JANUARY – DECEMBER 2014

Diane Houk (Executive Director)


Venue:
Puppetry Arts Institute

11025 E. Winner Rd.
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 833-9777
www.hazelle.org

Unless otherwise specified,all performances occur at the Puppetry Arts Institute and are $5.00 per person. Admission also includes a tour of our puppet museum. Finger puppets of show characters are for sale at the front desk. Reservations recommended for optimal seating.

January 18 & 20
Brave Girls and Big Teeth
Anitra Steele - Two Frogs & A Turtle Puppet Co. (From Independence, MO)
A wily fox and fearsome gunniwolf are no match for these clever girls.
Performances both days at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

February 15 & 17
Dragons, Bats & Buried Treasure
Joann McMillian–Flying Heart Theatre (From Eufaula, OK)
Featuring magic, giant puppets, mythical creatures and audience participation.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 7
Great Expectations
David Simpich (From Colorado Springs, CO)
Charles Dickens’ timeless story comes to life with beautiful marionettes and the voice skills of this award-winning puppeteer.
Performance at Van Horn High School at 7pm. Running Time: 1 hour, 45 min including intermission with refreshments.
Admission to this special event: $20 per ticket. Suitable for ages 12 & up.

April 26
Farm Follies
with Kraig Kensinger
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
"National Day of Puppetry" all over the U.S.A.

Wednesday, April 9
New Easter Bunny
Puppeteer Anitra Steele (From Independence, MO)
This puppet show is especially for children 2-6 years old. Performed by Puppeteer and Storyteller Anitra Steele.

May 24
Eulenspiegel Circus
Justin Cornet-Olsson & Angela Polowy (From West Liberty, IA)
A Joyous fantasy featuring table top puppets, a kazoo band and lots of silly business.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

June 14
Treasure Island
Emma McLean - Wit & Whimsy Puppets (From Independence, MO)
This marionette theatre show features puppets from the 1930’s, created by Sara Goldsmith. Performing the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9
Good Night Irene
Puppeteer Anitra Steele (From Independence, MO)
This puppet show is especially for children 2-6 years old. Performed by Puppeteer and Storyteller Anitra Steele.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

July 26
The Lion & the Mouse
StoryTime Puppets (From University City, MO)
This fable by Aesop is performed with hand puppets, and has a moral lesson presented in a lively style.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

August 23
Puppets: Can You Dig It?
Clement McCrae Puppets (From Kansas City, MO)
Otis, a paleontologist hand puppet, unearths history in this variety show production. This show also features marionettes and rod puppets.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

September 20
Punch & Judy
Parasol Puppets (From Jamesport, MO)
Punch and Judy Celebrates over 350 years of international performances featuring these zany characters.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
These Special outdoor, tented performances mark the Grand Opening of the Punch & Judy Exhibit at PAI.

October 18
Rapunzel
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29
Brave Stephen & the Headless Ghost
Puppeteer Anitra Steele (From Independence, MO)
This puppet show is especially for children 2-6 years old. Performed by Puppeteer and Storyteller Anitra Steele.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

November 28 & 29
The Wizard of OZ
Kraig Kensinger (From Independence, MO)
The story of Dorothy and her dog Toto and their adventures in a fantasy land has been delighting all ages for 75 years! See it brought to life at the Puppetry Arts Institute.
Performances both days (Fri & Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

December 13, 20 & 27
The Wizard of OZ (ENCORE)
Kraig Kensinger (From Independence, MO)
Celebrate the holidays with Dorothy, Toto, and all the classic characters from OZ.
Performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m (all days)

 

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2015


Diane Houk (Executive Director)


Venue:
Puppetry Arts Institute

11025 E. Winner Rd.
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 833-9777
www.hazelle.org

Unless otherwise specified,all performances occur at the Puppetry Arts Institute and are $5.00 per person. Admission also includes a tour of our puppet museum. Finger puppets of show characters are for sale at the front desk. Reservations recommended for optimal seating.

January 17 & 19
"Hungry As A Bear" – Anitra Steele
Sugar Creek, MO
This story has a Punch & Judy twist!

February 14 & 16
"Beauty & the Beast" – Elsenpeter Productions
New London, MO
The traditional fairy tale performed with marionettes.

March 21
"When Night Dreams" – Karen Konnerth
New Orleans, LA
Three shadow tales from Iceland, West Africa and the Navaho people.

April 22
"Clowning Around" Bob Brown
Oakton, VA
5:30 – Westminister Hall – Corner of Lexington & Pleasant
Show for children 6 & up and adults
Buffet Dinner - Benefit for Capacity Campaign

May 23
"The Magic Pot" Trish Place & Brian Hennings
Omaha, NEA Chinese Folk tale

June 27
"Monkey's Dream" – Stonelion Puppet Theater
Kansas City, MO
A Bunrakustyle show that is non – verbal.

July 25
"Country Mouse – City Mouse" Piccadilly Puppets
Louisberg, KS
Using Bohemian marionettes & rod puppets

August 22
"Hero Stories" Angela & Friends
Nevada, MO
Ventriloquist/ storyteller

September 19
"Imagination" – Tom Bonham
St. Peters, MO
A musical variety show using recycled plastic bottles, pipes and yarn.

October 17
"The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Wooley" – Eulenspiegel PuppetsWest
Liberty, IA
The production features tabletop marionettes, rod puppets & shadow puppets & Original live music

November 27 &28
"Jack & the Beanstalk" – Kraig Kensinger & Anitra Steele
Independence, MO
A hand puppet show telling this popular folk tale.

December 12, 19, & 26
The Night Bear-Fore Christmas – Kraig Kensinger
Independence, MO
Bring on the Bears performing to your favorite Christmas tunes!

 

Puppetry Arts Institute | 11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO 64052 USA | 816.833.9777 | puppetry@hazelle.org