Little Red Riding Hood:A Newfangled Prairie Tale – Mesner Puppet Theater
Based on the book by Lisa Campbell Ernst Set amongst America's amber waves of grain, this update to the classic story finds Little Red Riding Hood, nicknamed for her beloved red sweatshirt, pedaling her bike to deliver muffins to her Grandma’s prairie home. A hungry wolf wants the muffin recipe for himself and hatches a plan to steal it from Grandma. Tractor-driving Grandma, of course, won’t put up with such nonsense and puts him to work in her kitchen instead! Based on the adaption by Kansas City-based author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst.
By CactusHead Puppets of Massachusetts The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! Guest artists John and Megan Regan of CactusHead Puppets bring the story of The Pied Piper to life. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. Told with multiple puppetry styles and plenty of dancing rats!
Based on the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!