Hudson Vagabond Puppets presents Three Billy Goats Gruff

Caps for Sale and Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is a large scale puppet portrayal of Esphyr Slobodkina's popular tale of the trials of the cap salesman who fell asleep under a tree and woke up without his wares and how he ends up retrieving them from the mischievous and playful monkeys.

Following right after, our Bunraku styled puppeteers and puppets perform the Norwegian based fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Here we follow the three increasingly large billy-goats in their attempt to cross a bridge in defiance of an obnoxious ogre.

Curriculum Focus: Literature, Language Arts, Storytelling, Problem Solving, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, Music and Dance.

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Technical Information

Company: 3 Puppeteers and driver

Load-In: 2.5 hours

Load-Out: 1 hour

Running Time: 55 Minutes

Lights:  General stage lighting

Sound: This show uses a CD/MP3 plus 1 wireless microphone.

Stage Requirements: 17ft deep by 25ft wide with 11ft of overhead clearance. Wing space is not necessary for this show. If these dimensions are unavailable, we do have masking in order to perform in alternative areas, such as a gymnasium.

Hudson Vagabond Puppets presents Caps for Sale and Three Billy Goats Gruff

Touring Dates


January 22 – March 3

September 23 – November 27


January 20 – March 8

September 21 – November 25


January 19 – March 4

September 13 – November 24