Monthly Archives: January 2012
Here is a wonderful way to warm up the dreary days of winter!
Northwest Puppet Center
THUMBELINA: The Original Flower Child
by Oregon Shadow Theatre
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm
Tickets available 30 minutes before each show at the box office or can be purchased in advance:
This performance is designed with inspiration from Art Noveau. Live music of the 60’s-70’s sets the tone for this flower power fairytale.
“Hans Christian Andersen never had it so groovy.” Richard Farr, Seattle Times
Hope you can all make it to the show!
Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:
More Auntie Lena’s African Stories
Playing her drum and asking for audience response, Auntie Lena and her friend, Possum, are back to
sing and tell more African stories. Stories include “Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky” and
“Anansi, the Spider” which is about the infamous trickster spider and an unsuspecting turtle.
Val Thomas-Matson, founder of Look, Listen and Learn (a commercial free, early-learning TV
program) plays Auntie Lena. Brian Stabile and Lisa Haslbauer are the puppeteers in the show
directed by Artistic Director, Jean Enticknap. Sue Ennis has penned three new songs for the show
and all have African grooves by ethnomusicologist, Kim Alessi, including the original “Story Tree”
song. Brian Stabile designed and built the new puppets in the production.
Locations and Dates:
Magnuson Park Theatre
7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Jan. 21, 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Feb. 3 (7:30PM), Feb. 4, 5 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Feb. 11, 12 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)
Phone: (206) 524-3388
Join Us for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound Post-Holiday Potluck
When: Thursday, January 19 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Stay tuned for announcement of a new date.
Jean Mattson’s House
13002 10TH Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98177
Our local guild, the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, is holding the annual post-holiday potluck. Please join us at Jean Mattson’s house for good food, talk of puppets, and an opportunity to enjoy the beginning of another year with our community. Per tradition, we will also be voting on new officers for the guild (if you are interested in serving, contact us at email@example.com).
The spread will be more satisfying if we all contact Jean as soon as possible to let her know what we’ll be bringing. E-mail is best, and be sure to cc Nick Hubbard, who is helping to organize the event.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Film screening plus Q&A with the director, Steven Ritz-Barr