The Jack Frost Holiday Revue
Jack Frost is the host for a musical extravaganza featuring the black-light, space-age adventures of Little Red Rocket Hood and a rollicking country-western Three Little Pigs (written by Broadway and television veterans Peter Howard and David Axlerod). Its fun for all as we sing along with Jack and a cuddly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A giant pop-up 12 Days of Christmas, a larger-than-life Frosty the Snowman, and the full company in a spectacular March of the Toy Soldiers celebrate the Holiday Season.
The Peter Rabbit Revue
The Peter Rabbit Revue is a fun-filled, full-stage musical treat featuring the famous rabbit and the classic childrens tales of Peter and the Wolf, Tubby the Tuba, and Peer Gynt and the Trolls. Rabbits abound with Pokos signature glitter-rock At The Hop, the zany and egg-stravagant Easter Parade, and an Old McDonald sing-along with special guest star Super Rabbit. Join the fun with Peter Rabbit and all his rabbit friends as they celebrate the spring holidays. This production is made possible, in part, by a grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.
Giant masks and puppets are used to make eight of the classic fables come to life in American Ragtime style. This is an excellent show for a wide age range; younger audiences recognize the familiar stories of The Lion and the Mouse and The Fox and the Grapes, and are entranced by the large, colorful puppets and masks. Older children and adults enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humor and vaudeville touches Aesops Fables is probably our longest running success and most popular show.
The Hello Show
Using dozens of large, cartoon-like puppets, this show explores the communication of greeting in all its aspects. Very young children participate instantly and greet each tableau of characters in an appropriate way. Some characters speak English, some speak foreign languages, and others relate solely through music, sounds, and movement. Children also learn how to make a simple puppet at home with materials at hand. The simplicity of concept clever variations, sheer multitude of puppet characters, and most of all, eager audience participation make The Hello Show a landmark In entertainment for very young children.
Lets Make Music
Follow the adventures of a little star named Twinkle who is in search of the perfect way to sing her song. Along the way we meet a trumpet violin, clarinet and members of the percussion family who tell us about the different sounds of the orchestra. Through the use of large puppets, masks, actors, and a lot of audience participation, boys and girls learn about the elements of music, and discover that it's fun to make music.
Let's Make Music consists of many short segments, that together, run about an hour. Extensive use is made of audience participation, story telling, and combining puppets, actors, and masks. Clearly, the emphasis of the show is on having fun, while being introduced to many new characters and concepts.
The Boy Who Could Swallow the Ocean (and More!)
Based on the popular children's book The Five Chinese Brothers, this production tells the story of three identical brothers with fantastic, and magical abilities. This hand puppet pantomime introduces young audiences to the Asian theatre style, telling the tale mainly through the use of color, sound, and movement. Following the story is a short demonstration of how the puppets and effects are created, and how to make a puppet at home. The show finishes with three variety numbers that show how different types of puppets are used (including our popular At The Hop).
Poko A Poco
A musical variety show, available in many different running times, featuring colorful and lively musical numbers and short stories from the repertoire. Ideal for corporate party events, shopping malls, and other family entertainment venues.
Puppet Show and Tell
Puppet Show and Tell is an entertaining and educational stage presentation that shows (1) the five major types of puppets (hand, string, rod, shadow, and mouth puppets), (2) the history and multi-cultural roots of each type of puppet, (3) how to make these types of puppets at home with materials at hand, and (4) how these puppets are manipulated and voiced to bring them to life.
Larry Engler, award-winning author, teacher, and performer, demonstrates puppets from
Indonesia, China, Africa, Europe, and from all other corners of the world. These characters
move, dance, speak, and come to life in magical ways, making this an ideal workshop
stage presentation for a large audience.