Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Gingerbread Boy

Gina Wilhelm Actress - The Gingerbread Boy

WHAT: "The Gingerbread Boy" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, Nov. 30 (7:30PM) and
Dec. 1, 2 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, Dec. 15, 16 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Bldg. 47, Dec. 22, 23 at 1 and 3 p.m.

TICKET PRICE: $8 children and seniors, $10 general admission.

TO BUY TICKETS: Call 206-524-3388 or visit or (Sunset Hill), (Bellevue), or (Magnuson Park), or buy them at the door.

It's the holiday season, and that means it's time for Thistle Theatre's holiday show. This year we present "The Gingerbread Boy" at various locations throughout the Seattle area.

Our story takes place in Candyland, where all the world's sweets are made.  I play Sweetie, the candy cooker.  She makes lollipops and gumdrops and cookie icing.

I also play Pepper Mint, the shipping coordinator of Candyland, who must chase down the naughty gingerbread boy when he steals the knob that controls all the sweet treats made in Candyland.

All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Brian Stabile and Ben Burris. We use  a variety of puppet styles including Japanese Bunraku-style and rod puppets to tell and sing this take on the traditional tale.

The script and songs were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. Jean also directed this lively production.

This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

The shows are at Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard at 7:30 on the evening of November 30, and at 1 and 3 p.m. on December 1 and 2. The address is 3003 NW 66th Street.

Performances at Bellevue Youth Theatre  are at 2 and 4 p.m. on December 15 and 16.  That address is 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Magnuson Park Theatre shows are on December 22 and 23 at 1 and 3 p.m. The theater is in Magnuson Park in building 47. The address is 7110 62nd Ave NE in Seattle.

Don't miss our fun popular holiday show!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gina Wilhelm Tap Dance 120616 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

It's summertime, and that means it's time for Thistle Theatre's summer tour.  This summer we present "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" at various locations throughout the Seattle area.

All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Brian Stabile and Lisa A. Haslbauer. We use Japanese Bunraku-style puppets, rod puppets, and song to tell this a take on the traditional tale.

The script and songs were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennus. Jean also directed this lively production.

In our version of the show, the bears travel from their home in Yellowstone Park to Hollywood in their trailer. Meanwhile, Goldilocks is a California girl with a pet duck and a BIG imagination.

This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

I play Mama Bear. Reviews of the show when we performed in theaters said, "Skilled puppetry is the heart of this show and the most enjoyable aspect."

All library shows this summer are free. Our Emerald Downs show is free with admission to the track. Come see this fun puppet show before time runs out!


Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
July 9 4:00 pm

Broadview Library
12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
July 12 10:30 am

Beacon Hill Library
2821 Beacon Ave. S.
July 17 2:00 pm

Lake City Library
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Avenue N.E.
July 20 10:30 am

Southwest Library
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
July 26 11:00 am

Green Lake Library
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
July 30 2:00 pm


Queen Anne Library
400 W. Garfield St.
August 2 11:00 am

Douglass-Truth Library
2300 E. Yesler Way
August 4 1:00 pm

Columbia Library
4721 Rainier Ave. S.
August 7 6:00 pm

University Library
5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.
August 9 11:15am

Capitol Hill Library
425 Harvard Ave. E.
August 13 10:30 am

Family Day at Emerald Downs
2300 Emerald Downs Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001

August 19 noon (show between races)

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Seattle Dance

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Seattle Dance

This Saturday, June 16, is the day of my big tap dance recital with Anthony Peters' Tap Dance Seattle. 

There are two performances, one at 1 p.m. and the second at 3:15 p.m. Both are at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S., Seattle.

Tickets can by bought at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets. They are $14 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors.

The day starts early with a tech rehearsal, with some dancers teching as early as 9:30!

I am excited about the adorable outfit I get to wear.  The last time I was in a dance recital, it was for children's ballet, and I wore a pretty red satin dress.

Now I am a grown-up, and get to wear cool black. I'm wearing a shirt from the studio, and a really great skirt.

My class is dancing to Lou Rawls singing "Scotch and Soda." It's very groovy, y'all.

I'm very excited for this recital. I hope to see you seeing me there!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, April 29, 2012

National Day of Puppetry

Gina Wilhelm Actress - National Day of Puppetry

April 28th was the National Day of Puppetry.  Gina Wilhelm Actress celebrated by watching some excellent puppets and puppetry in "Ghostbusters" in 70 mm at the beautiful Cinerama in Seattle. 

The film was preceded by a talk from Sam Longoria, who worked on the film, including in some capacities with the onionhead/"Slimer" puppet.

Several puppet centers held workshops and other special events, including the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA, and the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

My celebration will continue this week with the opening of Thistle Theatre's production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard, WA (3003 NW 66th Street). Shows are Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., and May 5 and 6 at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children and seniors, $9 for adults.

I will also be performing with Thistle Theatre at the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam on May 5 at 8 p.m. at Theatre off Jackson, 409 7th Avenue South. Tickets are $10.

Happy National Day of Puppetry! 

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Am Legend

Gina Wilhelm Actress - i am legend

Francis Lawrence, director of the 2007 Will Smith movie "I Am Legend," has received an offer to direct the sequel to "The Hunger Games."

The choice for Lawrence to direct the second movie, titled "Catching Fire," has fans excited. points out that "The kind of action we'll see in 'Catching Fire' isn't much different that [sic] 'I Am Legend.'"

Katniss fans can rest easy knowing that a sequel is that much closer.

Gina Wilhelm Actress 

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Gina Wilhelm Actress - Madmen

The fifth season of AMC's series "Mad Men" had its two-hour premiere tonight.

You'll find no spoilers here, but everyone is excited to find out about Don Draper's marriage and what year the show is in this season.

If you DO want to find spoilers, or discussion of what happened tonight, check out Entertainment Weekly's run-down.

So exciting to find out what else is going to happen in another season at everyone's favorite '60's ad agency!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence made her film debut in 2008's "Garden Party." She received an Oscar nomination for "Winter's Bone" in 2011 and played the young Mystique in "X-Men: First Class."

Now she plays Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," which has set box office records already, in only its second day of release.

In spite of this, the the 21-year-old actress "says it simply feels like she’s been handed a big promotion at work."

Congratulations on your success, Jennifer!

Gina Wilhelm Actress