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Upcoming Puppet Shows & Events

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Puppet Show – “Bear Bonanza” @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Puppet Show - "Bear Bonanza" @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bear Bonanza,” performed by puppeteer Kraig Kensinger, on Saturday, February 16, and Monday, February 18, 2019. Performance times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Whimsical bears come from hibernation for a jamboree of winter talent. Delight as bears of all kinds frolic and amuse!

Puppet Show – “Bear Bonanza” @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Puppet Show - "Bear Bonanza" @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bear Bonanza,” performed by Kraig Kensinger, Saturday, February 16, and Monday, February 18, 2019, with performance times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Whimsical bears come from hibernation for a jamboree of winter talent. Delight as bears of all kinds frolic and amuse. Admission is $6 per person (ages 2 and under free) and seats may be reserved by calling 816-833-9777.

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Puppet Show – “Bear Bonanza” @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Puppet Show - "Bear Bonanza" @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bear Bonanza,” performed by Kraig Kensinger, Saturday, February 16, and Monday, February 18, 2019, with performance times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Whimsical bears come from hibernation for a jamboree of winter talent. Delight as bears of all kinds frolic and amuse. Admission is $6 per person (ages 2 and under free) and seats may be reserved by calling 816-833-9777.

Puppet Show – “Bear Bonanza” @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Puppet Show - "Bear Bonanza" @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bear Bonanza,” performed by Kraig Kensinger, Saturday, February 16, and Monday, February 18, 2019, with performance times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Whimsical bears come from hibernation for a jamboree of winter talent. Delight as bears of all kinds frolic and amuse. Admission is $6 per person (ages 2 and under free) and seats may be reserved by calling 816-833-9777.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Cavalcade of Stars, a variety entertainment fundraiser for Puppetry Arts Institute @ Roger T. Sermon Community Center
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cavalcade of Stars, a variety entertainment fundraiser for Puppetry Arts Institute @ Roger T. Sermon Community Center

Puppetry Arts Institute will host a variety entertainment fundraiser, “Cavalcade of Stars,” on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion Street in Independence, Missouri. Performing will be Bob Abdou, comedy ventriloquist; Beth Byrd, mime-clown; and PAI Artistic Director Kraig Kensinger, marionette master.

Donation is $20 per person. For reservations and information, please call Puppetry Arts Institute at 816-833-9777 or via email at pai@att.net

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Mr Puppet Show @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mr Puppet Show @ Puppetry Arts Institute

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. PAI is proud to present, for one performance only, the “Mr Puppet Show,” performed by comedy ventriloquist Bob Abdou. “Mr. Puppet” visits us from Columbus, Ohio, to share an incredible cast of zany characters. Delight in a hilarious show of jokes, skits, and superb entertainment.

This performance will be held at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road in Independence, Missouri. Admission is $6 per person.

Please note that at 2:00 p.m. on March 16 “Mr. Puppet” will host a “Become a Ventriloquist” workshop, for children grades 4 and up (adults welcome to participate too!) Bring your own puppet, or PAI can provide one for you for the session. The two hour workshop will take place at PAI. Cost is $25, which includes a take home DVD and lecture notes.

To make reservations call PAI at 816-833-9777 or contact via email at pai@att.net.

Become a Ventriloquist (Workshop) @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Become a Ventriloquist (Workshop) @ Puppetry Arts Institute

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute will host “Become a Ventriloquist”. This workshop will be taught by nationally known comedy ventriloquist Bob Abdou (aka Mr. Puppet), and will be held at PAI. The session will last approximately two hours.

Students will learn skills on how to perform as a ventriloquist. Bring your favorite puppet or choose one at PAI for the session.

For grades 4 and up (adults welcome too!). Cost of the course is $25, which includes lecture notes and a take home DVD. (No fee for accompanying parent.)

Interested participants may call Puppetry Arts Institute at 816-833-9777 or via email at pai@att.net to sign up.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Bubba and Trixie (Puppet Show) @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bubba and Trixie (Puppet Show) @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bubba and Trixie,” performed by Stone Lion Puppet Theatre, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, with performance times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A timid caterpillar and a bold lady bug share a journey of friendship and facing fears.
Based on the book by Kansas City author Lisa Campbell-Ernst.

Bubba and Trixie (Puppet Show) @ Puppetry Arts Institute
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bubba and Trixie (Puppet Show) @ Puppetry Arts Institute

Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Bubba and Trixie,” performed by Stone Lion Puppet Theatre, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Performance times are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A timid caterpillar and a bold lady bug share a journey of friendship and facing fears.

Based on the book by Kansas City author Lisa Campbell-Ernst.

To reserve seats call 816-833-9777 or email pai@att.net.

May
18
Sat
2019
Once Upon a Puppet Show @ Puppetry Arts Institute
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Once Upon a Puppet Show,” a Henning Puppet Production, with performance times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Journey into a behind the scenes look of a puppeteer’s studio. Observe how puppet types can be used to create a show. Then watch as selected storybook tales come alive in performance.

Admission is $6 per person, and seats may be reserved by calling 816-833-9777 or via email at pai@att.net

Once Upon a Puppet Show @ Puppetry Arts Institute
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Puppetry Arts Institute presents “Once Upon a Puppet Show,” a Henning Puppets Production, with performance times at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Journey into a behind the scenes look of a puppeteer’s studio. Observe how puppet types can be used to create a show. Then watch as selected storybook tales come alive in performance.

Admission is $6. To reserve seats call 816-833-9777 or via email at pai@att.net.