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JANUARY – DECEMBER 2018

Venue:
Puppetry Arts Institute

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

Showtimes are 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052, unless otherwise indicated. Tickets are $6 per person, and available at the door, but reservations are requested, as seating is limited. For reservations, please call 816-833-9777.

Saturday, January 13
Monday, January 15
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, AND OTHER TALES

Imagine—peas in the bed! Enjoy a clever retelling of this Hans Christian Anderson tale. Plus…storytelling, poetry, and humor galore.
Two Frogs and a Turtle Puppet Company, Anitra Steele, puppeteer

Saturday, February 17
Monday, February 19
THE BEAR NECESSITIES

Big Mama presents a jamboree of amazing bear talent. See puppet bears sing, juggle, dance, and amuse. A sight to behold!
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer

Saturday, March 24
PETER AND THE WOLF

The symphonic music of Sergei Prokfiev combines with fanciful puppet players. Follow Peter’s escapades with meadow animals and an encounter with the forest wolf.
Picadilly Puppets

Saturday, April 21
REUBEN, THE JEALOUS LION

Reuben becomes jealous of Elephant’s birthday attention and tries to spoil the party. However, lessons are learned and the power of friendship wins over.
Papa and Jackie Wright, puppeteers

Saturday, May 19
MOTHER GOOSE’S NEIGHBORHOOD

Mother Goose is missing from her birthday picnic. Where did she go? Lucy Goose her daughter, begins a search and comes upon zany characters from her
mama’s nursery rhymes.
Angela Polowy / Eulenspiegel Puppets

Friday evening June 15
@ 7:00pm Saturdays, June 16 & 23
OLD McDONALD’S FARM SHOW

Friends from the farm shine at the big puppet county fair. Meet down home characters of song, surprise and toe tapping fun!
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer

Saturday, July 21
PUPPETS ON STRINGS

Take a seat for a troupe of lively marionettes in a cabaret of music and flair!
Clement McCrae Puppets

Friday, August 17
@ 7:00pm Saturday, August 18
SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SHOWCASE

Area performers share new puppet routines. Sample the inventive styles of marionette, hand, storytelling, and abstract form. A treat for all ages!
Community puppeteers (to be announced)

Saturday, September 8
CIRCUS CIRCUS

Mr. Kraig’s caravan of global puppets returns. Enter the center ring for crowd pleasing routines of marvel and wonder.
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer

Saturday, October 13 Friday, October 19
@ 7:00pm Saturday, October 20
HALLOWEEN IN BOO TOWN

Goblins, creatures, and ghosts take the stage. Meet the residents of BOO Town for their annual variety show spook-tacular. Have a hoot with a mash-up of silly songs, creepy tales, and puppet pretend.
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer

Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24
FAIRY TALE FAVORITES

Behold a cornucopia of storybook classics. Tales from Pinocchio to Little Red are re-imagined by puppet actors of whimsy and wit.
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer

Saturday, December 8
Saturday , December 15
SANTA LAND CHRISTMAS

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they host a festive showcase of music, stories, and holiday merriment.
Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer


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