Saturday, May 28, 2011

Go On The Quest For Planet X!

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Go On The Quest For Planet X!

WHAT: "Quest for Planet X: The Space Musical" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Bldg. 47, May 29 at 1 and 3 p.m.

TICKET PRICE: $7 children and seniors, $9 general admission. Season tickets are $30 children and seniors, $40 general admission.

TO BUY TICKETS: Call 206-524-3388 or visit or or buy them at the door.

I am appearing in the final performances of "Quest for Planet X: The Space Musical" with Thistle Theatre tomorrow, May 29th only.

The performances are at Magnuson Park Theatre (where Seattle Musical Theatre performances).

All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer, and Ben Burris. We use Japanese Bunraku-style puppets, black light puppetry, and song to tell this original tale.

The script and songs were written by Jean Enticknap and Dan Nelson. Jean also directed this lively production.

The show tells of a daring interplanetary quest to get a secret ingredient that will save the Seattle of the future--and the Earth itself--from destruction. This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

I play an evil winged queen and sing a great song about how wonderful and powerful I am.

Early reviews said that the space battle rivals those you'll find in "Star Wars!"

The shows are at Magnuson Park Theatre on May 29 at 1 and 3 p.m. The theater is in Magnuson Park in building 47. The address is 7110 62nd Ave NE in Seattle.

Come see this fun puppet show before time runs out!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Handspring Puppet Company Wins Tony

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Handspring Puppet Company Wins Tony

Tony Award nominations were announced today (May 3). In addition to the usual nominations, a Special Tony award was announced for Handspring Puppet Company.

Handspring is the Cape Town, South Africa, puppet company that created the incredible horse puppets for the play "War Horse."

The puppets are made of plywood and cane, are operated by 3 puppeteers, move with ashtonishing realism, and are ridden by the actors during the course of the play

The horses are incredibly durable; some from the London run of the play lasted over 1000 performances.

"War Horse" opened on Broadway last month. One reviewer called the play "astonishing" (the play itself is also nominated for a Best Play Tony).

William Kentridge, who had worked with Handspring in the past, also praised the company's work, saying, "you can't stop yourself believing the reality of those horses.

"It's kind of magical."

Gina Wilhelm Actress