This week’s video is out. This time, Works of Gina’s tries a new challenge with the trio “They Both Reached for the Gun” from “Chicago” by Kander and Ebb. The song features a ventriloquist act, so you know I had to put my own spin on it. The video features Papagina, the lovely puppet built by Matthew Posner
The Book and Puppet Company is an independent bookstore bringing puppets to the people of Easton, PA. In addition to daily shows for children, the store puts on adult-themed shows as well. Adult shows include Fractured Fables, which add feminist themes to traditional stories and Dream Theater, where puppets act out audience members’ dreams. If you’re in Easton, check them out today!
This week’s video is a trio from “Man of La Mancha.” Gina, Shemp (as Quixote), and Papagina (as Dulcinea, who we’ve subbed in for Sancho) sing “Golden Helmet of Mambrino.” Papagina built by Matthew Posner Please enjoy!
The Ballard Institute hosted a puppet-making workshop for Celebrate Mansfield (CT). Participants made life- and larger-than-life-sized puppets to be performed in the festival. This year’s theme is is CLIMATE CHANGE – it’s not just about us humans! Participants must register in advance at bimp.ticketleap.com/cm-workshops/. The festival is Oct 2 at 3 pm.
MicheLee Puppets of Orlando, FL, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Friday morning, they’re having a resilience breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is hosted by News 6. You can attend virtually by texting PUPPET to 41444 to donate and have your gift matched dollar for dollar by The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation.