Please contact Rick for information about 2022 Summer Reading performances. Rickg44 <at> Verizon <dot> net

Rick Goldin’s “Happily Ever After” music and puppet program is an upbeat and entertaining family concert that fits in well with the 2020 library summer reading theme “Imagine Your Story”.

It includes songs about fairy tales and popular children’s books and stories, as well as songs about learning to read and going to the library. It also features appearances by Rick’s singing animal puppets Henry the Horse, Quackleberry Duck and others.

Rick’s children’s concerts feature singing and song-leading of original and familiar songs (with guitar accompaniment), movement songs, child-participation, and lots of silliness and fun for the whole family.


1. Fairy Tale Songs

“Cinderella The CEO” (A more positive alternative to the original Cinderella story. In this song Cinderella’s step-mother and step-sisters are friendly and nice, and after Cinderella graduates from college she starts her own technology company)

“Little Red Riding Hood” (A modern version of what was originally a very negative story)

“Don’t Kiss That Frog” (The Frog Prince is just a fairy tale, please don’t try it at home!)

“I Dreamed I Went To Hogwarts” (An original song based on the Harry Potter story)

“Poppies” (an original song based on The Wizard of Oz)

“House at Pooh Corner” (a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name)

 2. Interactive Movement Songs

“The Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down Song”

“The Wiggling Dance”

“Everybody Likes To Jump”

3. Songs About Books & Reading

“The Reading Train” (The Reading Train stops at some of the places where our favorite books are)

“I Like To Read” (an upbeat song about books, reading and going to the library)

“Reading is Easy”, “I Read A Book Every Day”

“The Cat In The Hat”

“Quackleberry Duck Learns To Read” (A Quackleberry Duck puppet skit)

(note: all of these songs won’t be included in each show)