Maggie was fantastic with our kids. I was a little nervous that they wouldn't be able to sit for the entire performance, but she kept them so engaged that the time wasn't an issue. The kids laughed through the entire performance and loved meeting the puppets after!
In addition to puppet shows for children, Magpie Puppets offers a shadow puppet show for adults called Shadow Songs and Stories. The show includes five songs and two short stories, all performed with humor and hand-cut shadow puppets.
Magpie Puppets performs puppet shows in the Boston area and throughout New England and participates in the New England States Touring Program. Birthday party puppet shows take place in your home and make your child's party memorable (and manageable!) Please note that the maximum travel distance for birthday parties is 30 miles.
Director Maggie Whalen is an active member of the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry and has served on its Board in various capacities. She is also a member of Puppeteers of America.
You can see Maggie Whalen teaching puppet-making during the live-action video segment of the Curious George episode entitled "Sock Monkey Opera" on PBS stations across the country. This episode is shown with another episode called "Auctioneer George."