WHAT: “The Pixie and the Grocer,” performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.
WHERE/WHEN: Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117, December 7 and 8 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, December 21 and 22 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Bldg. 47, December 28 and 29 at 1 and 3 p.m.
TICKET PRICE: $8 children and seniors, $10 general admission.
TO BUY TICKETS: Call 206-524-3388 or visit thistletheatre.org or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/183572/event/456934 (Sunset Hill), http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/183572/event/456940 (Bellevue), http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/183572/event/456929 (Magnuson Park), or buy them at the door.
This is a retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen short story about a pixie who serves a chisler grocer and his wife. A new poet has moved into the grocer’s garret, and from him, the pixie learns of the wonders of art and poetry.
Eventually the pixie must decide if he wants to live a comfortable life, or go the artist’s way.
All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Ben Burris and Zane Exactly. We use a variety of puppet styles including Japanese Bunraku-style, shadow, and rod puppets to tell and sing this take on this lesser-known fairy tale.
This play features one of Thistle Theatre’s most popular songs (sung in part by me), “It’s All About the Money,” and a delightful sequence where inanimate objects are brought to life.
The show also features shadow puppets illustrating the poetry within the show.
The script and songs were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. Jean also directed this lively production.
This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.
Don’t miss our terrific show that spreads the message of the importance of art and ideas of substance rather than material things, so important during the holiday season!