Magpie Puppets

Puppet Shows from Stoneham, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $350 per event
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Imagine questioning a conceited Emperor about his "new clothes" at a Royal Press Conference! Magpie Puppets performances actively engage children. In Moccasin Stew, children change the scenery with a magic chant. In Eeyore's Birthday, they help Pooh Bear remember birthday protocol. Depending on the age group and venue, each performance opens with a guitar sing-along or a lively lecture/demonstration about how puppets are made and manipulated. Performances run approximately 45-55 minutes and are appropriate for both large assemblies and small groups. Study guides are provided for school performances.

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."
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Private Party

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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!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Maypie Puppets came for our 5 year old birthday at our home to present Eeyore's birthday. The kids and the parents alike loved and enjoyed the show very much. The show was well planned, captivating and full of humor. Thank you Maggie for making the party so memorable. San San

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School Assembly

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The audience was fully engaged. It was interactive and fun! There was audience participation. Maggie did a terrific job. The show was interesting too, as she provided some information at the beginning of the show that really helped student understanding.

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2019
Apr
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
Waltham, MA
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2017
Apr
30
Birthday Party (Kids)
Jamaica Plain, MA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Aug
11
Private Party
Lexington, MA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2014
Mar
14
Hanlon School
Westwood, MA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2014
Mar
2
Birthday Party (Kids)
Winchester, MA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Feb
7
Morse School
Cambridge, MA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2014
Jan
31
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Newton, MA
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
2014
Jan
26
private birthday party
Lincoln, MA
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2014
Jan
25
Learning Circle Preschool
Canton, MA
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2014
Jan
18
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Westborough, MA
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
2013
Nov
17
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Jamaica Plain, MA
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Oct
19
Robbins Library
Arlington, MA
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