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
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
(Public performances currently available)
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 Scotia: Based 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
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
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.