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Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre

2413 W Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
simpich.com
719-465-2492

The Firebird

David Simpich

May 2 - July 7, 2017
Thursdays & Fridays: 7PM
Tuesdays & Saturdays: 2:30PM
No Shows 5/19, 5/26, 5/27 & 7/4
$14

Nothing is as it appears to be for young Prince Ivan as he ventures forth on a quest to capture the illusive and deadly Firebird. He is aided in his harrowing journey by a flying wolf, a hospitable owl and innkeeper mouse; riddles and tests are inexplicably solved; and an adventure unfolds that carries the wayward hero to the farthest reaches of fairy tale Russia.

Pasadena Playhouse

39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA
pasadenaplayhouse.org/zenshorts
626-356-7529
Zen Shorts created by Rogue Artists Ensemble

Rogue Artists Ensemble

Zen Shorts

Rogue Artists Ensemble

June 10 - 25, 2017
June 10 – June 25, 2017
Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sundays at 10 a.m, Mondays at 7 p.m.
Special performance on Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m.

Join us for a free post-show puppetry workshop in the courtyard at the Playhouse on June 10.
25.00

What happens when a Zen Master Panda bear moves next-door to a ten year-old boy and his two siblings? Award-winning Rogue Artists Ensemble brings this delightful tale to life with over 40 fabulous puppets from around the globe, fantastical video projections and original songs. Based on the award-winning children’s book, watch and listen as Panda Stillwater imparts centuries of Zen master wisdom about family, friendships and getting through the ups-and-downs of growing up. A summer treat for audiences of all ages.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
hobt.org/performances
612-721-2535
Action Sequence Image by Steve Ackerman

Stephanie Rogers

Action Sequence

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

June 15 - 25, 2017
Thursday, June 15th, 8pm
Friday, June 16th, 8pm
Saturday, June 17th, 8pm
Sunday, June 18, 2pm

Thursday, June 22nd, 8pm
Friday, June 23rd, 8pm
Saturday, June 24th, 8pm
Saturday, June 24th, Midnight
$12-15

A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so that as you’re walking away in slow motion that thing that everyone in the audience wants to blow up actually blows up behind you, all ending with a cool contextually relevant tagline, homage to 1980s action movie, action sequence. But with puppets.

Created by Steve Ackerman and featuring Shelby Richardson, Maren Ward, Elizabeth Windnagel, Akiko Ostlund, Peter Rusk, Ed Euclide, and Sam Van Tassel. Original music by Drew Kellum.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Cinderella Della Circus

Center for Puppetry Arts, Adapted by Jon Ludwig

June 20 - July 23, 2017
see website for details
$11.25

With high-flying thrills, Cinderella Della Circus brings puppetry and the circus together with fairytale magic.

Puppetry Themes: Folk/fairy tales, children’s literature, shared global culture, friendship

Puppetry Styles: Marionette, Rod, Shadow

Celebration Barn Theater

190 Stock Farm Rd
South Paris, ME
celebrationbarn.com
207-743-8452
I Spy Butterfly

photo courtesy of the artist

I Spy Butterfly

Faye Dupras

June 25, 2017
2:00 PM
$10 adults/seniors & $8 kids

Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild! Well suited for ages 3-10.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Chef Bernard from Canteen Tales: The Curse of Bread Beard by Shane McNeal.

Photograph by Krista Weltner.

Canteen Tales: The Curse of Bread Beard

Shane McNeal

July 1, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Adults: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

In Canteen Tales, McNeal's Chef Bernard serves up a second helping of fun as he tells the story of wannabe pirate Sidney Salts, who hunts for the legendary treasure of Bread Beard the Pirate, the most feared privateer to sail the Peppercorn Sea! But Sidney’s journey won’t be all cinnamon and sugar. He’ll have to deal with beguiling buccaneers, salty sea monsters, and ghastly ghosts in order to dig up fame, fortune and glory! Making clever use of object theater, improvisation and audience interaction, The Curse of Bread Beard is a seaworthy second chapter in McNeal's Canteen Tales series. This show is recommended for all ages.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580

Punch & Jilly

Mark Blashford

July 8, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Adults: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

Punch & Jilly is a rollicking hand-puppet spectacle performed in the British Punch & Judy show tradition with a Connecticut Yankee twist. Mr. Punch the trickster is back again, and this time he is joined by a stubborn dairy cow named Jilly. Watch Punch and Jilly look after a baby, escape a crocodile, outsmart the Devil, and cause all sorts of mischief. Judy will be there too! How will she deal with all of the tomfoolery this time? This show is for ages 5+.

Celebration Barn Theater

190 Stock Farm Rd
South Paris, ME
celebrationbarn.com
207-743-8452
Please Ship this Wet Gift

photo courtesy of the artist

Please Ship this Wet Gift

Marta Mozelle

August 26, 2017
2:00 PM
$10 adults/seniors & $8 kids

A clown show that gives families the opportunity to laugh together about feeling bad. For family audiences.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.