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Grey Seal Puppets

About the Artist

Well known for their trademark whimsical approach to storytelling and exquisite puppet design, Grey Seal Puppets offers a variety of puppet performances sure to tickle your fancy. Their repertoire includes a variety of productions from familiar fairy tales (The Emperor’s New Clothes) to original stories (Bathtub Pirates). The company’s thirty-year history includes such honors as three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA (International puppetry organization), the President’s Award from the Puppeteers of America, and the Award for Leadership in Theatre from the NC Theatre Conference.  

2007 Winner, UNIMA Citation of Excellence helps children recognize and put into practice some of life’s most important virtues: courage, perseverance, politeness, and tolerance. Stories include “The Tortoise and the Hare, ”Please,” “The Little Hero of Holland,” and “Frog and Snake.”

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 3/day
Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,156
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $578

Three favorite folk tales from around the world come to life: “The Frog Prince” from Germany, “The Billy Goats Gruff” from Scandinavia, and “The Three Little Pigs” from England. Tangle of Tales is fun or everyone!

(Additional performances are available. Please visit our website).

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 3 /day
Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,156
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $578

This multiple award winning adaptation of The Hans Christian Andersen story takes on a whole new dimension as this classic is transformed into a fable.

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 3/day
Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,156
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $578

OBJECTIVE: To enable students to use the power of puppets to tell stories as a theatre experience. Goals include taking a known story and adapting it to modern day satire as well as recognizing the inherent morals and virtues within each of the stories. Students see a performance by Grey Seal Puppets, create their own puppets, write their own stories and perform them.  

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums80 students, 4 classes /day for 4 days
Total Fee4 days- $1,950
School Portion4 days- $650

References

  • Eileen Slatter, Village Christian Academy, 910-483-5500
  • Kathy Herr, Alden Theatre, 703-790-0123, mail@mcleancenter.org

Website

greysealpuppets.com