Meet The Artists: CactusHead Puppets

Our 5th Annual Fall Fairy Tale Festival continues this week with a performance sure to brighten your day with colorful and silly characters! Developed in Puppet Showplace Theater's Incubator program for new works, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is designed and performed by the brilliant CactusHead Puppets. Founded by a husband and wife duo, this company is known for producing fun shows that bring excitement to audiences everywhere. 

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by CactusHead Puppets
Sat September 12 - Sun September 13


 John and Megan Reagan rehearse one of their productions

John and Megan Reagan rehearse one of their productions

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!