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 cacusheadpuppets@gmail.com 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.




Friday, May 2, 2014

Summer Show Dates

We are booking now for the summer! Our newest show, The Bremen Town Musicians, is available for touring along with all other titles. More info can be found here.
Contact us at cactusheadpuppets@gmail.com if you are interested in having us come do a show at your location this summer. We also offer puppet making workshops that are a great summer camp activity.


We have a few public performances already lined up, so keep these dates in mind if you'd like to come see a show this summer.

Upcoming Performances

Want to come to a CactusHead Puppets show? Here is a list of our upcoming public performances!

Some libraries request that you preregister, so it is best to contact the library for details.

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

7/23/2014- The Bremen Town Musicians, 6pm, Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge, CT

We will add more dates as shows are booked, so check back to see if there is a show near you soon.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bremen Town Musicians Photos!

Our new show, The Bremen Town Musicians, opened today! We had two great audiences today, and we have six more performances this week if you'd like to come and see the show. Its a fun show that uses both shadow and rod puppets, and it's full of singing and dancing animals!

As a little preview, here are some pictures from the show.



The shadow animals


The rod puppet animals


The shadow robbers


The rod puppet robbers (or rod-bers as we like to call them)

Hope you enjoy the photos, and ticket info is below if you're interested in seeing the show:

Performances at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA
Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 am and 1:00 pm
$5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission extra
Order tickets by phone at 413-658-1126. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bremen Town Musicians Sneak Peek!

Our new show, The Bremen Town Musicians, opens next week. Its going to be a really fun show, and seeing some puppet theater is a great way to spend a day during spring break!
Tickets are on sale now, here is all the info:

The Bremen Town Musicians
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.

Performances at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA
Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 am and 1:00 pm
$5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission extra


Order tickets by phone at 413-658-1126.

We are using both shadow puppets and rod puppets in this show, and have some quick pictures of the rod puppets to share.








Check back for more pictures from the show soon, including the shadow puppets. Hope to see you at one of the shows!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pied Piper Performance 2/15

We are excited to perform The Pied Piper of Hamelin tomorrow (2/15) at 11am at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities in Southbridge, MA! Ticket prices and more info can be found on their website: http://www.qvcah.org/puppet-and-marionette-shows/



Later in the day, we will take part in the Holyoke Winter Carnival Night Parade. More info on that event here. We'll share some pictures of the parade here next week!