The Kipper Brothers, Francis and Augustus


Puppet Fun for Everyone!

Our outreach program, The Kipper Brothers’ Puppet Works, comes to your location with everything necessary for a wonderful puppet theater or puppet workshop experience. We specialize in original scripts, and a wide variety of puppetry styles to engage, educate and entertain our audiences. We perform/teach workshops at • Schools (including after-school programs) • Day care/senior centers • Birthday parties • Art festivals • Museums • Camps • Libraries • Holiday parties • Celebrations of all kinds you!

Artist-in-Residence opportunities are available through the Utah Arts and Museums Teaching Artist Roster

Puppet Shows

Literature Based
Trickster Tales
Zomo—Meet Zomo, the clever African rabbit who asks The Sky God for wisdom. He can have it, once he completes three dangerous tasks! Join Zomo has he finds out the real meaning of being “wise.”
Jabuti—This little Amazonian turtle dreams of playing his flute for The King of Heaven. Vulture offers him a ride, but can Vulture be trusted? Find out in this fun, colorful show!Coyote Dances with Crows—Coyote thinks he can do anything, even fly! He needs a lesson in humility, and gets one in this Native American Tale. This show promises to be a “howl!”

Children's Books (all ages; 15-20 minutes each)
The Witch Who Wasn’t – Poor Isabel is a witch who can’t “spell!” Her first “Spelling Bee” is just around the corner, and she just can’t conjure up anything scary. Join Isabel as she solves her problem, and learns to just be herself. (by Jane Yolen)
Georgie, the Ghost—What good is a ghost with nothing to haunt? Georgie is happy with the Whitakers, until he has to find new digs. Join Georgie as he makes his way back home and discovers that everyone, including himself, has value. (by Robert Bright)

Just for fun (all ages; 15-20 minutes each)
Simian Spectacular -- It's nothing but monkey business as the puppets sing and dance to African music.  Audience involvement is welcome, but not required. But be warned, it's hard to sit still for this one!
So Ya Wanna Be a Pirate?-- Arrrr!!!  Timmy wants to become a pirate...at least until lunchtime.  Black Bob and Lola the Lobster are on hand to make his dream come true!!
Old Time Rock and Roll-What happens in the Exhibit of Ancient Life after hours? Find out as Ogg the Caveman and his friends rock the importance of learning about the past!
A Princess's Tale--Who needs to be rescued in this fairy tale--the princess or the dragon? Join the fun in this unusual story that teaches girls to be strong. 
Mercury Theater with Mike and Alienne—Fly with this delightful intergalactic family as soar through space teaching Mom to read! This show stresses the importance of reading, and to read at your own pace.
Galumphs—Here’s your opportunity to be a marionette puppeteer. The Galumphs are shy dancers, but will warm up when you to take the controls and dance with them.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears—Enjoy a twist on this timeless tale as Goldilocks gets arrested for breaking and entering! Is Goldie a criminal, or victim of circumstances? You decide as you watch this fun version of Miss Locks and her Bears.
Home is Where the Ice Is!—A Polar Bear falls asleep on an ice flow and wakes up in Los Angeles! Once he accepts help from the other animals he is home in no time! Join us for this fun tale of accepting help and making a difference.
Mummers—They don’t say much, but teach important ethics using of the 6 Pillars of Character, and 10 Ethical Values. The audience helps them solve problems using themes such as integrity, loyalty and pursuit of excellence. 

Holiday

Perry Miscus Christmas--Two little mice want their own Christmas tree, but can't find one small enough for their mouse-house. With the forest animals helping, they get the perfect tree for their family. A fun story that highlights the importance of recycling and sharing.

The Aliens who Stole Christmas--Two aliens have landed on Earth to discover why Christmas makes people happy, and to steal some of that happiness to cheer their own glum planet. Join them as they discover that the real happiness comes from being together and sharing love.


Puppets talk; Bullys walk!
In community partnership with No Bully Utah (Human Rights Education Center)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (and their little sister, who saves the day)—Trip-trap, trip-trap! You know the story, but can you tell who the bully is? Find out in this fun interactive show, as students help Fanny Gruff find a win-win solution for her brothers and Mr. Troll. A post-performance group discussion with the puppets is available.
Theme(s): being strong to be yourself, learning to rewind a situation for a better outcome, dealing with bullying effectively, and making friends.
Age(s): grades K-3   20 minutes

The Worst Monster of All! – It’s Maddy’s first day at Monster School, and she’s having a tough time fitting in and dealing with the worst monster of all—gossip! A post-performance group discussion with the puppets is available.
Theme(s): being strong to be yourself, it’s okay to be different, dealing with bullying effectively, and making friends.
Age(s): Grades 4-8   20 minutes


Princess Penelope Paddywack and George, the Dragon, from "A Princess's Tale."

PRICE LIST
Per show (discount available for 2 or more shows)    $200
20-minute show + discussion                                              $225
30-minute school assembly + discussion                        $250

Call if you have any questions (801) 554-4257

Our rates are negotiable!

If you are a school, non-profit or have limited funds, we will work with you!!