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Our 2020 Season – Puppet Shows and Events

ALL PERFORMANCES
AT 11:00AM & 2:00PM
unless indicated
Admission: $6 per person
(age 2 and under free)

 

 

JANUARY PUPPET SHOW
Saturday, January 18 & Monday, January 20, 2020 – with performance times at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. both days
A PIG, A PRINCESS,  AND A WILD WOOZLEBIRD EGG
Enjoy whimsical tales of cleverness and bravery. Plus, a guest visit from the crowd pleasing singing turtle and the fabulous joke telling frogs.
performed by puppeteer Anitra Steele, of Two Frogs and a Turtle Puppet Co., Sugar Creek, Missouri

 

FEBRUARY PUPPET SHOW
Saturday, February 15 & Monday, February 17, 2020, with performance times at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. both days
HEALTHILY EVER AFTER
Storybook characters share rhymes & tunes that encourage eating good foods, moving your body, and making fine choices to go and grow.  A puppet fun showcase for the young people crowd.
presented by puppeteer Mr. Kraig

 

MARCH PUPPET SHOW
Saturday, March 21 & Saturday, March 28, 2020, with performance times at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. both days
JACK’S BEANSTALK ADVENTURE
Follow Jack on his classic fairy tale adventure. Meet a silly magician, a wicked land lord, a singing harp, and a not-so-bad giant in the sky.
Performed by Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer, Independence, Missouri

 

APRIL PUPPET SHOW

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
KICKS AND GRINS
Ventriloquist Miss Angela delights with the antics of her furry critters and loveable puppet friends.
Performed by Angela and Friends, Nevada, Missouri

 

MAY PUPPET SHOW

Saturdays, May 16 & May 30, 2020 – performance times 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. both days

IMAGINATION CELEBRATION
Unique puppet players share tales and tunes in a showcase of fun!  Learn to express with puppet creations made from recycled items, then be part of an amazing “puppet parade”.
Performed by Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer, Independence, Missouri

 

JUNE PUPPET SHOW

Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
IN THE MIRROR:  THREE TALES FROM ASIA
Puppets, masks, and tales share adventures from Japan, Korea, and Turkey.  Celebrate themes of powerful females and the wisdom of age.
performed by Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, West Liberty, Iowa

 

JULY & AUGUST PUPPETRY EVENTS

FREE Variety Puppet Show with Puppet-making Craft Activity – as part of the Englewood Art District’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
Friday, July 17 @ 7:30pm
Friday, August 21 @ 7:30pm
Performed by Kraig Kensinger

 

SEPTEMBER PUPPET SHOW

Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
SILLY STUFF
Leave your scowls at the door! Experience this nationally known storyteller /puppeteer as she performs amusing tales full of giggles, tee-hees, and make you laugh enjoyment!
Performed by puppeteer Priscilla Howe, Lawrence, Kansas

 

OCTOBER PUPPET SHOW

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
MONSTER MAGIC
Charles the Monster and his fuzzy sidekick Benny attempt to perform a dazzling magic show, but things go wrong and the results are hilarious!
Performed by Jeanie Bryan Puppets, St. Louis, Missouri

 

NOVEMBER PUPPETRY EVENT

Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 2020
Continuous from 11:00am to 2:00pm
FAMILY FUN DAYS
Drop by PAI to meet marionette Santa, Mrs. Claus, Jolly Elves and Yuletide puppet friends. Enjoy a puppetry craft activity and festive Holiday surprises. 

$3.00 donation per person OR a canned food item for Harvesters Community Food Network

 

 

DECEMBER PUPPET SHOW

December 11-13, 2020

*2020 Holiday Event*
THE LITTLEST ANGEL
a marionette play from the Charles Tazewell book
Follow Daniel, the littlest angel in heaven, as he learns the true magic of the first Christmas.  A joyful puppet theatre production for all ages!

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 

Friday, December 11 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 12 at 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00pm

PERFORMANCE SITE:

Christ United Methodist Church
14506 E. 39th St. S
Independence MO. 64055