Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Red Ridding Hood

We are pleased to announce our next new show, Little Red Ridding Hood! Shows will be August 8th-13th at the Eric Carle Museum, and then it will be available for touring performances afterwards. We are in the script writing process now, but will soon have pictures of the puppets in progress to share. Mark your calendars, we hope to see you at the show!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just So Stories Performance Pictures

Last week's Just So Stories performances were a big success! We had a great time performing, good audiences each day, and we really enjoyed answering questions and sharing how the puppets worked after the shows. We have several pictures from the show to share with you.

How The Rhino Got His Skin

The Beginning of The Armadillo

How the Camel Got His Hump

Hope you liked the pictures, and check back soon for news about our next new show and upcoming performances this summer!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just So Stories Sneak Peek!

Our performances of Just So Stories at the Eric Carle Museum start next week! The show runs April 18-22 at 1pm each day, and tickets are $5 or $4.50 for museum members. Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126.

We are currently hard at work putting the final touches on the show, and thought it would be fun to share a few pictures from the workroom of puppets we made for the show.

Here is the Djinn from How the Camel Got Its Hump

This is the Hedgehog shadow puppet for The Beginning of the Armadillos.

This guy is the man from How the Rhino Got His Skin.

Hope to see you get a chance to see the show next week!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Building the Seagull Puppet

We recently finished a seagull puppet for the The August Company's upcoming show in Northampton, MA, and thought it would be fun to share some pictures from the building process.

We started out by sketching some designs, and decided on this one.

Then we built the moving parts of the puppet. The wings flap on this puppet, and we rigged them first to make sure they would work before adding the other details.

Then we started on the more decorative parts. Here is the paper mache head being painted.

Finally, we put all the pieces together for the complete, working puppet.

If you would like to see the seagull in action, or just see some great theater, the show runs April 14-16 and tickets and more information can be found here.