Friday, December 23, 2011

Vacation Week Programing...


Mr Punch's Christmas Carol
|Tues&Wed| Dec 27- 28|10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Hansel & Gretel
|Thu&Fri| Dec 29-30|10:30am,1:00pm, 3:00pm

The Velveteen Rabbit

|Sat&Sun| Dec 31- Jan 1| 1:00pm & 3:00pm
|Mon| Jan 2| 10:30 & 1:00

Winter Vacation is officially here and we are off to a great start! Today we were so fortunate to have a lovely donation of cupcakes from Party Favors to give away to everyone in the theater (That's Bella with her delicious treat) . In fact for the rest of our vacation programing( thru the 31st) a different bakery will be donating some a treat to our patrons. We are so lucky to have such amazingly generous businesses right here in our neighborhood! and providing our friends with a holiday treat is just our way of saying thanks for all your support.

Looking forward to next week... There are so many puppet shows!! Kicking us off on Tuesday and Wednesday Crabgrass Puppet Presents
" Mr. Punch's Christmas Carol." There are three shows scheduled for both days to allow maxim puppet viewing possibilities!

Then, on Thursday and Friday, check out the National Marionette Theatre with their performance of "Hansel and Gretal," again with three shows per day. Finish off 2011 and start the new year with Applause Unlimited's performance of " The Velveteen Rabbit" on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm and Monday at 10:30am and 1:00pm. WOW That is a lot of Puppets!!!! Just a reminder, since vacation week is a very busy we definitely recommend ordering your tickets ahead of time and showing up at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. See you at the Theater!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Get Into The Holiday Spirt With " Christmas Mouse" by Wayne Martin Puppets

Wed - Sat| Dec 21-24 | 10:30am|

Christmas almost here,
Enjoy the season with a holiday puppet show! Come into puppet showplace this week for "Santa Mouse" and get into the spirit. During our vacation week programing (starting Fri Dec 23rd) we will also be offering free baked goods to our patrons that have been generously donated by local bakeries. Let the holidays begin!

About The Show:
"Santa Mouse," the timeless and beloved Michael Brown story, is magically brought to life through the artistry of award winning puppeteer Wayne Martin. Martin’s beautifully crafted puppets tell the charming tale of the little mouse with no name, living in great big house who upon giving a special gift to Santa one Christmas Eve becomes Santa Mouse, the helper Santa could never do without!

Following this charming yuletide tale you’ll board the North Pole Express and meet Rudolph, Peter and Penelope Penguin, Frosty and Martin’s trademark Juggling Christmas Tree, who breathlessly lights up and illuminates the way for the jolly old elf himself! All of these oversize hand puppets and marionettes perform special tricks in this festive open stage production!


Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Puppets Have Arrived!

Puppet Showplace's Puppet Store is Stocked

Christmas is about a week away, Hanukkah starts on Tuesday night...You need gifts!! Well luckily, just in the nick of time Puppet Showplace has gotten in a new shipment of puppets that are now on sale in our lobby. We have new Folkmanis puppets and adorable marionettes with removable strings for easy disentanglement.
We have Fun finger puppets. We have peepers ( yes, you can make a puppet with only your hand and a pair of eyeballs as our intern Paul's hand is displaying in the picture to the right)... Wow we have a lot of potential presents!

Puppets are wonderful gifts for children of all ages. They encourage strong development of hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, story telling, and imagination.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful hand puppet or a small finger puppet to top the perfect present, we have what you need. The store is open Tuesday thru Sunday so come on in and check out our puppets!

Monday, December 12, 2011

This week at PST...Let it Snow with The Snowflake Man by Puppet Kabob

Wen & Thurs | Dec 14 & 15| 10:30|
Sat & Sun| Dec 17 & 18|1: 00 & 3:00|

Ever Wanted to Take a Picture of A Snowflake? Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley did. This week Puppet Showplace Theatre presents The Snowflake Man by Puppet Kabob a show tells the story of the first man to ever photograph a snow flake!

About the Show:

The story of "The Snowflake Man" is inspired by Wilson Bentley. This self-educated farmer and scientist attracted world attention in 1885 when he became the first person to capture the image of a single snow crystal with a camera he connected to a microscope. "The Snowflake Man" is a unique trunk show of Czech-style marionettes and props backed by a pop-up book of water color paintings telling the story of "Snowflake" Bentley.
This show combines art, science, and New England history to magical effect. The Snowflake Man was awarded a 2011 UNIMA Citation of Excellence. This show is sponsored in part by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Experience The A.R.T. This Winter!

The Snow Queen
Presented by American Repertory Theater
December 10, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Hey Puppet Showplace Folks, it's me again, your favorite pink monster reporting to you from Harvard Square, Cambridge! I just went to see The Snow Queen at the A.R.T., and it was EPICALLY AWESOME- a beautiful storybook adventure for the whole family filled with puppets, masks and more!

About the Show: Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale "The Show Queen" comes to life in this delightful new stage adaptation for children and their families. When a young boy named Kai is taken away by a wicked enchantress, his best friend Gerda must embark on a perilous journey to the north pole to rescue him. Using puppets, music and magic, this exuberant, heart-warming production will take you on a theatrical journey to a magical kingdom and the Snow Queen's icy palace.

Directed by Allegra Libonati, with original puppets by Michael Kane and featuring members of the ART Institute Class of 2012. Dec. 10-31. American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. $15. 617-547-8300.

Learn More: Find more info, rehearsal photos, activities and more on the A.R.T. website!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Clowns Are Coming To Town!

This Week at PST:

Clown Circus by Brad Shur
Wen & Thurs | Dec 7 & 8| 10:30|
Sat & Sun| Dec 10 & 11|1: 00 & 3:00|

This week our Artist in Residence Brad Shur presents Clown Circus! Come on in and watch his cast of clowny characters as they bring songs & stories to excite and entertain. With shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, there are plenty of chances to come in and clown around with this PST favorite!

About the Show:

Clowns come in all shapes and sizes, but everything about them is larger-than-life. Join "Dusty" and his friends Pierrot, Zany and Guffaw for this fun, interactive variety show that features circus-inspired singing, dancing, storytelling and more!


Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Friday, December 2, 2011

This Weekend at Puppet Showplace... The Elves and the Shoemaker with the Gingerbread Man!

Sat & Sun| Dec 3 & 4 | 1:00 & 3:00

Our winter season continues to roll forward this weekend with The Elves and the Shoemaker with The Gingerbread Man by Romper Rhythm & Puppets. This wonderful collection of classic holiday folktales is fun for the whole family.

About the Show:

In this classic Grimm's folk tale, two Elves help a poor shoemaker get back in business. The fun continues when a Gingerbread boy arrives on the scene! Lots of humor, live music, and audience participation make this show a great seasonal choice.


Recommended for ages 3 and up.

About The Performer:
Diane Kordas has been performing music for children and families since 1992, and puppet shows since 1998.Today, her classic and original stories with puppets, music, humor and audience participation are enjoyed by children and families at libraries, schools, outdoor events, parties, daycares and preschools throughout New England. Find out more on the Romper Rhythm WEBSITE