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Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre

2413 W Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO

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

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.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Cinderella Della Circus

Center for Puppetry Arts, Adapted by Jon Ludwig

June 20 - July 23, 2017
see website for details

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

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
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

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
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.