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Current Shows

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Mother Goose Land


Symphony Performances, Classic rhythms
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


Enter the world of Mother Goose Land where all your beloved characters are brought to life. Follow Mother Goose as she introduces you to her favorite stories. We encounter Mary and her little lamb on their way to school, while Jack and Jill are climbing a hill in search of water. Humpty Dumpty is perched high atop a wall waiting for the kings arrival, while Bo-Peep is searching for her lost sheep. There is no better way to introduce young readers to classic Mother Goose rhymes than this warm and heartfelt production using exquisitely hand crafted marionettes.
     “’Humpty “’Little “’Jack “’Mary
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Aladdin


Assemblies, Classic Ancient Tale
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


Join our exciting adventure with Aladdin, the most popular legend from "The 1001 Arabian Nights." Watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer, discovers the magical lamp, befriends the powerful genie, and saves the princess.

Traditional music and intricate costumes showcase storytelling from ancient cultures of the Far East. Utilizing dramatic staging, we present this magical tale as it has never been seen before.
     'Aladdin and Genie' from Aladdin (75 kb) 'Aladdin and Magician' from Aladdin (85 kb) 'Sultan and Aleah' from Aladdin (85 kb)
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Carnival of the Animals


Symphony Performances, Assemblies,
Classic Fairytales
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


'Carnival of the Animals' was written by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1886, but was not performed publicly until after his death in 1921. This fanciful score serves as a canvas for presenting three classic storybook fairy tales- the 'Three Little Pigs', the 'Tortoise and the Hare', and the 'Ugly Duckling'. Utilizing a unique performance style, the puppet and puppeteer are seen in full view of the audience on a raised stage. These classic fables interwoven against the backdrop of Carnival of the Animals is the perfect vehicle for The Fratello Marionettes to both educate and delight.  


     'Wolf and the 3 Little Pigs' from Carnival of the Animals (320 kb) 'Ugly Duckling' from Carnival of the Animals (248 kb) 'Tortoise and the Hare' from Carnival of the Animals (304 kb)
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Peter and the Wolf


Symphony Performance and School Assemblies
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


Follow Peter on his Journey accompanied by the majestic score of Sergei Prokofiev. 'Peter and the Wolf' is artfully performed featuring a digital recording for school assemblies. For symphonic events, the production adapts well to a guest narrator and a live symphony orchestra. A perfect way to introduce children to classical music.

     Peter and the Wolf Promo (26 kb) Hunters (39 kb)
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The Vaudeville Follies


Family Cabaret Variety Show
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


'The Vaudeville Follies' is a marionette variety show presented in the spirit of the old time music hall. Our puppeteers perform in full-view of the audience. The show is filled with sophisticated marionettes that range in size from one foot to three feet tall! Performances include singers, dancers, clowns, classical trick marionettes, and our trained dog, Puddles. Standard numbers include a clown that blows up a balloon, an opera singer and a trapeze artist. The standard show runs 30 minutes. Shows range from 10 to 45 minutes.

     Balloon Clown (133 kb) The Amazing Cutlarini (132 kb) Ballet Chicken (30 kb) Sir Ran Wrap (133 kb)
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The Frog Prince


Classic Fairytale
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


This classic Fairytale is the story of the spoiled Princess Ofelia on the day of her birthday celebration. The Court Jesters have come to entertain us with their acrobatic feats. We soon discover that the wicked witch has transformed a handsome Prince into a frog and he is destined to live out his life in the wishing well. While playing in the meadow, the Princess Ofelia accidentally drops her new golden ball into the well. The Princess promises to grant the frog three wishes before he will retrieve her ball. Will the princess follow through with her promises, and will the frog indeed turn back into the handsome Prince?

     Frog Prince and Princess (39 kb) Witch and Frog Prince (36 kb) Court Jesters (14 kb)
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The North Pole Review!


Family Holiday Variety Show
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


Looking for a unique way to celebrate the holiday season? Join the fun with our puppet extravaganza, The North Pole Review! This production showcases the high kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, our graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, and features the dazzling acrobatic penguins. Perfect for family events, corporate parties, or your own private festivities.

     Trepak Dancers (31 kb) Frosty the Snowman, Penguin and Miss Kitty Litter (98 kb) Acrobatic Penguins (62 kb)
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The Art of the Puppet


Assembly, Educational, Library
30 minutes / 45 minutes for Assemblies


The Fratello Marionettes present an interactive presentation on the art of puppetry - from creation to manipulation. The performance includes hand puppets, rod puppets, and specialized trick marionettes. After each vignette, the performer demonstrates an aspect of the puppet building process. The presentation ends with a look behind the scenes. A question and answer session will follow the demonstration. This production is designed for school assemblies, workshops and libraries.

     Marionette Control (19 kb) Custom Made Roller Skates (28 kb)
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Pierre's Birthday Surprise


Birthday Party (Gift Included)
30 Minutes


Join Chef Pierre as he celebrates your birthday event. The show includes acts that are selected from our marionette repertoire. The birthday child will receive an authentic gold crown. Chef Pierre will present a special gift during the performance; compliments of The Fratello Marionettes. Our staff takes special care to develop a show that will cater to the age of the audience.    Ages 4 to 104.


     B-Day Chef (35 kb) Balloon Clown (134 kb)
Dancing Scarecrow (133 kb)
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