Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Secret of the Puppet's Book
Program category: Literature- Other
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Program length: 25-30 minutes
Audience level: Preschool
Audience size: flexible
Program description: Open Hand Theater’s literacy production about the wonderful world of reading. Meet Lewis, a most extraordinary puppet who finds fun, adventure, and some interesting friends in the magical pages of the books he finds. With the delightful music of storyteller Bill Harley and some magical puppetry Lewis takes us on a journey through the imagination.
Space/special requirements: The performance requires a minimum area 12’ deep x 15’ wide x 10’ high. A raised stage is recommended for large audiences (over 100) but may be played in a more intimate setting for smaller groups. Power for sound system also required.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Travel fees apply to venues beyond 60 miles from Syracuse, NY. Discounts applied for back-to-back performances in same venue
Other notes: Objectives of the performance: To Engage young children in a colorful, enchanting performance To Celebrate imagination and enjoyment of reading To Help children participate in identification of familiar ideas and things in stories and books To Reinforce respect for others, differences in likes and dislikes To Introduce the fun of learning to read
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 04/05/2011
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Open Hand Theater
Performer name: Open Hand Theater
Phone: 315-476-0466
Mailing address: 518 Prospect Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13208
E-mail address:
Performer's agent: Laura Derr
Previous appearances at: Onondaga Free Library, Southworth Library Association, Palace Theater, Hamilton, NY, United Way - SAEYC, Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/14/2016


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