Puppet Playtime on Tour
Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for young children (0-5). In each 45min session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups) through live music sing-a-longs, stories, and imaginary play. Puppet characters appear throughout to join the fun, and each session ends with a short puppetry performance.
Sing-a-long to your favorite wintery holiday tunes featuring Bella Monster, jingle-bells, and lots of snowy fun! Puppet Playtime is an interactive performance experience designed for very young children ages 5 and below and their grown-ups. Two friendly performers guide the audience through imaginary play with fun holiday themed props, live music, and two short puppetry performances to ring in the snowy season.
About the Performers
PHIL BERMAN is a singer-songwriter, actor, and puppeteer with a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. Phil has performed in shows across the Boston area and the Northeast, including Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Company One) and Brundibar & But the Giraffe (Underground Railway Theater). At Puppet Showplace Theater, he is a co-creator of Puppet Playtime, a weekly interactive performance series for children aged 3 and under. He has also played music for several touring puppetry productions, including Puppetkabob’s What the Moon Saw and The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden. His debut album of music for grownups, The Battle of Bunker Hill, will be released in Winter 2015. When not performing, Phil directs the music program at Rock and Roll Daycare in Cambridge.
BRENDA HUGGINS is an educator and theatre artist who has taught puppetry classes to students of all ages throughout greater Boston area. She received her MA in theatre Education at Emerson college after studying vocal performance at Western Connecticut State University. Her work as a director, costume designer, and solo performer has been seen throughout the New England region.
BELLA MONSTER was created by Jonathan Little of Little's Creatures and has been Puppet Showplace Theater's "monster in residence" since 2011. She enjoys puppet shows, singing, and the color pink.
Questions? Contact the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101.
Special Thanks! to Henry Bear's Park, Puppet Showplace Theater's "Incubator" program for new works; to Mary Churchill and Paul Vincent Davis, and Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre for guidance and inspiration from "Puppet Playgroup."