Now, what to do with all those plastic eggs???

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Workshops and Follies 2016 FINAL revised

Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

If, like me, you are wondering what to do with all those plastic eggs left over from the Easter Egg hunt. Well, we have a great suggestion! Join the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah for the 25th Annual Puppetry Workshop and Follies on Saturday, April 16, at the SCERA Center (745 South State, Orem) for one of many fun workshops we have lined up to share with you. This simple marionette can be constructed in just under an hour with time to practice some awesome moves to show at the follies later that day.

There will also be a “Wanna-Be” puppet making class for everyone. Just bring a stuffed animal/critter with a head and neck large enough that you can get your fist through it and a long sock. Joe will have mouth plates built ahead of time to streamline the process. You will walk away with a fun wide-mouth style puppet. Just visit your local second-hand/thrift store and find that perfect “wanna-be” puppet candidate (or go through your kids’ toy box and give new life to an otherwise discarded favorite).

There will be classes on how to make your puppets come alive, cable control foam puppet heads, sock puppets, paper bag puppets, paper mache puppets, and much more.

Just open the attached schedule of the day and registration form then mark your calendars so you can join us for a day of “Puppet Fun” and “Puppet Follies.”

Hope to see you there.

Leprechaun Puppet Workshop

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Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

St. Patty’s Day is almost upon us! Are you lookin’ to catch a leprechaun this year? If that’s your plan then here’s hopin’ you’ll join the Northern Utah Puppetry Guild for a fun day of stories and puppet making.

Join us on Saturday, March 12, as we present “Stories of the Wee People and other Blarney” at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, UT 84302, from 10 am till noon.

After we share some fun stories with you be prepared to make this mischievous leprechaun simple cardboard and fun foam marionette. The cost is only $4/person for this whole puppet event.

If you have questions and to register for this event, please call Susan Neidert 435 730-2487 at the center, or Carla Schulz 435 881-6729.

Hope to see you there.

Cashore Marionettes are Back in March


Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Joe Cashore, Cashore Marionettes, is coming to the Covey Center for the Arts (425 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601) on Monday, March 21. He will be presenting “Life in Motion.” Joe is one of the “best of the best” and this is an awesome event that every puppeteer and every lover of the art should not miss.

The picture is posted on the Covey Center webpage, and tickets are available NOW. Please go to
to reserve your seat for this awesome performance.

The Cashore webpage calendar of events is also showing a performance in Ogden on Tuesday, March 22, but no details are showing yet. If this is a public showing and you are closer to Ogden, you can go to their webpage
to see this entry and other locations of their tour. I will also try to update this post when this info is updated.

You shouldn’t miss this one!


Salzburg Marionettes Presenting “The Sound of Music” at BYU


Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,


One of the last remaining full-time professional marionette troupes in Europe, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre returns to BYU for an encore presentation of their beloved production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Performed in the intimacy of the Pardoe Theatre by 24-inch puppets against a lavish, miniature set, recorded voices and music bring the charm of this old-world tradition to life in a very exciting way.

Shows start Wednesday, January 26 and go through Saturday, January 30. Go to
for times and to get tickets. Only a few seats left.

The show is in the Pardoe Theater in the Harris Fine Arts Center on the BYU campus.

Saw the show on Tuesday. It was AWESOME!!

Another “Pigcuilar” Workshop

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Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

In case you missed the fun last Saturday, we are going to do it again this Saturday at the Fine Arts Center in Brigham City (58 S 100 W, Brigham City, UT 84302).

The workshop is from 1 to 3:30 pm. We will start off with Piggy Tails—a few old and some new stories with and about pigs, then take the “Positively Pompous Pig Patter Alliteration Challenge” and make your “pigculiar” pig. (See attached pics for the fun of it.)

The cost is $3 for kids and $7 for adults* (*$5 for adults not making their own puppet).

Hope to see you there.