Cooking up some Magic!

Hey there Puppet Friends! We hope you've been enjoying your Spring holidays, and if you joined us for one of our sold out performances of "Peter Rabbit Tales", THANK YOU! We are now gearing up for another wonderful show this week: "The Magic Soup and Other Stories" by Resident Artist Brad Shur! Brad has been super busy lately teaching an awesome Shadow Puppetry Production Lab, and we are SO excited for him to be back on stage with this hilarious and heartwarming original show.

What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up bringing folk tales to his kitchen. Based on a collection of traditional Yiddish stories, 'The Magic Soup' teaches that it is those with wit, humor and imagination who have the best chance of filling their bellies -- and fulfilling their dreams.

Recommended for everyone ages 6 and up. Lots of word play. 

Thursday, April 9th @ 10:30am
Friday, April 10th @ 10:30am
Saturday, April 11th @ 1pm & 3pm
Sunday, April 12th @ 1pm & 3pm


Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theatre he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Shur trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. 'Robin Hood' is Shur's first original glove puppet show. Shur’s other original works include 'The Carrot Salesman,' 'Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine,' 'The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England' and 'The Magic Soup and Other Stories,' featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Shur toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Shur has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

We've been having LOTS of sold out shows lately so be sure to reserve your tickets early for "Magic Soup"! Up next is the final show in our "Puppets Around the World" Series: "African Adventure Tales" by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre!

What is our next series, you ask? Well, it's called "Tiny Heroes" and we're kicking it off with TWO April Vacation Week shows: "The Legend of Banana Kid" and "Everybody Loves Pirates" by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers! And you were worried you wouldn't have anything to do during Vacation Week... :)

Check out all of our Spring offerings HERE

But wait, there's more! Our Build Your Own Monster Puppet Class starts on April 28th! This
fur-tastic class is taught by Jonathan Little of Little's Creatures (that's right, the man who brought you Bella Monster!) and meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-9pm for four weeks. Check out all the details and reserve your spot for all the furry fun you could ever want!

Make your own furry creature with Jon Little, Little's Creatures! Class begins April 28.

Make your own furry creature with Jon Little, Little's Creatures! Class begins April 28.

AND, guess what's happening June 2nd at the George H. Wightman Mansion in Brookline? Why, it's our CARNIVAL OF WONDERS Spring Gala! This magical evening is sure to be the event of the summer--a fabulous night of food, drinks, music, puppets, performances, special guests, awards, a silent auction, and so much more--you definitely don't want to miss it. Check out all the details and purchase your ticket to this very special event!

Thanks for reading, Puppet People. Now get out there, enjoy the Spring sunshine, and let's have a PUPPET SHOW! :)