaky plan to turn a few unsuspecting people into frogs to satisfy his terrifying taste-buds.

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