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RVA Winter Puppetfest

Saturday, January 4 at 1:00pm

The 6th Annual RVA Winter Puppetfest is almost here! Puppets Off Broad Street presents a winter break full of family fun with puppet shows by award-winning performers at Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre. There's something for everyone with classic tales such as "The Velveteen Rabbit," original works like "Cardboard Explosion," and even tongue-twisting ventriloquism with Tyrone Travis. Fifteen performance times to choose from. Tickets are $10 each. 

 

Friday, December 27: The Velveteen Rabbit
by Applause Unlimited

​Performances at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

Margery Williams’ classic tale of how toys become real is told with hand puppets, storytelling and song. This story about friendship and magic is told with gentle humor and warmth. For children and their parents, youngsters learning to read, and anyone who ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Performed with hand puppets.

About Applause Unlimited: Applause Unlimited cofounder Christopher Hudert is a versatile artist whose skills... Click here for more details! 
 
Saturday, December 28: The Snowflake Man
by Puppet Kabob

​Performance at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

​The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal.  The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect! ​The Snowflake Man was awarded a... Click here for more details!
 
Sunday, December 29: The Snowflake Man
by Puppet Kabob
​Performance at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal.  The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect... Click here for more details! 
 
Monday, December 30: Ooey Gooey Puppetry
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre

Performances at 10:30am and 1pm
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Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

A tiny little book opens up a world of big laughs! This lively puppet show features timeless classics including The Three Little Kittens and Little Miss Muffet. Audiences also meet an entertaining circus star, who also happens to be a worm...a worm that meets an unfortunate fate! A wide variety of puppets — including rod puppets and a “humanette” — will delight young audiences and their families... Click here for more details!
 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: Ty-Rone & Friends
Performance at 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

Ty-Rone and his friends have traveled throughout the country, sharing their family-friends comedy. As a 7-year old, the Richmond native was very impressed by watching a television performance by famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. He told his parents that he wanted to become a ventriloquist. His parents took him to the library to check out books on ventriloquism. Those books opened up a whole new world of reading. 
 
“Those books were the spark I needed to reading. I started reading a book every day”. Before long, Ty-Rone’s reading teacher was so impressed by his new attitude toward reading and learning; she offered him a chance to put on a ventriloquism show for the whole school in the library... Click here for more details!
 
Thursday, January 2, 2020: Ty-Rone & Friends
Performances at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

Ty-Rone and his friends have traveled throughout the country, sharing their family-friends comedy. As a 7-year old, the Richmond native was very impressed by watching a television performance by famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. He told his parents that he wanted to become a ventriloquist. His parents took him to the library to check out books on ventriloquism. Those books opened up a whole new world of reading. 
 
“Those books were the spark I needed to reading. I started reading a book every day”. Before long, Ty-Rone’s reading teacher was so impressed by his new attitude toward reading and learning; she offered him a chance to put on a ventriloquism show for the whole school in the library... Click here for more details!

 
 
Friday, January 3, 2020: Cardboard Explosion!
​by Paper Heart Puppets
Performances at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience!

​“Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show... Click here for more details!

 
 
Saturday January 4, 2020: 
​by Paper Heart Puppets
​Performances at 10:30am and 1pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up and their families

Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience!

​“Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show...
 Click here for more details!

Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre
1300 Altamont Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23230

Region

RVA Northside

Price

$

Audience

All ages, Children, Family Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

Type

Theatre, Festivals & Celebrations

Topic

Performing Arts

Website

https://www.puppetsoffbroadstreet.org...

Cost

$10, general admission

Group & Artist
Puppets Off Broad Street
Hashtag

#rvapuppets

Contact Information

puppetsoffbroadstreet@gmail.com

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