Monkeytime Arts


Puppetry, classical music, drawing, storytelling and geography.  Monkeytime Arts has something for everyone!

Programs include:

Aesop’s Fables
With the help of Aesop and his faithful dog Moral, Jim and his partners share the famous fables, including “The Lion and the Mouse,” “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Fox and the Grapes,” in a show that features puppetry and the music of Scarlatti, Beethoven and Chopin.

Aesop’s Fables II
This puppet extravaganza includes “The Goose that Lay the Golden Egg,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and many more of Aesop's legendary fables!  As a follow-up to the original production, Aesop's Fables II features more morals, more classical music and even more puppet-making ideas!

Fossil, the dinosaur detective, mixes fun and facts in this colossal show inspired by everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures. Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky and Prokofiev provide the rich musical score.

Rudyard Kipling's How the Elephant Got His Trunk and Other Animal Tales
Step right up and let the animal antics begin!  With the Pink Elephant as your guide, Rudyard Kipling's classic story “How the Elephant Got His Trunk,” also known as “The Elephant's Child,” comes to life.  Colorful rod puppets perform a madcap Barnyard Opera to the accompaniment of Mozart, Strass, Rossini and other classical greats!

North, South, East and Jim West
Experience a multicultural puppet treat, with a giant dragon from China, a Native American totem pole, and a hand shadow spider from Africa.

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