Sunday, January 31, 2010

What we're working on

Our performance of "The Cloud Princess" was a huge hit yesterday at the Dubuque Museum of Art! They had to keep bringing more chairs until all 80 were set up and people were still coming. We must have had 90 to 100 people in the audience. It's so much fun to play to a big enthusiastic audience!
We saw many familiar faces but I think we made a lot of new friends and hopefully they will be "converts," willing to cross the river and come see us at the opera house! One young man said he wished we had our puppet theater in the art museum permanently. Another great response came from a little boy who just breathed a big "WOW!!!" after the show when Chuck brought out the woodpecker for closer inspection.
Meanwhile, we've had several good entries to the puppet playwriting contest, including one from Cassville. Yay! So far, no one has signed up for the marionette making class that was to start next Saturday, so we might be rethinking that one.
We're working on "More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail" for Easter and "River Critters,'' to be performed next fall at the Bell Tower Theater, and we're doing some planning for the Day of Puppetry June 5.

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