Open a Book! Year Two - Sponsored by Optima Health


We've opened the book to reading fun! And some schools are getting the program at no cost!

Rainbow Puppet Productions introduces a whole new dimension in learning.  The award-winning team has created a new musical review that shares the joy of reading through music, dance, puppetry, and story-telling.  It's a travelling, early reading program designed around our new children's book.

And thanks to a very generous grant from Optima Health, some schools will be getting the show at no cost.

Not Just a Show!

"Open a Book" doesn't end with the show.  There's a storybook, created especially for this production that re-tells many of the highlights of the program.  Students can relive and re-tell the stories to their families.

Produced by Award-Winning Experts...

Rainbow Puppet Productions have long been recognized for their ability to excite and entertain young audiences.  In fact, they are the Young Audiences of Virginia Sunburst Award winner for their performance excellence.   This fast-paced program will keep even the youngest of audiences entertained. 

An all-new show!

Even if we visited your school last year, this is an all-new show with all new books.  We've added a story about bullying and character development and created a book for older students so everyone will get a book this year!

Open a Book Grant Application Waiting List

Rainbow Puppet Productions

(757) 851-3266

The Book! The Tour! The Grant!


The Book!

In connection with this show...  we have released a brand-new storybook featuring many of the characters and highlights of the show.

The Tour!

The show will be on tour throughout the state of Virginia during the 2018 - 2019 school year.  

The Grant!

We have received a grant for 100 shows.  Just fill out the form below or call us at 757 851-3266.  

About the Show... It's a travelling early reading program



 A history book allows us to meet Abraham Lincoln and Mary Peake. Lincoln introduces the Emancipation Proclamation which is read under an oak tree in Hampton, Virginia. Under that oak tree, we meet Mary Peake who is teaching newly freed African Americans to read. 

Joy of Reading


Mary Peake shares the joy or reading to her neighbors.  She then shares tales of their past.

Study and Hard Work


A biography introduces the Wright brothers. By reading the works of other explorers, they determine that a flying machine can be built after solving the challenges of Power, Lift, and Control. They build a small engine, practice with kites, and develop the ability to steer an aircraft... which leads to the first successful powered flight. 

Mother Goose Fun


A visit to Mother Goose Land to hear many classic rhymes and songs including "Humpty Dumpty" and "The Itsie Bitsie Spider."



A science book introduces animals “Great and Small.”  This includes a Fiddler Crab, the very rare Golden Lion Tamarin, and a dinosaur with a unique gift to help his friends!

And more...


We run out of time to meet all the animals… so the audience is encouraged to seek out more at their local library or through a book of their own.