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 tell the classic Japanese children’s story.

Sean and Mia Deblieck and friends held a bake sale during the Momotaro fundraiser weekend that raised $678.50.  It is their hope to double the money earned with a corporate match.

Thistle Theatre and the Deblieck family and friends will join together again to host a follow up fundraiser event for Japan relief. It will take place during the Sunset Hill Community Club weekend run of Thistle Theatre Hanako and the Cherry Tree in March of 2012.

Ben Burris, Lisa Haslbauer and Brian Stabile with Momotaro puppets designed and built by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap.


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 robots on a recycling space station, an evil Queen and “spacey” black light scenes combine to create an out-o-this world puppetry experience!

Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer, Gina Wilhelm and Ben Burris are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap. Enticknap wrote the original story with Dan Nelson, and Sue Ennis and Frank Cox wrote the original music and songs. The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

May 13 – 7:30PM
May 14, 15 – 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 21, 22 – 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Magnuson Park
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
May 28, 29 – 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Ticket Prices:
Child/Senior – $7.00
General Admission – $9.00 or
or call Thistle Theatre at (206) 524-3388