Beauty and the Beast(s)

An old merchant gets caught picking a rare flower in the Beast’s garden. The merchant’s daughter Rose – a skilled botanist – volunteers to work in the Beast’s prize-winning garden to save her father. As the beautiful garden grows, so do Rose’s feelings for the Beast. When the Beast’s castle is attacked, poor Rose gets caught in the middle.

With musical guest, violinist Maya Shanker.

Performed 3-22-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties and Maya Shanker. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Country Lion & The City Lion

City Lion decides to visit his cousin Country Lion. City Lion loves the wide-open spaces of his cousin’s massive estate. Country Lion wants to enjoy the late-night dining of the city and City Lion is more than happy to take him. Despite the usual issues of being lions living amongst humans, they find comfort and acceptance. A rip-roaring twist on “The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse”.

Performed 3-23-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Andy’s Little Helpers and Sleeping Beauty

The King and Queen celebrate the birth of their beautiful daughter Aurora with a humungous party.  A crotchety old witch rages because she hasn’t been invited and puts a curse on the lovely newborn, dooming her to perish on her 18th birthday. Thankfully, the good fairy uses her magic to ensure Aurora’s life will be spared. But, as with most fairytales, there’s a catch.

Performed 3-23-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Rapunzel

A puppet adaptation of the beloved fairy-tale “Rapunzel”.

Rapunzel has been stuck in a tower all her life, kept there by the witch who had spirited her away as a baby. One day a young man stumbles upon Rapunzel in her tower. Rapunzel is excited to meet someone she can share her favorite treats with and uses her long, luxurious hair to let him up. Unfortunately, their friendship is threatened when the witch learns of the young man’s visits.

Part of a special Morsel Morals puppet show, full of food-related morals.

Performed 3-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Two Little Pigs and A Monkey

Two pigs and their adopted brother Monkey settle into their new cozy homes, but the not-so-Big Bad Wolf shows up to ruin it all. Cheeky Monkey won’t have any of that, so he turns his forest home into a banana battle zone to deal with the rascally wolf.

Performed 3-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Beauty and The Beast

A lovely puppet adaptation of the beloved fairytale, “Beauty and The Beast”.

An old merchant picks a lovely flower for his darling daughter Ophelia on his way back home. The flower turns out to belong to a fierce monster’s garden, and the merchant is confronted by the beast. The merchant is promised freedom if he can find a replacement to live with the beast in his castle. Brave Ophelia volunteers to protect her father. She soon discovers that inside the beast’s frightful shell, there is a gentle and lonely soul.

Performed 3-2-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Sheep’s Clothing Curse

Waldo the little Wolfie goes prowling for some sheep. His attempt at grabbing a lamb goes from bad to worse when the Witch catches him messing with her flock. With a swift “bonk” from the Witch’s magic broom, Wolfie finds himself in a sheep suit a little too snug for his liking.

Opens with a special musical duet with Andy and a talented member of the audience.

Performed 3-2-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Little mer-Maid

Little whale goes in search of the little mermaid, running into a number of his undersea friends along the way. When he finally finds little mermaid, she’s taken on an unexpected career path. Part three of a special “Letter M” Puppet Show.

Performed 3-1-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.