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Vancouver Regional Puppet Festival

Victoria, BC, CANADA
September, 2014
Friday 19th to Sunday the 21

http://puppetsforpeace.weebly.com/

The Pacific Northwest Region invites the Puppeteers of America and all others to join us to celebrate 2.5 days of the art of the puppet in the beautiful tourist destination of Victoria, BC, Canada. www.tourismvictoria.com

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Comes to Bumbershoot®

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Comes to Bumbershoot®

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Bumbershoot Edition

When: Saturday, August 30 – 6:45pm
Monday, Sept 1 – 5:15pm

Where: Center House Theatre
(The TPS Stage at Bumbershoot®)

Tickets: http://bumbershoot.org

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is proud to present our special Bumbershoot edition! We’ve pulled together a selection of favorite acts and artists from our first 2 years of slams to represent us at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, both festival performances feature a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be performing twice during the festival:
– Saturday, August 30 from 6:45pm-8pm
– Monday, September 1 from 5:15pm-6:15pm

Scheduled to appear:
Gavin Cummins
Bill Holznagel and Jason Miranda
Rachel Jackson
Clay Martin
Katie McClenahan and Jen LaMastra
Jenelle Weidlich
& Improv Shadows (Reed Garber-Pearson, Rachel Jackson, Paul Velasquez & Jenelle Weidlich)

All herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the Puppet Slam Network, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to promote and support the puppetry community in the Pacific Northwest through our ongoing performance series. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

ABOUT BUMBERSHOOT:
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in Collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

Save the dates: “P of Eh? CANUCK FEST 2014”

The Pacific Northwest Region presents
P of Eh? CANUCK FEST 2014

Victoria, BC Canada
September, Thursday the 18th to Sunday the 21st, 2014

The Pacific Northwest Region invites the Puppeteers of America and all others that wish to join us to celebrate three days of the art of the puppet in the beautiful tourist destination of Victoria, BC, Canada.

Festival Director is renowned puppeteer Tim Gosley.

This three-day festival will consist of workshops, performances, displays, puppet projects and a Puppets for Peace Parade.

For more information and updates, please visit their Facebook page.

Thistle Theatre presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Based on an old English version of the story, Jack trades his family’s cow for five colored beans. An

amazing adventure ensues when Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and becomes a slave to the

cyclops wife of the fee-fi-fo-fum giant. A golden hen, a magic singing harp, a green fairy and a fool

add to the musical merriment.

Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer and Ben Burris are the puppeteers in this production directed by

Jean Enticknap. The story was adapted by Sue Ennis and Jean Enticknap with music and songs by

Sue Ennis. The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser with costumes by Jean Enticknap.

 

Locations and Dates:

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Oct. 1, 2 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Oct. 7 (7:30PM) Oct. 8, 9 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7120 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

Oct. 15, 16 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

 

Tickets:

Child/Senior $8.00

General $9.00

 

Season Tickets Available!

 

Information:

Thistle Theatre

Phone: (206) 524-3388

Website: thistletheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

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.  Meanwhile, those wishing to send congratulations and messages to A. Valentinetti and receive updates on planned festivities, please contact Stanley Hess.

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, 2011
At 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 cast and sets by Carter Family Marionettes. The Carter Family presented their opera to sold-out crowds at the Sanssouci Palace Theatre of Frederick the Great. “The Burning House” makes a triumphant return from Europe with a limited engagement of only two-weekends in Seattle. Don’t miss your chance to see this masterpiece of music and marionettes!

SHOWTIMES:
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

TICKET PRICES:
$32 adult
$28 senior
$28 youth
(please note: not intended for young children and not part of season subscription)
For advance tickets, click here or call:
1(800)838-3006

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE:
Thursday, April 28 at 8pm
For preview tickets, click here or call:
1(800)838-3006

LOCATION:
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115-3111
(206) 523-2579

Please call or email for more details or if you have any questions.
info@nwpuppet.org

 

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
www.thistletheatre.org or www.brownpapertickets.org
or call Thistle Theatre at (206) 524-3388