Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy 2017!

Check out the 2017 calendar updated for you on the left.
We have given out about 100 copies of the new 2017 flyers, with the convenient refrigerator magnet attached. We will offer copies to local libraries to make them available to you.
Although our first 6 Christmas performances were plagued by bad weather, our last show of the year, in between Christmas and New Years, drew a crowd of 77!!! And the singing-along was absolutely delightful.
Typically, we use this part of the year to get ready for the rest of the year. Besides making puppets to sell in the back of the theater, we are working on a summer library show (the theme is Building a Better World) and thinking about adding a new Christmas show in 2018 and maybe some puppetnmaking workshops after Easter.
Stay tuned! You can also follow us on Facebook, as the Hazel Green Opera House and as FeverRiver Puppeteers.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

It's only a little MORE snow

Yes, we will perform today, Saturday, Dec. 17. With luck, the roads will be cleared in plenty of time for the 11 a.m, show and the next snowstorm will hold off until well after the 2 p.m. show. Last night, 4 people from Green Bay, who were staying in Platteville at hotel, came down and we did the show.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Open for business!

We are not letting a little snow stop us from performing today. Come see our show at 2 o'clock (Sunday, Dec. 11).

Friday, December 9, 2016


Of course! They are predicting snow and more snow this weekend. Check this space for updates. Or call me at 608/732-7129.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas show 2016

It is our great joy to present our marionette nativity show, as we do every other Christmas season:

"It Came to Pass"

This year, we plan to add a bit of carolling -- you can sing along to some of your favorite Christmas songs during the show. (Some of you have often sung along quietly anyway. This just makes it official!)

Here are the times and dates:

11 am & 2 pm Saturday Dec. 10
2 pm Sunday Dec. 11
7 pm Friday EVENING Dec. 16
11 am & 2 pm Saturday Dec. 17
2 pm Wednesday, Dec. 28

And that's not all!

Look for us at the Hazel Green Christmas Craft Fair at Southwestern High School, 10 am - 3 pm,mSunday, Dec. 4. We will have hand-crafted marionettes for sale as well as schedules for 2017.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Revenge of the Crashing Witches"

Witch Hazel's Six Dancing Sisters (Emerald, Jade, Kelly, Mint, Avocado and Olive Green) are flying smack into utility poles where they remain stuck! It's all the fault of Hazel's neighbor, the evil Dottie Splinterbottom. It is up to Hazel and her little black cat to save them.

We have added an evening performance this year, for extra spooky Halloween fun. Don't worry, though. Despite the title, this show isn't too scary for the faint of heart.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Our Labor Day weekend performances will feature that classic tale about the consequences of boasting and greed, "Rumpelstiltskin."

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
And, for everyone who goes camping etc. on the holiday,
We have 2 more performances!
11 a.m. and 2 p.m, Saturday, Sept. 10

The miller brags so much and the king is so greedy that they and the miller's daughter risk losing something more precious than gold. This is a comedy for the whole family. It is also a story that explores the importance of a name.
Our marionette production features a few "cameos" by some of our favorite characters. And, there might be a chance to sing along once or twice, something our audiences seem to get a kick out of.