Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year puppet enthusiasts!
2008 is shaping up to be a great year for the Puppet Showplace! We are having a SLAM on the 19th of January. SLAMs are special nighttime events for grown-up puppet fans. Sometimes we tell jokes, or perform puppet ballets. Sometimes the things that happen are a complete surprise!

Also: New and exciting things are always popping up in our store, so drop in and take a look!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Today's performance of "Rumplestiltskin" is sold out.
However, we do have puppet shows all vacation week! Our full schedule is up at Puppet Showplace Dot Org.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Weather Update

This weekend's perfomances of "Cinderella: A Woodland Fairy Princess" will be presented as scheduled.

If anything changes, we will contact those with reservations.

For parking ban information, please watch this page.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Weather and Sell-outs

Just a few quick things today:

-To quote my Grandparent's from maine: "We have weathah comin' this weekend!" We will only cancel the show if a parking ban is put into effect by the city of Brookline, or in the event that the puppeteer is unable to perform. At any rate, we will make great efforts to contact everyone who has reservations An announcement will also be made here on the PuppetBlog, so keep checking back.

-Our 12/19 performance of of "Gingerbread Boy" is sold out. However, we still have tickets for 12/20.

-We have received ANOTHER shipment of excting goodies for the store. Stop in and take a look!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Store Additions

Something wonderful happened over the weekend: We got a BIG shipment of new puppets for the store!

We have new marionettes (including a pirate and a wizard!), finger puppets (bugs! unicorns! elephants!), and hand puppets (sharks! lobsters! mammals!).
There are so many new and exciting things in the store, we barely have enough room to mention them them here!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Credit Card/Store/Show Update

We now accept:

We now also accept debit purchases in our store.

Speaking of our store!
We have new marionettes! They are lovable collie dogs who come with their own comb to keep their soft plush fur show-ready!

We also have new books, puzzles, and hand puppets. Remember: Puppets make a fun, educational and unique holiday gift!

And last but certainly not least: Please be aware that the 12/12 and 12/13 performances of "Funny Bone Tales" have been changed to "Raccoon Tales" due to a scheduling conflict. "Raccoon Tales" is presented by our Artist in Residence Paul Vincent Davis, and is appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Stay warm, puppet fans!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Very Important Purchasing Info

Unfortunately, we will no longer be accepting AMEX credit cards. Fortunately we will now be accepting DISCOVER cards. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We now accept:

Friday, November 30, 2007

Holidays with the PST

Having trouble coming up with a unique holiday gift for that special person in your life? We have a variety of puppets, DVDs, games, and books in our store. We also offer gift certificates in the amount of your choosing. They can be redeemed in our store, or for tickets.

Also, we strongly suggest reserving ahead of time for our December shows as they are filling up fast!
Our shows on 12/5, 12/6 and 12/12 are already sold out.

We are closed on Christmas Day, but we are open on Christmas Eve with a performance of Rumplestiltskin at 1pm.

We will be open school vacation week with shows at both 1 and 3pm daily. We also reccomend reserving in advance for these performances as they tend to fill up quickley.

We at the PST wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season, an we look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Busy Weekend at the PST

Hello everyone!
We hope that you and yours are having a pleasant holiday weekend!
Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a busy one for us here at the Puppet Showplace. Because of this, we strongly suggest reserving tickets for "Father Goose Tales" in advance.
Performances are at 1pm and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This show is suggested for ages 4 and up and showcases shadow puppetry.

You can learn more about Jim Napolitano and Nappy's Puppets by going here: Nappy's Puppets.

If you have questions, or would like to reserve tickets, please give us a call at 617-731-6400.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Dispatches From the PuppetSLAM!

Thank you to everyone who attended the PuppetSlam this past Saturday! We had a wonderful time, and made some new friends!

In case you are curious about what goes on at a PuppetSlam, here is a really great example:
Ladies and Germs, meet the Blue Brothers!
(yes, this is family-friendly viewing)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Upcoming shows and events

Many of you have been calling and asking if we have a show on Monday the 12th. Your eyes are not fooling you! We have showings of "Puss in Boots" at 1pm and 3pm. We generally do not have shows on Mondays, but the 12th is Veteran's Day.

Aaaaaand in grown-up puppet news: on Saturday the 17th we are having a Puppet Slam! What is a Puppet Slam, you ask? A Puppet Slam is a hard thing to explain. Our Slams showcase experimental puppetry at its finest. There will be performances that make you laugh, sing and think. There are lots of different kinds of puppetry being showcased at this Slam, including shadow and object puppetry. Curious as to what that means? Well, come on by the theater at 8pm on the 17th. We'll even have tasty snacks!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Don't Forget!

This weekend is our annual Halloween Extravaganza!
We will have plenty of goodies for boys and ghouls. There will also be a costume parade before each performance, so everyone is encouraged to dress up. The PST staff will be wearing their scariest/silliest costumes all weekend too!

We have performances of "Sir George and the Dragon" as presented by Pumpernickel Puppets at 1PM and 3PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A few announcements, and a fun video

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we have a little news.
We're happy to announce a few new show dates.
Paul Vincent Davis will be returning on November 14th and 15th with "Bingo the Circus Dog", a staff favorite. The performances will be at 10:30, and are perfect for ages 3 and up.
We've also added "Here Come the Clowns" on December 26th and 27th at 1PM and 3PM. This show is also intended for ages 3 and up.

On Sunday the 28th at 4pm we will be having our annual meeting. Members of the Showplace and the community are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. We will be discussing our achievements (both financial and creative) over the past year. Judy O'Hare will be giving a demonstration. There will be refreshments!

Finally, the other day our Artistic Director showed us this fantastic shadow puppet short:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fun Halloween Goings-on @PST!

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing here in Brookline Village and we all know what that is almost Halloween time!
On October 27th and 28th there will be lots of fun Halloween surprises and goodies for goblins and ghouls of all ages! Pumpernickel Puppets will be performing "Sir George and the Dragon" on the 27th and the 28th with showtimes at 1 and 3 PM.
On October 31st (Halloween!) and November 1st at 10:30 AM, Ann Davidson and her puppets will be performing "Witches' Brew." Come, wear your best costume, and enjoy the shows!

Also: Don't forget! On October 24th and 25th at 10:30 AM Nappy's Puppets will be performing "Sing-A-Long With Nappy." This promises to be a great time for kids 3 and up!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

10/11 is Sold Out!

The 10/11 performance of "Johnny Appleseed" is sold out!
We do, however, have tickets available for both the 1 and 3 pm performances on Saturday and Sunday! This show is appropriate for ages 3 and up.
This is the first time Katie Adams has brought her Make Believe Theater to the PST, and we are glad to have her!
Johnny Appleseed is full of singing, learning, and story-telling. We hope that you enjoy the show as much as we do.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Where do we eat?"

One of the most frequent questions we get here at the Puppet Showplace is "where can we get some lunch around here?"
There are lots of places to get tasty food in Brookline Village!
Right across the street from the PST there is a Bertucci's. They have pizza and pasta and yummy desserts.

And, a few doors up Station Street is Kookoo. They have coffee drinks for the grown-ups and juice for kids. They have some of the best sandwiches in town (even pb&j!), and excellent baked goods. The best thing is, everything is home-made and healthy!

If you're in the mood for a burrito or a quesadilla, Baja Betty's is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the post office on the corner of Station and Harvard. And, if you want some ice cream to cool you off in this unseasonably warm weather, Baja Betty's is just the ticket!

Something for the Grown-ups!

From 10/18-10/20 the ICA in Boston is hosting a puppet workshop with Old Trout Puppet Theater. You can find more information on the workshop by clicking here.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Welcome !

Hello everyone, and welcome to the brand new PST Puppet Blog!
This blog is meant to keep everyone up to date on our shows. We also plan to use this space for other goodies, like interviews with puppets (and puppeteers!), pictures,video, and games. Our posts will always be kid-friendly, though sometimes we will tell you about puppet events for grown-ups. This will also be the best place to check for cancellations, parking and special seating information.
We also hope that the Puppet Blog becomes an interactive tool for you, the reader. Please feel free to reply to our posts. Tell us what you think about the shows and the theater!

We've made a lot of changes for our Fall season. We recently had new ceilings installed throughout the theater, and we're still getting used to how great the shows sound now! We've also painted the floor in the lobby (one of you guys said it was just like "walking on the sky")!
And last but not least, we've added new puppets to the store! Pay attention to the blog, because we'll tell you whenever we add something new to the store.

We hope that you enjoy the new blog, and come back often! We want to hear from you, so please leave a comment, even if you just want to say "hi"!

-The PST Staff
(P.S.: The picture is of Coyote, one of the stars of Moccasin Stew, showing 10/6-10/7 at 1pm and 3pm as presented by Magpie Puppets!)