Monthly Archives: March 2015

Northwest Puppets Center presents “Bathtub Pirates” by Grey Seal Puppets

A swashbuckling adventure begins when a child’s imagination turns the bathtub into a pirate ship!  Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:
Bathtub Pirates
by Grey Seal Puppets

Playing March 21-29, 2015

Showtimes: Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm, Sundays at 1pm & 3pm
Admission:  $9 child, $11 adult, $9 senior
Advance tickets available online or by phone:
Tickets also available at the box office which opens 30 minutes before showtime.  Playing for only two weekends so don’t miss this fun-filled performance.
Thanks for your support and patronage of the puppet center!
Dmitri Carter

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Combined National Day of Puppetry and World Day of Puppetry on March 21, 2015

The Puppeteers of Puget Sound, a guild of the Puppeteers of America, invite you to see and support the work of PUPPETRY ARTISTS on the combined National Day of Puppetry and World Day of Puppetry on March 21, 2015. Celebrate Art and Culture through Puppetry!


Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle

1:00PM and 3:00PM                                 Tickets: $9-$11                           

Bathtub Pirates – Grey Seal Puppets stages an inventive show where a bubble bath turns into a pirate adventure!  A child’s imagination takes an unexpected turn when Captain Blackbeard and his motley band of pirates need a new ship. Found object puppets made from items found in a bathtub!

Thistle Theatre: Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Street, Seattle

1:00PM and 3:00PM                               Tickets: $10                            

Momotaro (Peach Boy) – Momotaro magically emerges from a peach, bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to defeat the Oni (ogres) who have been stealing from his family village.

Tabletop Bunraku and origami puppets are used to tell the most celebrated children’s story in Japan.

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom Puppets: Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

8:30PM – 9:30PM                     Tickets: $10 online $14 at the door   

In Felt-a-thon Live see behind-the-scenes magic firsthand as the cast and crew shoot a video inspired by Design Month’s Pillow Fort Set. You may be invited to put on a puppet and become part of the action or relax and be a member of the studio audience.


Seattle Children’s Theatre: 201 Thomas St., Seattle  (Seattle Center)

2:00PM and 5:30PM                               Tickets: $25-$36                                     

Goodnight Moon(Musical production of book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd) Enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland.  In this production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. 


Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98115                   12:00PM – 4:00PM

                                                       Free with production of Bathtub Pirates

Aurora Valentinetti Museum: 257 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337               11:00AM – 4:00PM

                                      Suggested Donation Student – $1.00, Adult – $2.00, Family – $5.00


Planet of the Puppets will be in the market with an amazing assortment of pop-up puppets.  Look near the Joe Desimone Bridge and Stewart St, the area that juts out over Western Ave.


National Day of Puppetry to coincide with UNIMA’s World Puppetry Day

Call for Puppeteers and Companies!  Last year the Puppeteers of America Board of Trustees voted to move National Day of Puppetry to coincide with UNIMA’s World Puppetry Day. The event is March 21, 2015.

Dustin Curtis (a new member of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound) has organized an outreach pre-event. Dustin received a permit from Seattle Parks & Recreation (who kindly waived the usage fees) for a “meet & greet” of puppets onSaturday, March 14th from 1pm-6pm in Westlake Park. He has arranged to have two tables. One table will hold fliers or giveaways from puppet shows/companies. There are numerous puppetry events on the actual day, March 21, so this event is a week early to help drive traffic to support puppetry artists. The other table will hold paper bag puppets that Dustin’s puppet company will be donating for handouts.  He has paid the insurance fee for the event. He is looking for volunteers who would like to stop by for an hour or two (or the whole event) to  “show off your puppet, busk perform, answer questions or possibly take photos if requested.” He is also seeking promo materials to help talk about your company or upcoming show/season.

He is organizing a puppet making party for the March 14 event on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00PM.

Many thanks to Dustin for organizing this event.   If you are interested or would like more details about the March 14event, please email Dustin directly at

Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

Here is a link to the flyer that will be given out on the March 14th event listing the puppetry events around Puget Sound on March 21. National and World Day of Puppetry

Thistle Theatre presents: “Momotoro (Peach Boy)”

Photo of Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro is the most popular children’s story told in Japan. An old woman finds a huge peach floating in a river. When she and her husband try to cut it open, a baby emerges. They name the baby Momotaro and raise him as their son.  He quickly grows up to be a warrior and bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to go on a mission to defeat the Oni (demons) who have been terrorizing his village.

The story was adapted by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis, who also wrote the score and 3 original songs.  The traditional Momotaro song is also featured in the show. Tabletop Bunruku-style puppets made by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap, and origami puppets folded by Kathleen Imanishi and Jean Enticknap. Puppeteers Ben Burris, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm play multiple roles in the production directed by Jean Enticknap.  Recommended for children ages 3 and up.  Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

March 7, 8 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

March 14, 15 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

March 21 and 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All tickets $10

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Contact us at (206) 524-3388 or