Happy New Year, Puppet Friends! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a fabulous New Year's Eve! We had the pleasure of performing at First Night Boston, and boy was it a fun time! Parades, Puppet Shows, Fireworks--what an awesome way to kick off 2015. We can't wait to do it next year! Check out our photo album below for a glimpse into all the puppet fun at the Puppet Showplace Theater First Night Puppetry Festival:
We have SO much going on this January to keep you warm and entertained, starting with our great new series titled "New Year, New Shows!" The first production we have on deck is the World Premiere of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by CactusHead Puppets, and it is sure to be a great time!
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by CactusHead Puppets
Jan 10-25, 2015
Show Description: The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets bring the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of colorful characters in this comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!
CactusHead Puppets are known for their playful performance style and exuberant creativity. The West Springfield-based company was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team John and Megan Regan. Since then, they have created six shows based on favorite, familiar folktales and have toured throughout Western New England. John and Megan are both graduates of the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts program. Megan is originally from the Kansas City area, where she worked with Paul Mesner Puppets. John is from Western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing in the same libraries where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies. Both John and Megan were interns at Puppet Showplace Theater, and they are excited to return to Boston to share their work as professional puppeteers!
Saturday, January 10th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Sunday, January 11th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Friday, January 16th @ 7:00pm (Evening Show!)
Saturday, January 17th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Sunday, January 18th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Monday, January 19th @ 10:30am & 1:00pm
Saturday, January 24th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Sunday, January 25th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Coming up after that will be the World Premiere of "Lollipops for Breakfast" by Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents, running Saturday January 31st through Monday February 16th!
New Adult Classes are starting this month as well, starting with Character Construction with Artist-in-Residence Brad Shur and many more! Check out our offerings here!
Last but not least, we are SO excited to host our next Puppet SLAM on January 17th @ 8:00pm! This event always sells out so make sure to get your tickets now to ensure an awesome Adults-Only night of Puppet Fun!
We can't wait to see you at all of our fun and festive events this month, stay warm out there Puppet Friends!
-Katie B, PST Marketing Intern :)