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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.


Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia‘s signature production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites continues to generate remarkable statistics. To date more than 1,525,000 spectators in thirteen countries have enjoyed versions offered in six languages. Featuring innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music, the fifty-minute production includes three beloved stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and the Mixed-Up Chameleon. This production swell was recently awarded a Citation of Excellent by UNIMA-USA, one of North America’s most prestigious awards in the field of puppetry.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

Seattle Children’s Theatre

(Public performances currently available)

Friday, May 18, 2012 -7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2012 -5:30 PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012 -7:00 PM
Friday, June 1, 2012- 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 2, 2012- 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 2, 2012- 5:30 PM

Friday, June 8, 2012 -7:00 PM

Saturday, June 9, 2012 -2:00 PM

Saturday, June 9, 2012 -5:30 PM

Sunday, June 10, 2012 – 11:00 AM

Sunday, June 10, 2012 -2:30 PM


About Mermaid Theatre of Nova ScotiaBased in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Mermaid Theatre’s unique adaptations of children’s literature have delighted more than four and a half million young people on four continents. Founded in 1972, the company  ranks among North America’s most respected theatres for the young, and has won widespread recognition for its important ambassadorial role. Mermaid regularly crosses North America, and has represented Canada in Japan, Mexico, Australia, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Holland, Scotland, Wales, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Mermaid has earned Export Excellence Awards from both Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada (2001, 2005) in recognition for contributions to culture and the economy, and in 2008 received  the Crystal Ambassador Award by the Tourism Industry of Nova Scotia. The company performs for 200,000 spectators annually, and is currently one of Canada’s most active touring organizations. 







"Harold and the Purple Crayon" at Seattle Children's Theatre

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Book by Don Darryl Rivera, Music by Auston James, Lyrics by Rob Burgess
Based on the books by Crockett Johnson
All Rights Reserved by The Estate of Ruth Krauss
Stewart J. Edelstein, Executor
  • SEP 22 – OCT 30
  • All Ages – visual storytelling and accessible language
  • Charlotte Martin Theatre
Anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. With a burst of inspiration, Harold launches a magical exploration and simply draws where he wants to go. After sketching himself into adventurous situations, Harold quickly problem-solves: he draws an apple tree when he’s hungry and a rocket ship when he finds himself falling through the sky. With spirited song and creativity, Harold travels from under the sea to outer space, making many friends along the way.

Play Synopsis

A Note from Artistic Director Linda Hartzell:
Harold is a child’s icon for playfulness. Bringing him to stage with animation, puppetry and music bridges the book-theatre connection for young children. Hopefully this will inspire our earliest readers and earliest theatre patrons. I’m certain the dynamic special effects and nostalgia of the story will intrigue older youth.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Seattle Children’s Theatre website.
P.S. Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Annett Mateo adds: “Come see my biggest show ever with probably the most different kinds of puppets in one show, even a marionette! More puppets than any show we have done before!”