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NW Puppet Center presents: “Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man”

The Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present a fantastic show filled with mystery and adventure.

DOC CHAPEAU MEETS THE GILL MAN
By Oregon Shadow Theatre
March 26th – April 10th, 2016
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm
Box office opens 30 minutes before each show or get your tickets anytime:

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9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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International Day of Puppetry and Northwest Puppet Center

Today is the International Day of Puppetry and Northwest Puppet Center continues to bring this art to folks near and far.  This day was designated by Union International de la Marionette (a member group of UNESCO) and is celebrated by colleagues around the world.  Northwest Puppet Center is proud to be actively involved with this international organization which is dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding and peace through puppetry.
Just this past weekend was the culmination of a massive undertaking at Caine College of the Arts, the staging of a puppet opera!  With over 100 participants (students, faculty and guest artists) and hundreds of attendees, the project was a resounding success which uniquely brought together the Visual Arts, Theatre and Music departments.  We hope it leads to more puppetry programs at Caine College.  Sorry to all of our local fans but this production was only presented at Morgan Theatre on the campus in Logan, Utah.  However, it did help renew our interest in bringing opera back to the stage at Northwest Puppet Center.  This production at Caine College was dedicated to our beloved Music Director Margriet Tindemans.
Further across the globe, our colleagues at Israel’s Puppet Center have just posted a video which gives a glimpse into their museum where some of our puppets are currently on loan.  See if you can recognize any puppets you’ve seen in Seattle:
Getting back to local projects, Northwest Puppet Center is pleased to have puppets from West Africa on display at Washington State Convention Center and puppets tied to the early years of Cornish College for the Arts are on display through May 1st as part of Cascadia Art Museum’s current exhibit:
Northwest Puppet Center is also working with Pratt Fine Arts Center to offer this carving class.  If you’ve wanted to learn how to make a marionette, here is your chance to sign-up:
With all this happening, there has been a little break in the performances at the puppet center but the next show starts this weekend!  Please join us for Oregon Shadow Theatre’s production of “Doc Chapeau meets the Gill Man” playing March 26th through April 10th.  Tickets available at the box office or in advance:
Thank you for your interest in puppetry and the programs offered by our non-profit organization!
Sincerely,
Dmitri Carter
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Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

See “Punch & Judy” at Northwest Puppet Center

Guild Members,

Just announced by the NWPC.  A special event PUNCH & JUDY feature the talents of Professor Peter Allen!
Dec. 18 at 8:00PM at the Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

PUNCH & JUDY
Mr. Punch is a classic figure in British puppet theatre and has been waving his slapstick around for centuries. Now is your chance to enjoy a true Punch & Judy show!

See Mr. Punch, his wife Judy, the little dog Toby, Joey the Clown, the Hangman and all the other favorite characters. Professor Peter Allen was born in London and began performing at the age of 8.

One night only for this special performance!

Please note: May not be suitable for young children and other sensitive audience members due to slapstick violence.

Get your tickets here!
http://punch.brownpapertickets.com/

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season.  We will be having a guild meeting in late January to announce new board.

Cheers,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “Circus” by Parasol Puppets

Dear Friends of Northwest Puppet Center,

The next performance in the season is here!

CIRCUS
By Parasol Puppets

Playing Dec. 5-20, 2015
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Tickets available 30 minutes before showtime at the box office or advance tickets can be found anytime:

http://puppetcircus.brownpapertickets.com/
(800)838-3006

Performed by Peter Allen who was born in England and began performing at the age of eight.  With decades of experience in puppetry and a love of the circus, he has created this comical puppet show.

In this performance, the Ringmaster will introduce you to all of your favorite circus characters, including a clown, a very timid lion, and Madame Gertrude with her trained snakes. Audience members are encouraged to cheer, applaud and otherwise help the puppet characters successfully perform their circus acts.  This performance uses colorful hand puppets to bring you the thrills of the circus.

Hope to see you at the puppet circus!

Sincerely,

Dmitri

P.S. Subscribers, just email to reserve for a specific date/time or simply give your name at the box office.  Thanks.

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Northwest Puppet Center presents: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs By A. Wolf

The next show in the season is wonderful for audiences of all ages and is based on the popular children’s book by Jon Scieszka.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS BY A. WOLF
Created and performed by Paul Mesner Puppets
Nov. 7-22, 2015
Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm
Sundays at 1pm & 3pm
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.  Advance tickets can be purchased anytime online or by phone:
(800)838-3006
For all our subscribers, please remember that your name is at the box office and you are welcome at whichever showing that works best for your schedule.  If you want your tickets set aside in advance, feel free to let us know the date and time by emailing or calling the puppet center:
(206)523-2579

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Special Event at NW Puppet Center 10/23 & 10/24

Hello Friends of Northwest Puppet Center,

Please join us for a special performance:
FIRE
by Bread & Puppet Theater
Oct. 23rd at 8pm
Oct. 24th at 8pm
Since the 1960’s, this troupe has been active with social and political spectacles using giant puppets and masks.  Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Bread & Puppet brings one of their most important works to the West Coast with only 2 performances in Seattle.
“Humans wage war against each other and their own mother:  Nature.  Essentially war is the ferocious stupidity that insists on the application of brutality for problem solution, whether the brutality is directed at humans or mountaintops. “FIRE” is a chapel against war, where you sit down to witness the effects of war while contemplating its opposite.”
Peter Schumann, founder of Bread & Puppet
Advance tickets available:
If cost is an issue, please contact the puppet center directly (not the ticketing service) because we don’t want that to deter anyone from being able to attend.  Please note, this performance is not intended for young children and is not part of the season subscription.
In addition to the performance, Bread & Puppet will be leading a workshop on Cantastoria which is open to participants of ALL AGES.
CANTASTORIA WORKSHOP
by Bread & Puppet
Oct. 25th at 11am
Advance tickets available:
Both the performances and the workshop will be held at Northwest Puppet Center.  Hope to see you at these special programs.
Dmitri
P.S.  After this special event, the season continues with “True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf” by Paul Mesner Puppets playing Nov. 7-22.
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Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel:  206 523 2579

Northwest Puppet Center’s New Season

Dear Friends of Northwest Puppet Center:

It is time to start the new season of shows at the puppet center which brings the best deal of the year, season subscriptions.  Please consider becoming a subscriber for only $35 (same for adult or child).

FIVE different puppet shows!
ONE remarkably low price!

Get your subscription online or over the phone:

http://puppet.brownpapertickets.com/
(800)838-3006

Just pick the date and time of your first performance.  No need to plan everything in advance, tickets for the rest of the shows can be reserved anytime by emailing or calling the puppet center directly.

Your subscription includes all five of the following great shows:

Oct. 3 – 18, 2015
IMAGES OF CHINA
Vignettes by master puppeteers from Beijing
Performed by Dragon Art Studio

Nov. 7 – 22, 2015
TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS BY A. Wolf
Adapted from the silly children’s book by Jon Scieszka
Performed by Paul Mesner Puppets

Dec 5 – 20, 2015
CIRCUS
The circus is coming to town and this one is comprised entirely of puppets
Performed by Parasol Puppets

March 26 – April 10, 2016
DOC CHAPEAU MEETS THE GILL MAN
Make an unexpected discovery with Doc Chapeau in this underwater adventure
Performed by Oregon Shadow Theatre

May 7 – 15, 2016
SECRET LIFE OF BUGS
Discover the incredible world of insects in this blacklight puppetry performance
Performed by Spyglass Theatre

Hope to see you all at the shows.  Thank you for your continued interest in puppetry and support of this unique non-profit arts organization.

Sincerely,

Dmitri Carter
dmitri@nwpuppet.org

http://www.nwpuppet.org

http://www.facebook.com/nwpuppet

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “What the Moon Saw”

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Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:

WHAT THE MOON SAW
by PuppetKabob

Two of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved tales, “Thumbelina” and “The Ugly Duckling”, are brought together in this imaginative performance.  What will happen to a pair of misfits on their moonlit adventure?  Don’t miss the West Coast premier of this magical puppet show about a pair of unlikely friends.

May 2-17, 2015

Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm
Sundays at 1pm & 3pm

Box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.
Advance tickets can be purchased anytime:
http://whatthemoonsaw.brownpapertickets.com/
800-838-3006


dmitri@nwpuppet.org

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

tel:  206 523 2579

 

 

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!
Sincerely,
Dmitri Carter
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http://www.facebook.com/nwpuppet

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!

SEE A PUPPET THEATRE PRODUCTION

Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle

1:00PM and 3:00PM                                 Tickets: $9-$11                                     www.nwpuppet.org

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                                      www.thistletheatre.org

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             www.facebook.com/FeltAThon

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.

SEE A PRODUCTION WITH PUPPETRY

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

2:00PM and 5:30PM                               Tickets: $25-$36                                               www.sct.org

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. 

VISIT A PUPPET MUSEUM

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

VISIT THE PIKE PLACE MARKET

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. http://planetofthepuppets.com