Frequently Asked Questions
I have a very small space. How much room do you need? I am able to adapt to almost any size room and squeeze into any size space. That being said, my ideal dimensions for each show are: CLASSIC SHOW- 7’ x 7’, CIRCLE SHOW- 5’ x 5’, SMALLER CIRCLE SHOW- 5’ x 5’
What form of payment is acceptable? I take checks or cash. A check is required for the deposit. The remainder of the payment is paid the day of the show, and can be check or cash.
With the kids being so young, I don’t think they will be able to sit for very long. The beauty of my show is that it is not one long continuous story but rather a variety of short vignettes. Each song has a different puppet (some songs have many puppets!), and a different topic/theme. I include some children’s favorites (Old MacDonald, Wheels on the Bus, etc) and play those songs live on the keyboard or ukulele. During those songs, the children love shaking maracas, and later on holding an animal hand puppet. I get them up on their feet several times for some age-appropriate movement/dancing. Parents often help the very young bop and move around. It’s no problem to shorten the show, but it’s rare that I find we have to.
Can you shorten the show? I have no problem shortening the show if you’d like. If you’re concerned about the kids’ focus, I find parents are constantly impressed and thrilled to see their kids stay engaged the entire performance.
Can you incorporate the theme of my event into your puppet show? Sure! Some of my favorites have been Farm, Cowgirl/Cowboy, Safari, Animal, Puppies, Around the World, Pajama Party, Under the Sea, Princess, and Pirate. I dress up in costumes for some of the themes!
Where are you based out of and how far will you travel? I am based in Brooklyn, NY. I will travel up to 100 miles (fees may be applicable).
Are there any additional fees to your price? Nope! The quote I give you is the total price.
How much time do you need to set up? It depends on the show you choose. The Classic Show takes 45-60 minutes to set up. The Circle Show takes 20-25 minutes. The Smaller Circle Show takes 10-15 minutes.
How far in advance should I book your show? While I always try to make every booking possible, I do recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance if you have a specific date and time in mind. If you are more flexible with your date and time, you can wait a little longer to book.
Do you have a location where you perform regularly? Right now I am only a portable theater company and bring my show to wherever the event/party is happening. Please check back to see whenever I have public shows scheduled!
Do you have insurance? I do. I am insured with Specialty Insurance Agency, and can always get a copy emailed to whomever is requesting proof.
Do I need to provide you with anything for the show? For most of my performances, I need a source of electricity. However, I am able to accommodate a park setting with a portable speaker for certain show options.
What type of area do you need for your performance space? I need a flat surface for both my set area and for the area where the kids will be sitting (directly in front of me). I also request that whenever possible I am able to set up in front of a wall or non-pedestrian area for the purpose of keeping everything behind my puppet theater a surprise for the kids!
My child scares easily, and doesn’t react well to big characters or big crowds. Do you ever have scared kids in your audience? I am very sensitive to each child’s reaction, and am always aware of that possibility. For younger groups I only use sweet, lovable puppets and even then am aware if any child is resistant to hugging or touching them. (For groups under 25, the kids get to touch/hug some of the puppets if they want).
How close do the kids sit in front of your show? It all depends on the size of your event, but I always like the kids to sit up to us as close as possible since the show is so interactive. I also find it's easier when they can all sit on the floor/ground, since chairs take up so much space and some of the kids end up further away as a result.