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!)