Calling all Superstars!

This December, we are celebrating the real superstars of Puppet Showplace, the AUDIENCE! We rely on support from our patrons, donors and members to reach our goals to serve the community with unique and exciting opportunities in the arts.

One of our SUPERSTARS is Alison Plante, a member of our board, donor, and member:

Alison Plante (Board of Trustees) with her family at Puppet Showplace

Alison Plante (Board of Trustees) with her family at Puppet Showplace

Dear Friends,

Supporting Puppet Showplace has been a special joy for my family. My son inherited my life-long love of puppetry, and we see as many shows as we can each season.

After being an “Enthusiast” member for many years, I joined the Board of Trustees during the theater's 40th Anniversary Season. My grandmother, who shared my love of the arts, chose to honor Puppet Showplace with a major charitable bequest. Her gift helped stabilize operations and allowed the hardworking staff to focus more of their creative energy on new productions, educational programming, and community outreach. 

With this solid foundation in place, Puppet Showplace is now building towards an ambitious future. We plan to invest in new works by local artists while welcoming unique international performers to our stage. We want to expand our all-ages educational offerings to include professional training and after-school programs. As we grow, we are committed to reaching more underserved children and families through our ticket subsidy and field trip programs.

To achieve these goals, we need your help. A contribution of any size makes a big impact at our theater. A few thousand dollars could launch a new performance series or pilot an after school program. As little as $8.50 funds the cost of a child’s field trip ticket.

When my son celebrated his 5th birthday at Puppet Showplace Theater, a scene in the performance moved him so much that he whispered to me:

“I want to remember this forever!”

Thank you for making this kind of magical moment possible. This year at Puppet Showplace we are wishing on a star—and that star is you!



Alison Plante, Board of Trustees