Sneak Peek Productions
"Sneaking a Peek into History"
Christmas at the White House
The 2014 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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
Crime and Punishment
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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
This show is strictly for adults only. The material and handouts are mature in nature.
Dolley Madison Remembers
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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
First Ladies, Part I & II
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
Michelle Obama. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
Storytelling at its best. Heartwarming tales for the holiday season as told by a Victorian Lady. Stories appropriate for
all ages and groups. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
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. Click here for a printable
poster in WORD and PDF format.
Oh Baby, It's Cold Outside
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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
Sneak Peek Productions is pleased as punch to present an interactive program that tests your knowledge regarding
common phrases. Put your best foot forward and join in the game where you could win a fabulous prize for knowing
why it rains cats and dogs or why you might throw the baby out with the bathwater only once a year. Don't be an old
stick in the mud. Let's go sneak a peek together. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
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? Would you be able to tell the difference
between the haves and the have-nots in Victorian London?
Take a walk down the runway with Sneak Peek Productions and learn how women achieved a tiny waist, created a
bustle and a hooped skirt. What shoes would a lady wear in 1890 and what hat was in style in 1820? Audience
members will be clothed in period fashions from 1550-1900. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF
The Greatest Show on Earth
"Make [the Chicago World's Exposition] bigger and better than any that have preceded it. Make it the Greatest Show
on Earth." ~P.T. Barnum
And with that sound advice in mind, the Chicago World’s Exposition was born.
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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and
The History of Sex & Prostitution
Are you interested in Sex? How about the History of Sex? To be more precise, how about the History of Sex and
Prostitution? This program takes a look at prostitution throughout history and how cultures felt about the “oldest
profession”. We start with pre-history and work our way towards the Victorians. This show is NOT pornography. No
marital aids will be for sale. This is a gritty, no nonsense look at how women made a living throughout history in often
the only career open to them. This show is strictly for adults only. The material and handouts are mature in nature.
Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
The Jewelry Box
The Victorians loved their jewelry, both men and women. Jewelry was used to send secret messages through the use
of carefully selected stones and symbols, mourn for the departed using jet stones and human hair, and of course,
display wealth and status. New materials and traditional standards were on parade in the Victorian world of "The
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Ghosts, ghoulies and vampires, oh my! Let's get together and sneak a peek into the dark, deep corners of haunted
New England and some famous international ghosts. You'll sleep with the lights on after this show!
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, 2014 marks the 102nd 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. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
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. This show will warm your heart and rekindle the
belief in the magic of Christmas. Click here for a printable poster in WORD and PDF format.
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.
Modern brides carry flowers, wear something borrow and something blue, and often get carried over the threshold.
These modern traditions have very old roots, sometimes dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. This show
takes a very candid look at engagement, wedding, and wedding night traditions.
This show is strictly for adults only. The material is mature in nature. However, it can be modified to be more
appropriate for sensitive audiences.
"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!
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