Hey there, Puppet Friends! We are still recovering from all the awesomeness that was our sold out PuppetSLAM this past Saturday, stay tuned for the next one coming up in March! We are also entering the final week of The Pied Piper of Hamelin presented by CactusHead Puppets. Both shows yesterday were completely sold out so get your tickets now before it's too late!
And now...the moment you've all been waiting for...the Winter session of Puppet Playtime!! That's right--Bella and the gang are BACK for more adventures, original music, and hilarious puppet shows for all to enjoy! Come visit us on Wednesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 22nd at 10:30am to enjoy free play, imagination games, and plenty of singing and smiles for you and your little one!
Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups) through free play, sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Puppet characters appear throughout to introduce the theme of the day and to join in the fun, and each session ends with a short puppetry performance.
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am
Jan 21, 22, 28 and 29, Feb 4, 5, 11 and 12
Wednesdays at 10:30am & 3:30pm
Feb 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, and 29
$25 per child-adult pair
($10 additional child, $15 additional adult, $20 member adult/child pair)
Flexible 5-Session Pass:
$100 ($75 members)
About the Performers
Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter, actor, and puppeteer with a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. Phil has performed in shows across the Boston area and the Northeast, including Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Company One) and Brundibar & But the Giraffe (Underground Railway Theater). At Puppet Showplace Theater, he is a co-creator of Puppet Playtime, a weekly interactive performance series for children aged 3 and under. He has also played music for several touring puppetry productions, including Puppetkabob’s What the Moon Saw and The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden. His debut album of music for grownups, The Battle of Bunker Hill, will be released in Winter 2015. When not performing, Phil directs the music program at Rock and Roll Daycare in Cambridge.
Brenda Huggins is an educator and theatre artist who has taught puppetry classes to students of all ages throughout greater Boston area. She received her MA in theatre Education at Emerson college after studying vocal performance at Western Connecticut State University. Her work as a director, costume designer, and solo performer has been seen throughout the New England region.
Bella Monster was created by Jonathan Little of Little's Creatures and has been Puppet Showplace Theater's "monster in residence" since 2011. She enjoys puppet shows, singing, and the color pink.
Also, don't forget about the World Premiere of Lollipops for Breakfast by the great Bonnie Duncan, opening on January 31st! We had the honor of seeing a preview of this awesome show at our PuppetSLAM and believe us, you will not want to miss it. Click here for a sneak peek!
One last thing: We are super excited to be starting a NEW weekly Ticket Contest on Social Media: Take a photo at any of our shows and TAG US @PuppetShowplace on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and get entered to win 2 FREE tickets to a show of your choice! New winners announced every week, so get clickin'!
See you soon Puppet Friends! :)