puppet shows


The Doubtful Sprout

35 minutes, ages 3-8, hand, finger and rod puppets, marionettes, motorized puppets, animated segment

Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Award-winning puppeteer, Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with multiple puppetry styles, projections and song.

The Doubtful Sprout was funded in part by a Family Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation

The Doubtful Sprout is a delightful experience! Liz Joyce is a master of telling scientific stories creatively, breathing life into wonderful and complex characters with emotion and voice. The Doubtful Sprout will entertain and educate all that experience it!
— Paul Robinson, Puppeteers of America Executive Director

The Doubtful Sprout is a magical and educational show that mesmerizes children and teaches them about ecology and life cycles through art and song.  Liz's performance is enchanting and engages children to the very end.  As a puppeteer Liz knows how to include her audience while effortlessly working her craft. The quality of her set-up and puppets, in which the influence of classic Henson artistry may be seen, is top-notch.  Children joyfully participate throughout the show and are even delighted after the show when Liz buzzes through the audience to meet them.  Developmentally and educationally appropriate for a wide age range, the entire family will enjoy the show!
—Danielle Carey, Head of Children's Services, Hampton Bays Public Library

For Educators and School Groups

A Couple of Puppets offers an Educator Resource Guide for the show that includes learning activities, lessons and enrichment extensions designed for Pre- and Post- performance. 

Aligned with NY Common Core Learning Standards in

Science, ELA, Math, DASA, STEM, and STEAM

Common Core Aligned Science Fun!
Boces Accepted Arts-in-Ed Science Program

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

35 minutes, all-ages, marionettes

In this version, BB (a reformed wolf with allergies), sells real estate to the new pigs in town. This puppet show features hand-carved marionettes, musical numbers and lots of laughs.

Little Red Ridinghood

Little Red Ridinghood

30 minutes, ages 2-7, hand puppets

Children squeal with delight throughout this traditional tale with a twist. Find out what happens when Little Red gets mixed up with Porquoi the pig who is in the wrong story. Complete with changing scenery, music and charming hand puppets, this show will have audiences ratting on the wolf and cheering Little Red to safety.



Song of Sixpence

Song of Sixpence

23 minutes, ages 6 to adult, tabletop puppets with live piano accompaniment







Goldilocks & the Three Bears

30 minutes, ages 2-6, miniature marionettes

This classic tale of porridge and intruders unfolds within a small suitcase stage, featuring rotating scenery.

The Princess, the Frog & the Pea

The Princess, the Frog & the Pea

30 minutes, ages 3-8, tabletop puppets

Combining three well-loved stories, The Princess, the Frog & the Pea delights audiences. A princess, a witch, an un-enchanted frog, a hoot owl and a neurotic pea are the stars of this mixed-up tale.




Vegetables' Destiny

40 minutes, ages 3-8, tabletop hand and rod puppets

Vegetables' Destiny tells the tale of a plate full of vegetables that might not get eaten. This original story, complete with a score written by Liz Joyce and Juliana Nash celebrates the destiny of these edible characters as they grow through the seasons in the garden.

Minkie the Monkey

Minkie the Monkey & Friends

30 minutes, ages 1-5, hand puppets

Minkie the Monkey is a delightful puppet show just for preschoolers. Themes of sharing, growing and playing change with each audiences.

Puppet Making Workshops for Kids

Puppet Making Workshops

A Couple of Puppets offers a variety of puppet making workshops for all ages and occasions. Please email us and will design a project perfect for your occasion

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

A Couple of Puppets can bring a show to you to make your child's special day amazing! Contact us here.