Aurora Valentinetti turns 90 this year!

Aurora Valentinetti, teacher, puppet creator and performer for 50 years in the NW and the USA, will be turning 90. A party is being planned in her honor for September and details will be available soon.  The party will coincide with the new season opening of Evergreen Children’s Theatre and the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum. Continue reading “Aurora Valentinetti turns 90 this year!”

Barnstorm: The Cabaret Re-Imagined Uses Puppetry to Discuss Current Social Issues

Barnstorm: The Cabaret Re-Imagined strives to engender a return to the style of 19th-century cabarets, which created a space in which to open dialogue between artists and citizens about important issues. In this spirit, Barnstorm has invited artists to do so by utilizing their own unique disciplines. One such discipline is puppetry, the particular mediumContinue reading “Barnstorm: The Cabaret Re-Imagined Uses Puppetry to Discuss Current Social Issues”

Marionette Opera: The Burning House

THE BURNING HOUSE by Carter Family Marionettes with Music Director Margriet Tindemans and special musical guests April 29 – May 8, 2011At the request of Prince Esterhazy, Franz Josef Haydn created this opera especially for The Royal Marionette Theater at Esterhaza Palace. Splendid live baroque music lead by the internationally acclaimed Margriet Tindemans. Exquisite castContinue reading “Marionette Opera: The Burning House”

Thistle Theatre and friends donate to Japanese disaster relief

Thistle Theatre sent a donation of $1063.11 to Mercy Corps Japanese disaster relief. Thistle Theatre donated 25% of ticket sales and all donations collected at Momotaro (Peach Boy) in their fundraiser weekend of March 25- 27, 2011 at the Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard. Thistle Theatre used Bunraku-style puppets and origami puppets to tellContinue reading “Thistle Theatre and friends donate to Japanese disaster relief”

Thistle Theatre presents: Quest for Planet X (the space musical)

Thistle Theatre presents: Quest for Planet X (the space musical) From earth to moon and to the far reaches of the Galaxy…take a flight into the future. A strange chrysalis-like growth has started to form on Earth. If the space team can’t reach Planet X for the antidote, the Earth will be doomed. Silly robotsContinue reading “Thistle Theatre presents: Quest for Planet X (the space musical)”