|Above: Queen Bridget||Above: The Ladybug Faerie||Above: The Hillbillie|
Our Giant Puppet Parades come with a story, celebrating a folk hero or a theme. Past themes have included The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Music Unites us Across Cultures (featuring a native flute playing “Kokopelli” puppet; a Hill-Billy; Neptune of The Sea playing a saxophone; Robert Johnson, blues hero, on guitar), Faerie Queen Parade and much more. Enjoy some photos below. We also offer the option of creating a custom parade theme for your event, and we often take suggestions from festival promoters to make sure we fit with the theme of their event.
Kids have especially loved shows where the live clowns interact and antagonize the puppets. Last summer, Gumbo Wobbly gave out marshmallows to kids so they could bombard Mr Curmudgeon when he wouldn’t stop singing in his most obnoxious voice. The puppets rightly protested and demanded equal rights when the clowns said there would be no puppets allowed in the kids talent show at The Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
For the summer of 2012, we are very happy to have “What Happened to The Reptiles” show, which is adapted from awarded Indian Author, Zai Whitacker. These puppets are featured in a kids travel film/video called Teddy The Traveler. The show teaches kids about the interconnections in nature, and respecting each others differences.
In addition, we have The Great King Beeblebooble & Berkana form the Giggle Bubble Dreams Book. Beeblebooble loves culture and nature, and has an endless curiosity about humans on earth. Berkana loves to dream, and can sit for hours having conversations with kids about believing in dreams and believing in yourself.