We had a busy week last week. We performed the Three Winning Plays from the Puppet Playwriting Contest for the kids at the Cuba City Elementary School (The Round School) for their last day of school carnival. We did three performances. It was the first time we traveled with the new stage and we were pleased at how easy it was to take it down, load it up and set it up. We can set it all up in less than an hour.
Here are some photos from the three shows:
Now we want you kids to be thinking of some really cool stories for next year's contest!
The opera house is where people and puppets come together for fun! Adults find our shows enjoyable, too.
The opera house is home to "The Fever River Puppeteers" who perform marionette and other puppet shows seasonally. We offer occasional puppetry workshops for children and adults.
The building can be rented for birthday parties or other occasions, and is wheel chair accessible. We have tables and chairs and a small kitchen with refrigerator and stove.
Chuck and Sandye Voight began the Fever River Marionettes in Benton in 1993. Performances have included "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rumpelstiltskin", and original tales like "Wolfie". Over the years the troupe included youth and adult volunteers, but currently the Voights perform as a couple.
The opera house became our home in 2004. We changed our name to "The Fever River Puppeteers" to include other forms of puppetry. We are members of the Wisconsin Puppetry Guild and the Puppeteers of America and have attended national and regional puppet festivals.
The opera house is located in the village of Hazel Green, one block east of Hwys 11 & 80. We are 20 minutes from Platteville, WI, Dubuque, IA, and Galena, IL.