Monthly Archives: April 2012

Raffle Donations Requested

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is looking for raffle donations. If you have any items you would be willing to share with us to support the ongoing development of the slam, please contact co-coordinator Nick Hubbard: ndhubbard@gmail.com.

Also, be sure to check out our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, Vol. III

Did you miss us?
The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Vol. III

We weren’t kidding: The Fussy Cloud mission to entertain continues, just like these irrepressible drizzling days. We do not come in peace; there will be toy theatre. Your old favorites will be in the lineup, and some new hand-carved faces too. The Waifs of the Wharf return to fill the atmosphere with melody.
Getting SAD? Getting pissed? Get puppets.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. III
-Intended for adult audiences only.
-Featuring the work of: Rachel Jackson, Gavin Cummins, Marva Holmes, the unsinkable Clay Martin, and more.
-Will include a raffle and live music by The Waifs of the Wharf.

Theatre-Off-Jackson
(409 7th Ave S Seattle, WA 98104)
(206) 340-1049)
Saturday May 5 Music @ 7:15PM Puppets @ 8
$10 General Admission

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is supported by
http://www.puppetslam.com/
Sponsored by The Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Masterpieces exhibit from Valentinetti Puppet Museum

I would love to take this opportunity to invite all of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound members and their families and friends to come to Bremerton to see our newly installed exhibit “Masterpieces from the Collection.” If you have never visited the Valentinetti Puppet Museum in Bremerton, you are in for a treat. Currently the Museum has over 1300 pieces from all over the world which have been given to the Museum from a wide variety of donors, domestic and foreign.

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm. The Museum is also open for Bremerton’s First Friday Art Walk,
May 4th, 5-8 pm. If you all would like to arrange for a private tour at some other date please contact me and see what we can arrange.

Stanley Hess
Museum Curator
Valentinetti Puppet Museum
257 Fourth Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
(s.w.hess@msn.com)
T. 360-373-2992 (Museum)
www.ectandpuppets.org
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Reminder: Potluck this Thursday! Please RSVP

REMINDER: Join Us for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound Spring Potluck (A.K.A. the Post-Holiday Potluck)!

When:
This Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30-9:30PM

Where:
Jean Mattson’s House
13002 10TH Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98177

Our local guild, the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, is holding the annual potluck, this time in honor of Spring! 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 puppeteersofpugetsound@gmail.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.

We already have:
>Gluten free crackers with spreads
>A vegetable side or dessert
>One main dish
>BBQ chicken wings
>Wine

E-mail is best, and be sure to cc Nick Hubbard, who is helping to organize the event.
Jean: jmariematt@aol.com
Nick: ndhubbard@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see you there!

Thistle Theatre presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Performance Locations and Ticket Information:

Sunset Hill Community Club:
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
May 4 (7:30PM) May 5, 6 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre:
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 19, 20 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park:
7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
May 26, 27 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Ticket Prices:
Children and Seniors – $8.00
General Admission – $9.00
www.thistletheatre.org
(206) 524-3388

Description of Story:

The three bears load up their trailer and leave Yellowstone Park for a vacation in Hollywood, California. When Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear take a walk, Goldilocks and her pet duck stumble upon their campsite where the porridge is hot and the bed is just right! Songwriter Sue Ennis has written 50’s rock, country and pop tunes for this classic story with a modern twist.

Lisa Haslbauer, Brian Stabile and Gina Wilhelm are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap with puppets designed and build by Brian Kooser.

Northwest Puppet Theatre presents: "Il Girello: The Wheel of Fortune"

Dear Friends,

It is time for our annual marionette opera extravaganza! This year, we are proud to present:

IL GIRELLO: THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE

April 13-22, 2012

In 1682, this production debuted in Venice. Now 330 years later, the oldest extant marionette opera is resurrected! With help from a magical root, Girello the gardener becomes king for the day. In guise of the King of Thebes, he locks up the corrupt ministers and frees the wrongly convicted lovers. When the true king returns, there is much mayhem as two kings are giving contradictory orders. Staged by Carter Family Marionettes with a beautifully hand-carved cast of characters and live musical ensemble!

Advance tickets available online or by phone:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203375
1(800) 838-3006

Showtimes:
Fri. 8pm
Sat. 2pm & 8pm
Sun. 2pm

Admission:
$28 Senior (65+)
$32 Adult
$28 Child
Please note: NOT intended for young children.
This performance includes some bawdy humor, innuendos and potential for a “wardrobe malfunction” resulting in brief puppet nudity.

Composers: Jacopo Melani & Alessandro Stradella
Librettist: Fillippo Acciaiuoli
Directors: Christine & Stephen Carter
Music Director: Margriet Tindemans
Soprano: Catherine Webster
Tenors: Jim Brown & Scott Whitaker
Basso: David Stutz
Harpsichordist: Jillon Stoppels Dupree
Violinists: Linda Melsted & Olga Hauptman
Violist: Margriet Tindemans
Percussionist: Peggy Monroe
Pupari: Stephen, Christine & Dmitri Carter
Supertitle Operator: Layne Benofsky

We hope to see you at the opera!

Dmitri Carter
dmitri@nwpuppet.org

http://www.nwpuppet.org

http://www.facebook.com/nwpuppet

Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078

Call for Photos

Hello Newsletter Editors, Web Managers, Guild Contacts, Regional Presidents, and more,

This is Nick Hubbard, writing to you in my capacity as part of the organizing team for the 2013 Puppeteers of America National Festival. Below is a call for photos from past national festivals that I hope you will be willing to communicate to your members and communities, whether through your newsletters, websites, or upcoming meetings. As you will see, we are looking for the photos to post to our Facebook page and possibly our festival website. All the information you need should be there, but if you have any questions feel free to contact me or Carole D’Agostino, who is the lead for this photo-posting project: hellocarole@yahoo.com

Thank you for helping us to promote our community and give American puppeteers a chance to celebrate good memories of festivals past. We appreciate it!

Nick Hubbard
ndhubbard@gmail.com

Text of the call:
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Hello Puppeteers of America guilds! This is Nick Hubbard, part of the organizing team for the next PofA National Festival in 2013. One of our goals in planning the Festival is to promote Community and encourage new people to join P of A. To that end, we are searching for photos from past National Festivals that feature folks having fun. We’re hoping that some of you might be willing to share 2 or 3 of your favorite photos with our Facebook page and possibly our festival website?

We’re looking for photos of people hanging out, having a good time, not necessarily fancy production shots. These photos are not for profit, they are simply part of a photo album that people can see and share with friends on Facebook and possibly the festival website.

To see an example check this album.

You can see how we present the images, thank the donor, and let folks tag themselves. It’s a nice variety!

We are giving credit for photos wherever possible. If you have concerns about privacy, let us know and we can discuss. Some donors have taken the step to contact people in the photos for permission, though that is not necessary. If you do not wish to be credited, that is also ok.

I hope you’ll consider sharing a few photos, which you can do by sending the photos and any photographer credits to our festival e-mail: PuppetFestival.r.Evolution@gmail.com

Thank you very much,
Nick Hubbard

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Spring Potluck

Join Us for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound Spring Potluck (A.K.A. the Post-Holiday Potluck)!
 
When: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30PM-9:30PM
 
Where:
 
Jean Mattson’s House
13002 10TH Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98177
 
Our local guild, the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, is holding the annual potluck, this time in honor of Spring! 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 puppeteersofpugetsound@gmail.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.
 
Jean: jmariematt@aol.com
Nick: ndhubbard@gmail.com
 
Can’t wait to see you there!