Sharing Music Sharing Stories

90.5 WUOL is partnering with Squallis Puppeteers  to tell a musical version of The Story of Ferdinand. Shawn Hennessey has built a wonderful suitcase puppet show to go along with the music and narration of Sara Soltau, our education programs manager. Sara performs“Ferdinand the Bull” for speaker and violin (music by Alan Ridout and words by Munro Leaf) and Shawn uses puppets he made using everyday materials. Through their program they hope to make both classical music and puppet making accessible for kids and encourage them to create their own stories and puppet shows from musical inspiration. The program will be a 40 minute program with added music and fun! Pre and post visit classroom resources will also be available to teachers.

Book our Ferdinand show HERE.

Read WFPL’s article here and listen below to a sneak peak into the making of the puppet show which premiered at Summer Listening:



ferdinand the power point (Right click to download. 37.6 MB)

WUOL Teacher Guide: Ferdinand

Color: Ferdinand coloring sheet

See our program featured on WHAS 11 Great Day Live

Hear recordings from our outreach visits here:

For questions/booking contact
Sara Soltau
Education Programs Manager