Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thistle Theatre presents: The Gingerbread Boy

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre from families, presents:


Picture of Gingerbread boy and Gummy gator in soda swamp

Gingerbread boy and Gummy gator in soda swamp

Every child’s dream come true – a magical world of candy, cookies and ice cream.  Ollie the Oven bakes cakes and cookies, Bill the Chill makes ice cream treats and Sweetie, a Copper Kettle, cooks up candy and chocolate confections. When too much spice is poured into the batter, out pops a mischievous Gingerbread Boy who stops the
production of holiday goodies. Pepper Mint, a shipping clerk, runs after the Gingerbread Boy on a chase though Candy Cane Lane, past a Snow Man in the Coconut Alps and into the Soda Swamp inhabited by the Gummy Gator. The traditional story told with an original twist.
Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers, dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility, operate all of the character’s limbs by hand from behind. A talented ensemble of puppeteers, Ben Burris, Brian Stabile and Gina Wilhelm performs all character voices and songs live in a production directed by Jean Enticknap with music and songs by Sue Ennis.
Funded in part with Funds from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Performance Locations:

Sunset Hill Community Club:
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Sunset Hill Community Club:
Nov. 30 (7:30) Dec. 1, 2 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre:
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Dec. 15, 16 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre:
7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Dec. 22, 23 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Tickets:   or Brown Paper Tickets
Individual Tickets
Children and Seniors – $8.00
General – $10.00

(206) 524-3388

Short Description

The Gingerbread Boy
When too much spice is poured into the batter, out pops a mischievous Gingerbread Boy who steals the oven control knob and stops the production of holiday goodies in magical world of candy, cookies and ice cream. It’s up to Pepper Mint to save the day!

Kyle Loven presents "Loss Machine" at On the Boards

As the visual and performance worlds continue to collide, Kyle Loven is a difficult artist to categorize. An object maker with theatrical designs, his Rube Goldberg-esque Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Digging through the layers of the everyday and the fantastical, this piece poignantly displays a narrative of discovery and loss from the drama of imagery.

Kyle Loven makes theater with transformed ephemera, projections and masterfully created puppets that are a far cry from traditional marionettes and muppets. In recent years he has toured to Amsterdam, Taipei, NYC, Minneapolis, Portland and Orlando. Locally his work has been seen throughout the city, including at the 2011 NW New Works Festival and venues such as Washington Ensemble Theater and Annex Theatre. He is the recipient of grants from The Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Tickets are available from On the Boards.

Northwest Puppet Center presents "Rapunzel"

Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:

by Paul Mesner Puppets

Nov. 3-18, 2012
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Hope you can join us for this silly production of the classic fairytale. Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. Advance tickets can be purchased here:

Subscribers, you are welcome to call ( 206-523-2579 ) or email ( ) to reserve.

Thank you,


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

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078