Saturday Shows for Kids

Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids run from August 16, 2014 – February 28, 2015

All Shows at 10 am & noon in HOBT’s Avalon Theater lobby

Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. Workshops are a family activity offered in our classroom at 11:00 a.m. each Saturday morning.

  • $8 suggested donation for adult or pay what you can
  • Show times: 10 AM & Noon
  • Season runs August – February

Shows listed below. Please note: Shows denoted with an asterisk in the schedule are performed in Spanish. All other shows are performed in English. You’ll find children love puppets regardless of language!

No reservations are necessary but seating for the shows and workshops is limited.

After the Show

Saturday Puppet Workshops

Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. Workshops are a family activity offered in our classroom at 11 am each Saturday morning.

  • Registration for workshops is recommended and can be made in advance at the 10am show or by calling 612-721-2535 the previous week.

Confirmed Shows

Saturdays, August through February

Aug. 30th Lupita no quiere dormer*
Performed by Julie & Gustavo Boada in SPANISH
This is a story about a feisty little girl who always finds a way to keep playing when it is time to go to sleep. The show highlights the joyful moments of parent-child relationships. Performed in English and Spanish.

Sept. 6th King of the Babies
Performed by Daniel Polnau
That lovable trickster ‘Baby Little One’ is back by popular demand! Don’t miss this thrilling adventure through time and space and the imagination sure to enrapture and delight children of all ages!

Sept.13th Coyote Stories
Performed by Julie Boada
In Coyote Stories, Nimisee the clown will tell some favorite trickster tales of that lovable scamp, Coyote. Drawing from the stories of the Assiniboine of the Great Plains, the Aztecs of Mexico and the Okanagun and Salishan of the Great Basin, Coyote is a hero, a creator, and a self-centered show off with a kind heart. At a time when so many things cause us to weep, Coyote brings us together, nurtures our spirit, and reminds us to laugh.

Sept.20th I Love Science
Performed by Steve Ackerman and Company
Join Mr. Dr. Science and his faithful assistant, The Science Troll, as they investigate the disappearance of their friend, The Science Fairy, exploring anything and everything science along the way!  Featuring the stylish lounge music of none other than Molecule Matt!!! Special guest appearance by Mold!

Sept. 27th  Skeletons in the Closet (A Day of the Dead Story)*
Performed by Julie and Gustavo Boada in SPANISH
This bilingual (Spanish and English) puppet show is a tender story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Day of the Dead and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life.