Fall Fairy Tale Festival Kickoff Event!

Get into the fall spirit will our Fall Fairy Tale Festival Kickoff Event! Join us as we celebrate the start of our 5th annual Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Enjoy free refreshments provided by Wegmans and puppet making activities after each performance of "Cinderella" by Tanglewood Marionettes. This event also launches our Fall member drive. Become a member by October 12th and you'll be entered to win a prize. And, all members are eligible to attend our Fairy Tale Tea Party on Columbus Day, October 12th!

by Tanglewood Marionettes
Saturday September 5th- Monday September 7th
1pm and 3pm (10:30am and 1 pm on Labor Day Monday)

Tickets to the shows are $12 General Admission/ $8 for Members ($15/$10 on Labor Day Monday).

"Cinderella" is the classic story of a young woman whose good heart transports her from rags to royalty. This production, featuring a witty script and over a dozen lavishly costumed marionettes, is a Tanglewood Marionettes masterpiece. All of your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella and the charming Prince, to the bumptious stepsisters and the magical Fairy Godmother. This telling is based on the original beloved tale, with a few unexpected surprises! A classic fairy tale told with wit and style, Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages.

Don't forget to come and join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Kickoff Event after each Cinderella performance by Tanglewood Marionettes! Learn more about the artists below:

Peter Schaefer (right) and Jennifer Tebo (left), the performers from Tanglewood Marionettes!

Peter Schaefer (right) and Jennifer Tebo (left), the performers from Tanglewood Marionettes!

Founded in 1993 by Peter and Anne Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette company whose unique productions have been seen by hundreds of thousands of children and families across the country. With seven shows currently in their repertoire, the company performs year-round at venues ranging from school assemblies to renowned cultural institutions.

Performer Peter Schaefer was born into a Boston-area family of puppeteers and has visited Puppet Showplace since he was a child. After apprenticing with the Bennington Puppets, Peter launched his own company, “Mountain Marionettes,” before joining with Anne Schaefer and fellow Bennington puppeteer Stephen Hancock to form Tanglewood Marionettes.

Performer Jennifer Tebo discovered her love of puppetry while pursuing a degree in Theater and Classical Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has been touring with Tanglewood Marionettes since 2004 and plans to spend a lifetime in puppetry.

The company has received two UNIMA awards, puppetry's highest honor, for their productions An Arabian Adventure and The Dragon King.

Tanglewood Marionettes believes above all that a performance is a communal experience, with connections established not only with the performers, but also between members of the audience themselves as they laugh together, gasp together, and cheer together when the good guys prevail!

We hope you come join us to start off our Fall Fairy Tale Festival this Labor Day Weekend! See a show, enjoy refreshments provided by Wegmans, and make your own puppets come to life! It will be a magical weekend you won't want to miss!