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Fun and funny things happen in Toby’s Magic Forest. The children even help to make spring!

By Penny Jones & Co. Puppets Early Childhood Theatre

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Date and time

Starts on Sunday, March 19 · 2pm EDT


Westbeth Home to the Arts 155 Bank Street New York, NY 10014

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No Refunds

About this event

The Magic Forest 

Fun and Funny things happen in The Magic Forest. Every child helps with the magic. We make Spring - with a lot of help from the audience. The children raise the flowers. And then everyone can make a butterfly puppet to take home. This is a fan favorite because the children get to do so much.

“A knack for finding lesser-known stories and distilling them to suit the tastes of the very young fans and keep them fascinated with low-key make-believe. The puppets are charming, the program never overexcites the audience, although there’s lots of time for participation.” -The New York Times

“An unpretentious puppet play with real warmth and gentleness. Its success with young audiences is due to the charm and honesty of the presentation they feel from first to last.”  -New York Magazine

About the organizer 

"A Child's first experience with theater is important and forming. Quality counts." - Penny Jones

PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS has been a Village Gem of children's theater in New York since the 1970s. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged two to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. Penny is a winner of the Puppeteers of Ameica Educaation Award. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny's "One on One" - interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement, and arts.

The company has appeared on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy's to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España, Greenwich House Music School, with the New Jersey Symphony, up on the Highline and out on the Piers, and many, many, more...