Meet the Artists: Brad Shur and Chris Monti

What do you get when you combine live music with skilled puppetry? Brad Shur and Chris Monti's Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from New England. With excellent teamwork, two great artists are able to put together a fantastic and engaging show for you this week. Filled with various songs from the past and interactive fun, Brad and Chris will put on a show you will never forget! 

Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from New England
by Brad Shur and Chris Monti 
Wednesday July 15 - Saturday July 18
Wed - Sat 10:30am & 1pm

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Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater he performs many different shows each year in multiple puppetry styles. He also teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. Prior to becoming the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace, Brad toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder, Brad has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. Brad is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Chris Monti  playing in the Juliy 2014 Puppet Showplace Slam.

Chris Monti playing in the Juliy 2014 Puppet Showplace Slam.

Chris Monti is a writer, singer, and musician based in Somerville, MA. He has released three records: Home, Locust Grove, and Swampland Flowers on CMO Records. Chris has opened for and toured with coutry-blues great Paul Geremia, and has had the pleasure of playing music with the Providence Wholebellies (led by harmonica wizard Chris Turner), with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and with composer Steve Jobe (playing the gigantic Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy). Monti regularly performs for children all over New England in schools, hospitals, and community settings. In addition to guitar, Monti plays harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dobro, piano, lap steel, and kazoo.