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Sunshine Stories

An award-winning series of puppet plays written and performed by Staunton Public Library Children's Programming.

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What are Sunshine Stories?


Sunshine Stories are an award-winning original series of puppet shows written and performed by Staunton Public Library Children's Programming. All plays begin at 10:30 AM in the Second Floor Meeting Room on a designated Friday each month (December and the summer months excepted). While children of all ages (as well as their caregivers) can enjoy Sunshine Stories, they are written specifically with children ages 0-5 in mind. Sunshine Stories last around thirty minutes, and present classic tales and fables with a unique, humorous, and contemporary twist. We take inspiration from Jay Ward's "Fractured Fairy Tales," Shelly Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre," Disney's "Silly Symphony" cartoons, Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show," and many more. In April of 2014, the Virginia Public Library Directors Association honored Sunshine Stories with the Outstanding Children's Programming Award.

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Fall 2014 Performance Schedule

Friday, September 26: Little Red Riding Hood

Friday, October 31: The Ant and the Grasshopper

Friday, November 21: The Emperor's New Clothes

There will be no puppet show during December, but the library will offer special holiday-time entertainments that month.

Past Shows

  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Princess and the Pea(nut)
  • Chicken Little
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Bremen Town Musicians
  • The Ugly Duckling

Billy Goats Gruff

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