Diane Kordas, Music and Puppets, for NH (New Hampshire), MA (Massachusetts), ME (Maine), CT (Connecticut), over 20 years experience:
- Quality Children’s Theater performances: Puppet shows that entertain and educate audiences, traditional portable puppet theater brought and set up at your venue. Different shows require different stages and styles of puppets. Click on Shows for more information. Venues include schools, preschools, libraries, daycare settings, camps, senior centers, birthday parties and more. Special Summer Reading puppet show available.
- New Old Time Radio Show- Comedy Hour: Diane as ventriloquist with a puppet in hand mixes music, songs, puppets for a mock radio show – complete with fake adds for a 1 hour program designed for audiences over 60 years old! Audience participation, songs reminiscent of radio days between 1930-1950, and seasonal themes make this a popular choice for senior centers, nursing rehab. and long term care settings. The different puppets sing songs, tell stories and jokes (similar to Edgar Bergen’s radio routines). Click on Shows for more information.
- Concerts: For family audiences, children, seniors, folks with developmental challenges. Diane plays guitar, sings original songs as well as old favorites. Late Night Radio duo includes Diane with husband Bob Kordas on banjo and resonator guitar. Click on Shows for more information.
- Puppet builder: Diane designs and builds her puppets, props, stages, and writes the scripts for her shows. Workshops teach adults and/or kids how to make puppets, write a script for a puppet show, and perform a favorite story “page to stage”. Other workshops and residencies available, discount for block booking. See workshops and residencies page for more information.
SUMMER READING 2017: Build a Better World – Build a House! Puppets bring to life two stories of construction and building for this year’s theme: “Who’s in Rabbit’s House” (African folktale) and “The Three Little Wolfies and a Big Bad Pig ” (a twist on the Grimm’s tale). Colorful African animals help out rabbit for the first story, and the classic 3 pigs story is presented with a twist. Silliness, laughs, and audience participation make this fun for the family while learning about building and construction too- hitting the nail on the head for this year’s theme!
DIANE IS NOW BOOKING FOR November 2016 and beyond! Check out her shows for seasonal entertainment, enrichment, celebrations, school vacations and more! Seasonal and holiday themes, programs for all ages.
Diane is also a musician, singer and songwriter, and has 2 children’s music CD’s available. Her “Dinosaur Stomp” CD won the Children’s web award in 2005. She has a newer release, “Spinning Around the Sun”. To hear clips of the songs and to see ordering information (including links to download songs), check out her website store.
Check out a video of Diane’s song, “Making Maple Syrup” on You Tube. This song was used by WBUR public radio for a NPR report on the Maple Syrup industry.
Testimonial from Cathy Q., Grey Fox Festival:
“I know when Diane performs, the audience will have a wonderful time – her puppets are beautiful and the stories are presented skillfully and with great imagination! Diane has performed at this festival for about 20 years, we have her back because families love her!”