Meet the Artists: Bonnie Duncan and the Gottabees

Known for her interactive style of theater, Bonnie Duncan of The Gottabees will perform "Lollipops for Breakfast", a perfect show for the whole family! Filled with dynamic puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and even chances for audience participation, this one-of-a-kind show is not to be missed! VIEW SHOW CALENDAR

"Lollipops for Breakfast"

Wednesday July 13th - Saturday July 16th @
 10:30AM and 1:00PM

About the Show:

Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. "Lollipops for Breakfast" is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation. Created & performed by Bonnie Duncan, Music by Brendan Burns & Tony Leva, Directed by Dan Milstein, Costumes by Penney Pinette, Set by Brett Bundock, Set Painting by Kristine Cortese.     BUY TICKETS HERE

About the Artist:

Puppets! Original music! Acrobatics! Adventure and Invention! The Gottabees started making super fun theater for families in 2013 with the creation of Squirrel Stole My Underpants and it’s follow-up, Lollipops for Breakfast, in 2015. They have since been selling out venues and inspiring homemade puppet shows throughout the US and Canada. We find it deeply satisfying to create original physical theater so families can do something fun together that allows them all to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer in 45 minutes or less. Our shows are often stories told without words—we embrace the physical and the visual in theater. The result is a poetic, non­linear story that surprises audiences. One of the things that makes us happiest is when we meet children who have seen our show and their parents tell us how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after seeing it. This is the core reason why we make theater for young audiences: we want them to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are.

Bonnie Duncan (creator & performer) has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 15 years. Her work has been described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance” (Austin Live Theatre). She has most recently been working as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agentswith Tim Gallagher. Their show, Poste Restante, continues to tour worldwide, winning “Best Touring Show of 2011,” Austin, TX and Best of the Fringe, San Francisco, 2009. She is currently touring her solo family show, Squirrel Stole My Underpants, throughout the US and Canada to delighted audiences. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theater for 8 years, performing sculptural, acrobatic dances nationally and internationally. Her movement was called “breathtakingly simple” and “delightfully crafty” by the Boston Globe. When Bonnie is not performing, she is the mother of three young children, an avid runner, and vegan cupcake maker.

Watch Bonnie Duncan and The Gottabees in Action!