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Program name: Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater
Program category: Multicultural- Other
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Program length: 35 to 55 minutes
Audience level: Juvenile
Audience size: Up to 350
Program description: Illusion has triumphed. And so has Michael Graham, who gives life, at least momentarily, to a most improbable cast of characters. The New York Daily News The Spring Valley Puppet Theater has been performing for schools and libraries throughout New England for over 30 years. Each performance combines delightfully original scripts, appealing characters, beautifully hand-crafted hand and rod puppets, lighting, music and humor. The result is highly entertaining puppet theater. A highlight of each library program is an informative and exciting behind-the-scenes look at the technique and artistry used in puppet theater, including a demonstration of favorite characters. In most school assembly performances, the front curtain is removed and students are invited to explore the art of puppetry through an insightful and absorbing question and answer period. A wonderful educational experience! Productions include Jack and the Beanstalk (1994 UNIMA Award recipient.) The Three Wishes, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, The Lazy Fox/ El Zorro Perezoso (bilingual,) Puss in Boots, A Holiday Fantasy. All shows play to a maximum audience of 350. Recommended for ages 5 and up / K thru 6th grade. Prices range from $335 to $400 plus travel. Please call for pricing information.
Space/special requirements: Technical Requirements for Puppet Shows The Spring Valley Puppet Theater provides all equipment needed including puppet stage, sound system and lighting. The puppet theater needs an indoor floor area 12' to 20' wide by 6' deep with a 10' ceiling height. (A 9' ceiling height can be accommodated if there are no ceiling obstructions, such as lighting fixtures, beams, etc., within the performance area.) It is best if the puppet stage can be set up on floor level, rather than on a raised platform, true auditoriums being the exception. Set up time is two hours. Take down time is one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes. The audience should be seated at least 10' away from the puppet stage in order to see properly. A room which can be darkened is preferable. An electrical outlet close to the performance area is necessary.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.25
Notes about the fee: Please email me or call for a price quote
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
Program last updated: 03/30/2011
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater
Performer name: Michael Graham
Phone: 203 777-4601
Mailing address: 26 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519-2809
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: White Plains Public Library, The Center for the Arts at Rhinebeck, New Rochelle Library, Rye Reading Room, Eastchester Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/16/2016


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