Puppet Shows!

It's puppet show season. 

First, Pittsboro Toys will be hosting Tanglewood Puppets for a free, all ages puppet show this Saturday August 11, 2012  at 10:30 a.m.. This local puppeteer handcrafts all of his puppets, as well as his stories. Call (919) 542-4885 for more info.  

Next, the incredible Paperhand Puppet Intervention will host it's annual series in Forrest Theater in Chapel Hill starting this Friday, August 10 and continuing every weekend thru September 9. These are always wonderful shows, sure to leave a lasting impression. This year the show is entitled "City of Frogs." More info at paperhand.org.  

Finally, if you can't get out to see a show, or even if you can, I'd highly recommend watching Being Elmo, a Puppeteer's Journey.  It's available on Netflix, iTunes, etc.  

From the film's website: "Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop."  


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