|Christmas at the
|The 2013 Christmas show is "Christmas at the White House".
Come with Sneak Peek Productions as we walk through the grandeur of
the White House at Christmas time. From Presidents past, we look at
decorations, trees and ceremony through pictures, words and music.
If you want to experience an old-fashioned American Christmas, this is
the show for you.
(Show available after November 25, 2013)
|Of the early First Ladies in the United States, Dolley Madison, wife of
James Madison, fourth President of the United States, has been
considered the most colorful. In her eight years in Washington, D.C.
(1809-1817), she made the President's Mansion a delightful place to visit.
Dolley Madison Remember Friends and Foes is the first program in
what I hope will be a series of topics. Dolley Madison met 12 American
Presidents and their wives, inventors, politicians and visiting European
royalty. She helped lay the cornerstone of the Washington Monument,
was threatened by the invading British in 1812, and was accused of
having not one, but two affairs. You will hear her personal memories of
George Washington, Francis Scott Key and more. America's living
legend, Dolley Madison will regale you with little known stories of the
famous and in the infamous.
|Colonial Americans did not have HBO, bowling or shopping malls. So
what did they do for sport and entertainment? Well, they spied on their
neighbors, of course! We examine punishments for law-breakers and
the tools used to carry out these punishments. Everyone in the audience
is a criminal, so BEWARE, and sneak a peek into punishments, colonial
style, if you DARE. Not advised for audiences with young children.
|First Ladies, Part I
|Although it's the President of the United States who runs for office, his
wife also becomes a very public figure, often times, to her dismay.
Many a First Lady has shed a tear or two upon learning of her
husband's election victory. This show looks at the personal trials,
triumphs and private details of our very public First Ladies. This topic is
broken into two separate shows. First Ladies Part I is Martha
Washington to Frances Clara Cleveland. Part II is Ida McKinley to
|The Dressing Room
||Today, if you see a person walking down the street in a white lab coat,
what profession do you assume they practice? A doctor, of course. But
how would you recognize a physician in the 1600s? What were
"Burberry" or "Versace" in the 1850s? You can tell so much about a
person by the way they dress. Take a walk down the runway with
Sneak Peek Productions and learn how to differentiate between the
haves and the have-nots. Audience members will be clothed in period
fashions from 1550-1900.
*This show is a slightly higher fee than normal due to the HUGE
amount of labor in moving all the gowns, accessories, shoes, etc...*
|The Greatest Show
|Close your eyes. Envision what it would look like if the world's greatest
achievements and inventions were collected in one place. In 1893, this
vision was realized at the Chicago World's Fair. Let Sneak Peek
Productions transport you to a world of wonder filled with light,
treasures and forbidden delights.
|Legends and Lies
||Test your knowledge of historical myths and tall tales in this interactive
program for all ages. For example, True or False. As late as 1892 in
Rhode Island, a suspected vampire was exhumed and the heart removed
and burned. If you said "True" you just might do well in "Legends and
Lies" and win some fabulous prizes. This is a great show for Halloween.
||The promise of treasure has lead pioneers westward, spurred pirates to
take to the seas and been the cause of more than a few murders! Sneak
Peek Productions shows you the top missing treasures of North
America. Come seek fame and fortune, if you dare, as dangers lurk
behind every turn. But who knows, you might just learn where to dig
for unclaimed riches!
|Oh Baby, It's Cold
|Throughout history, people have fought the elements for survival, and
became quite inventing doing it. Surviving long cold winter days and
nights was not just about a fire in the fireplace. It involved special
clothing and tools which carried warmth wherever people traveled, from
the carriage to church to bed. And how about boredom during the long
winter imprisonment? What did adults and children do to fight the drag
of snow-bound time? Let's take a peek into the world of winter in
history. This is a great show for Christmas.
|Under the Petticoats
||Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial
ancestors? Were the good old days really that good? Exactly how did
one use a chamber pot? How many skirts did one woman wear at a
time? How often did they bathe? For answers to these and other
fascinating questions, schedule some time peeking Under the Petticoats.
||April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
How much do you really know about the Titanic? If your knowledge
comes from movies or romantic books, you might be in for a surprise.
For instance, it wasn't just the iceberg that helped to sink the Titanic.
But don't let the tragic end of the world's largest ocean liner overshadow
its extravagance. Travel with Sneak Peek aboard the luxurious floating
palace that was the Titanic. Fair warning though. Each audience
member will become one of the Titanic's passengers or crew. Some will
survive and some will not.
|Victorian Tea Party
||Travel back to the gentle and refined Victorian Age by attending a
Victorian Tea party. You supply the tea and cakes and I’ll supply the
calling cards, language of the flowers and etiquette lessons. This is one
afternoon which promises to entertain and educate. For food and
serving suggestions, please click here.
||The Victorian spirit of Christmas is alive and well in today's modern
Christmas traditions. Christmas trees, an orange in your stocking and
holiday cards are quaint gifts from the past.
Each show attendee receives a holiday gift. This show will warm your
heart and rekindle the belief in the magic of Christmas.
||Storytelling at its best. Heartwarming tales for the holiday season as told
by a Victorian Lady. Stories appropriate for all ages and groups.
||"Witches" will look at witchcraft through history from the perspective
of the accused and the accusers, with that special Sneak Peek twist, of
course. Audience members may just find themselves accused of
witchcraft and a trial may break out at any moment!