The Fairy Circus

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: PreK-3
Scheduling Request

Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of The Fairy Circus begins with a demonstration of the art of puppetry. Through humorous interplay, the audience will learn about various forms of puppets, from the simple glove puppet to the sophisticated marionette. Then it’s on with the show! Featuring over twenty beautifully handcrafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers!

Length: 40 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Puppetry, Fairy Tales

Single Show: $600
Back-To-Back: $1,020
Three-in-A-Row: $1,440
Four-In-A-Row $1,860
Travel Fee: based upon national mileage rate of $0.58 per mile
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


1 reserved parking space as close as possible to performance space entrance

2 separate electrical circuits of at least 20 amps within 25 feet of the performance space (this is not the same as 2 outlets on a wall, please check with the custodian)
Performance Space:

Unobstructed performance space that is 12’ deep by 18’ wide by 12’ high

Special Notes: Playing area must be at ground (street) level. Tanglewood Marionettes cannot negotiate flights of stairs. A few steps up into a building or onto a stage are okay**, but the ensemble absolutely cannot perform on upper or basement levels unless a FREIGHT elevator is available.

**Two adults (not students) capable of lifting at least 50 lbs are needed to help unload/load sets into the performance space if there are more than six stairs, or it is at a distance of more than 30 yards.

Arrival before first performance: 1.5 hours

Strike time: 1 hour

Time needed between performances: 30 minutes (3.5 hours if doing a mixed double)

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

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