Hey Kids! Would you like to be a puppet for a day? How about an hour or two?
Dress up as one of your favorite Fever River Puppets on Labor Day (Sept. 1) and walk with us during Benton's Labor Day Parade!
We will be celebrating 15 years of puppetry that weekend with shows on Saturday and Sunday.
"The Magic Calendar." It'll be awesome -- a puppet skit for every month of the year. A puppet cast of thousands -- well, dozens. More about that show later.
And to wind up that celebration, we will have an awesome entry in Benton's parade. After all, Benton is where we started, back in 1993, with a Labor Day weekend performance.
The parade lines up at 9 a.m. on Labor Day in front of the Benton Bible Church (the old elementary school) just off Main St. on the west end of town. We'll walk west and finish up just after the village park.
It'll be fun! All ages are welcome -- even big grownup kids.
Need an idea for a puppet costume? (and chances are, you already have something in the attic from past Halloween trick or treat or a play you were in). Here are some reminders of past shows, and characters:
Halloween -- witches, skeleton, pumpkinhead ghost, phantom of the opera, Frankenstein, Scarecrow Sally, Broom, black cat, goblin, bat, Hound of the Basketballs
Christmas -- Santa, Mrs. Santa, snowman, elf etc., snowflakes,
Also shepherds, wisemen, Mary, Joseph, angels
Easter bunny and Mrs. Bunny with babies, Goose
3 little pigs, 3 billy goats gruff, 3 bears and Goldilocks
Rapunzul, Rumpelstiltskin, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
leprechaun and Irish dancers
Elvis, bobby soxer
Bossy the cow, Henry the bull, Flossie the calf
Bicycle build for two
Assorted royalty -- king, queen, prince, princess
Lead miner, pioneer girl
Email us if you have any questions!
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