Well, after the response to our first original production, “Rumpelstiltskin”, we have decided to start production on a new show. “Once Upon a Fairy Tale” will be available for 2016 and we are really looking forward to getting this one out there!
Coming in 2016, Great Lakes National Puppet Theater is proud to present “Once Upon a Fairy Tale”. Inspired by the works of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brother’s Grimm, “Once Upon a Fairy Tale” is a collection of classic stories, using colorful “Muppet-type” hand puppets, that children are sure to love. Each performance is presented in “blocks” of two, three, or four short stories, combined in a most delightful presentation. Geared for younger children with its rich visuals and fast pace, “Once Upon a Fairy Tale” is also ideal for family series programming.
We will be using the stage from our “Rumpelstiltskin” show, with added side panels, to create more performance areas. We are currently building the puppets and working on the script. We will be starting with “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Goldie Locks & the Three Bears”. Later on, we will add “Jack & the Beanstalk”. The fourth piece that we will add to the show will be “The Three Billie Goats Gruff”, performed using shadow puppets. This will be a three year project, with the first two pieces being ready for the 2016 school year.