This site is devoted to productions that have proven popular in schools
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Puppet Making Pre-show for elementary and higher
Classes for teachers, children, group leaders:
Puppet Making for the Classroom Teacher
Puppet Demo for High School Art Classes
Tom Bonham Puppet and Marionette Productions is included on the Missouri Arts Council "Touring" and "School Touring" programs
Based on "Poems of Childhood" by Eugene Field
The three title children portray nightime based poems.
Featured poems in this 30 minute production are:
The Fly-Away Hores
Pitty-Pat and Tippy-Toe
A Dutch Lullaby
A 50 minute production of Camille Saint-Saens musical classic full of imagination and whimsy.
Puppet Potpourri is a favorite with the pre-school and early elementary set features a wide variety of puppet types: string/marionettes, hand/glove, and rod puppets. They perform to wide variety of musical number up close and personal with the audience. Tom Bonham's arena staging gives a unique type of audience participation. This is a 30 minute production.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff is the traditional tale embellished with added scenes and added character for added fun. It all culminates at the infamous troll bridge. It is a fast paced 25 minute production told with a rock beat and favorite with the younger set, but has appeal to the older children as well.
This 30 minute musical variety show features a wide variety of different puppets made from plastic bottle, slinkies, bits of yarn, and dollar store items. This is presented in Tom Bonham's arena staging for a intimate, up close and personal production with a unique type of audience participation.