Rip Van Winkle Giant Puppet Show

Rip Van Winkle

Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents their original musical adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic, Rip Van Winkle. This unique combination of talented puppeteers and actors brings a new perspective to the tale.

Nine-foot-tall puppets take Irving’s great adventure to new heights with singing, dancing and, yes, even bowling with the boys of the Catskill Mountains! Sleepy Rip Van Winkle is joined on stage with his sweet daughter Sarah, his faithful huntin’ dog Wolfie, Dame Van Winkle, the Pirate and his Pegleg Parrot, Soldier Boy Harry, and Captain Henry Hudson and his crew.

While some men work for a better tomorrow, Rip Van Winkle is easily distracted by the lure of having fun today. He learns a difficult lesson that by sleeping his life away, his dreams slip away too. His life has passed him by. It’s classic literature at its best!

Touring the USA in 2014-15

View our current season calendar to find when we perform near you. Call Jerry at 813-659-0659 for more information or to book Rip Van Winkle in your city.

About the Show

  • Audience: Age 10 & under
  • Length: 55 minutes
  • Localized Opening Vignette: Yes
  • Post-Show Demonstration: Yes
  • Arts in Education Component: Yes
    • Study Guides
    • Student Workshops
    • Teacher Workshops

See the Lesson Plan/ Study Guide for Rip Van Winkle.