Sunday, April 12, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood performances on 4/21

We have two  performances of Little Red Riding Hood at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art coming up during MA school vacation week on April 21st!

Show times are 11am and 2pm on the 21st. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased over the phone at 413-658-1126.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood's anxious mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but to get home safely she and her grandmother will have to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf.  Are Little Red and Grandmother in trouble, or has the wolf bitten off more than he can chew? Join CactusHead Puppets for their modern adaptation of this classic story, told with hand puppets and shadow puppets.

Hope you can join us for this fun show!

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 Upcoming Public Performances

Want to come see a CactusHead Puppets show? Check out our list of public performance dates to see if there is a show near you!

2/20/2015- The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 11am & 2pm, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA (tickets $5, call 413-658-1126 to purchase)

3/14/2015- The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 11am & 3pm, Goat on A Boat Puppet Theater, Sag Harbor, NY (purchase tickets)

3/18/2015- The Bremen Town Musicians, 3:30pm, Winchester Public Library, Winchester, MA

7/29/2015- Little Red Riding Hood, 11am, Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA

Hope to see you at a show soon!

Interested in having us come perform at your location? Check out the list of touring shows we offer here, and email for info about availability and pricing.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Last Weekend of Pied Piper at The Puppet Showplace Theater

This coming weekend, 1/24 - 1/25, is our last weekend of performances of our new Pied Piper show at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA! Its a great show, and we've had a lot of fun performing there. If you haven't gotten a chance to see it yet, we hope you can come this weekend. Here are the showtimes and ticket info:

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Sat. 1/24
1pm & 3pm

Sun. 1/25
1pm & 3pm

Purchase tickets

The show is also now available for touring! We've got a few dates already lined up (more info on those soon), and you can contact us at if you are interested in having us come do a show.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tickets on Sale Now!

There are a several opportunities to see CactusHead shows coming up! 

First, we will be performing Bremen Town Musicians at The Carle in Amherst, MA 12/27 and 12/28. Here are the details:
The Bremen Town Musicians
December 27, 2014
11:00am and 1:00pm
December 28, 2014
$5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission extra
CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413.658.1126.
Then in Jan. 2015 we will be premiering our brand new Pied Piper show at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA! Details for those performances and a link to purchase tickets are here:
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by CactusHead Puppets
Saturday January 10 - Sunday January 25
The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets bring the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of colorful characters in this comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!

Hope you are able to join us for these shows!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows and Booking for Fall!

It's hard to believe it's already September, but we have lots of exciting things coming up to look forward to!

Saturday, 9/13 we will be performing The Tale of Juan Bobo at the Springfield Museums as part of their LittleFest. Our shows will be at 11:30 and 1:45, and a schedule of all the great events that day can be found here. It looks like all the events are included in museum admission that day, and if you are Springfield resident, WGBY, or Springfield Museum member, its free!

We are also now booking for shows for the fall and winter! If you would like to have us come and perform at your location, please email for info about pricing and availability.  You can choose from any of our touring shows, and we also offer puppet making workshops that can stand alone or be booked along with a show. You can learn more about all the shows we offer here.

The last bit of news is that for our next new show, we are actually remaking our first show, The Pied Piper of Hamelin! It will be a little longer, have more scenery, more puppets, and of course more RATS! The show will premiere in Jan. 2015 at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA and then be available to tour. Check back here soon for more info about how we are creating this new and improved show.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Juan Bobo Performances July 5th & 6th

Tickets are now available for our upcoming performances of The Tale of Juan Bobo at The Carle! Dates and time listed below:

The Tale of Juan Bobo

Meet Juan Bobo! He always tries to do the right thing, but often makes mistakes. For Juan even the smallest task can lead to the silliest of results. But can Juan Bobo's seemingly foolish actions end up saving the day? Join CactusHead Puppets as they bring this classic Puerto Rican folktale to life and decide for yourself.

7/5/2014- The Tale of Juan Bobo, 11am and 1pm, The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA- tickets $5

7/6/2014- The Tale of Juan Bobo, 1pm, The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA- tickets $5

You can order tickets by phone at (413) 658-1126.