Program Information

Number of Artists: 1 - 2

Grade Levels: Family, K-2, K-5, Preschool

Program Length: 45 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: 400

Setup Time: 45 minutes

Breakdown Time: 30-45 minutes

Technical Requirements: 20' x 10' open area, electrical outlet, some shows require a 10-11' ceiling height

SOL Connections

Mathematics: 1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 1.16, 1.17, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.18, 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.14, 3.17, 3.18, 4.5, 4.6, 4.8, 4.9, 4.12, 4.14, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11

English: K.1, K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 2.1, 2.8, 3.1, 3.6, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1, 5.6, 6.5

History and Social Science: 1.12, 2.12, 3.12

Music: K.1, K.3, K.4, K.7, K.11, K.12, 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.8, 4.12, 4.13, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.10, 5.11

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $500 - $850 + travel


Loudoun: $25; Fauquier, Prince Wm, $50; Clarke, Culp, Stafford, Fred, Spots, Winch: $75; King George, Page, $100

Fee Notes

The Eleventh Finger: Single $600-$800 plus travel, Back-to-Back $750-$950 plus travel; Building Bridges/Sand Castles: S $500-$700 + travel, BtB $650-$850 + travel; Bananas/ If Pigs Could Fly: S $450-$650 + travel, BtB $600-$775 + travel; The Jester's Box/Pig Tales/Rufus/Three Not So Little Pigs: S $375-$575 + travel, BtB $475-$675 + travel. All other shows: Single $475-$675 + travel, Back-to-Back $600-$800 + travel. Split fee = Single fee plus $300. Additional fee if not the same show.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Rod Puppets of Various Sizes and Themes


Puppetry, Theatre Arts

Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Classroom Presentations, Workshops, Curriculum Materials, Staff Development Workshops, Residencies, Family Concerts, Community Festivals

Subject Areas

Puppetry, Character Education, Social Skills Development, Conflict Resolution, Drug and Alcohol Resistance, Math, Conservation, Music, Theatre Arts

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre creates programs dealing with issues that our children face everyday using rod puppets of various sizes. With lively characters, fast paced story lines and memorable original music and songs, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre reinforces positive behavior in the areas of conflict resolution, peer mediation, drug and alcohol resistance, goal-setting, and building self-esteem.

Bananas (PreK-4) Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Education

Building Bridges (K-5) An introduction to peaceful conflict resolution and peer mediation techniques.

Holiday Programs (K-5) Adaptations for the holiday season of some of Blue Sky's most popular programs. Pigs at the Pole (The Three Not So Little Pigs), Rufus the Rednosed Reindog (Rufus), Santa's Present (The Jester's Box), The Christmas Gift (The Missing Piece), and Santa's Workshop (Pig Tales).

If Pigs Could Fly (PreK-4) Pigs learn about world cultures through reading books, with four different types of puppets: shadow, toy, hand and rod puppets.

Lights Out on the Bunny Brothers (K-5) Energy Conservation Education

Phaseshifters (K-5) educates students on alcohol and drug abuse prevention and resistance.

Pig Tales (preK-3) A young person's guide to sharing and taking turns.

Rufus (preK-2) Brotherhood and individuality are considered in this story of a dog who is excluded because he looks different.

Sand Castles (K-2, 3-5) The Ultimate math lesson.

The Barker of Seville (K-5) is a musical woodwind comedy/opera based on the original opera.

The Eleventh Finger (K-8) is a mystical musical adventure introducing woodwind instruments.

The Jester's Box (all ages) A flight of the imagination in banraku puppet style. Maximum audience: 150.

The Missing Piece (K-5) looks at selfishness, fear, bullying and overcoming aggressive behavior. Excellent for citizenship education.

The Three Not So Little Pigs (K-5) Sibling rivalry and cooperation are explored in this funny tale of the famous pigs.

Tree House (K-5) helps students with goal-setting skills and building self-esteem.