Jack and the Beanstalk is a joyous, original adaptation of the classic tale about poor Jack who went to sell his cow and came home with three magic beans. Jack’s daring adventure up the huge beanstalk helps him and his mother out of their difficult financial situation, even if his mother is a bit worried about the moral issues surrounding this unusual way to acquire wealth. The show is created in a Story and Puppet Time format where one performer provides narration and gives voices to the characters and a second performer operates hand puppets, figure puppets, and a marionette, and performs in mask. The show is 45 – 50 minutes long.
The best audience size: up to 70 children and caregivers.
Children should be seated on the floor 2-3 feet away from stage area.
Audience age: 3 – 10 years old
Minimum stage size: 14’ wide x 10’ deep.
Set up time: 1 and a half an hour. Strike time: 1 hour
Corresponds to subject/curriculum areas: Language Arts: Fairy Tales.
Jack and the Beanstalk was produced with the support of Cape Cod Children’s Museum and Falmouth Academy