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.


PAGU Puppetry Workshops in January

Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

This just in from Joe for the January workshops in Orem. Everyone is invited. If you are not a current member of the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah you can still attend for $5/workshop session.

For the month of January the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah (PAGU) will meet on the 16th for one hour at the SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem (12:10 pm). We will review and go over the Raptor and Parade Puppets to see where everyone left off. If you have something to work on bring that.

Then on the 23rd we will meet at Robotronics (1610 west 1600 south in Springville) to build and work on our projects. If attending two meetings is too much or distance or weather conditions are a factor (for those who have been attending from surrounding cities) you might want to attend just the workshop at Robotronics.

Joe Flores
Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah (PAGU)

P.S. You can contact Joe at [email protected] or [email protected] or 801-226-6899 if they have any questions.

Two Fun Workshops Planned

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Piggy Tail Tales and Tongue Twisters

It’s a new year and time for planning new and inspiring puppet activities. Members of the newly formed Northern Utah Puppetry Guild (Salt Lake City and north) are planning a couple of puppet shows/workshops for the month of January and invite the public to attend.

Come see “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 own “pigculiar” pig puppet. Participants are then also invited to stay and be part of an impromptu show:
“Percy the Private Eye Prevents a Pilfering Problem” or “Penelope Pig Plans a Party.”

We love the potential of puppetry for its artwork, creativity, and the language interaction it can inspire. Participants will be able to make their own highly specialize sock puppet, learn about the puppetry guild, and check out puppet resource materials. This can be a great creative project time for young families, educators of preschool and elementary children, puppeteers, and, of course, all those young at heart.

Workshops are Saturday, January 9, at the Cottontree Inn, 1030 North 400 East in North Salt Lake from 9 am to 11:30 am, and then again on Saturday, January 16, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm at the Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West in Brigham City.

The cost is $3 for kids and $7 for adults* (*$5 for adults not making their own puppet). For more information contact Susan at [email protected] or call Susan at 435-730-2487.