Saturday, January 1, 2011


Free show RESCHEDULED -- We were to have performed "River Critters" today at the Dubuque Museum of Art, but had to cancel. Sandye had foot surgery earlier this month and foolishly thought the show must go on etc etc and she'd be ready to rock'n'roll in 3 weeks.
Please forgive us if you didn't get our email about the cancellation. Forgot to update the blog!
The show has tentatively been rescheduled for March 5.

Puppet Playwriting Contest -- There's nearly 2 months for kids in grades 3-6 to write up their entry, due by email or snail mail on Monday, Feb. 28. See guidelines in this blog. Parents and teachers, please don't hesitate to call or email with questions.


Tri-state area children in grades 3-6 are eligible to enter the Fever River Puppeteers 6th annual Puppet Playwriting Contest.

The deadline for entries is Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

Kids can send original stories suitable for the puppet stage to: Puppet Playwriting Contest, c/o 362 E. Main St., Benton, WI 53803 or emailed to Winning entries will be performed Saturday, June 4, during the Day of Puppetry at the Hazel Green Opera House.

Each entry must include:

Name, age, address and phone number

Grade in school, name of school.

Winners will be asked to supply a headshot (school picture) to be used for publicity.

Be original. Use your imagination (not Sponge Bob's or Disney's). You can, however, use our characters:

Bossy, Witch Hazel, Farmer Boy, Pig, Goose, etc.

We will figure out whether the winning shows will be done as a marionette show or handpuppet show.

Don't worry -- we have lots of princesses and puppets who came become someone else with a costume change. Try not to have too many characters on stage at the same time. We only have 2 hands!

Don't just write dialogue. Puppets must move. Have them do interesting things. Tell us what the scenery looks like -- are they in the ocean or in outer space or in a forest?

If you have any questions, send us an email at or call 608-759-4425.

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