Little Catbird offers a variety of original, multi-disciplinary arts shows (music, puppetry, theatre, dance and visual art) designed to enrich, enlighten, entertain and engage young audiences and the young at heart.

With the help of some friendly puppets, Little Catbird’s songs come to life, telling stories inspired by nature, make believe and far away lands. With toe tapping, folky rhythm and rhyme, Alison and Wil create fun, interactive music shows for children and their families. Currently based in San Diego, CA.

  • A big kid at heart, Alison Marae (aka Little Catbird) is inspired by Jim Henson, Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein. She’s an international performer, dancer, children’s entertainer, puppeteer, singer-songwriter and San Diego Music Award nominee.  She teaches ukulele, voice and dance and has been a teaching artist for 17 years.
  • Wil Forbis (aka Chili Lime) spent his childhood summers in Montana helping his dad build a house (or two). He is from Montana but grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wil is guitarist, a singer-songwriter, author, comic book artist, puppeteer and international performer. He also teaches guitar, bass guitar and ukulele.