Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thistle Theatre Open House

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Thistle Theatre Open House

WHAT: Thistle Theatre Open House.

WHERE/WHEN: Thistle Theatre Studio, 6310 NE 74th St (Hangar 30), Seattle, WA  98115, Saturday, October 25, 2-5 p.m. 


TO BUY TICKETS: RSVP at with the subject line "Open House." Space in the studio is limited.

You (should) already know that Thistle Theatre is performing "Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold" at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA, this weekend.

In addition to the play, however, on Saturday, Thistle Theatre is having an open house so people can see our new studio space in Hangar 30.

Guests are invited to come over after the show (or before the 3 p.m. show) and see where we rehearse.

There will be refreshments and an opportunity to take pictures with the Wall of Puppets and the puppet mural.

Guests can also meet Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum, hosts of one of Thistle's delightful birthday puppet plays.

Children 12 and under will also be able to make a bat puppet.

The studio is 1 block northeast of Magnuson Park Theater, with the entrance under the blue Parks Department awning. 

If you are planning to join us, please RSVP by emailing with the subject line "Open House." We want you to join us, but space is limited.

See you on Saturday!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

WHAT: "Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, October 11, 12, 18, and 19 (two weekends!) at 2 and 4 p.m.

Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Bldg. 47, October 25 and 26, 1 and 3 p.m.

Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117, November 1 and 2 at 1 and 3 p.m.


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

This week marks the opening of "Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold." This is our fall show, marking the beginning of our performing season. Shows will be presented throughout the Puget Sound.

This puppet play is a Russian wonder tale telling the story of Ivan, his older sister Vasilisa, and their quest to save their family's gold from the witch Baba Yaga.

This is the same Baba Yaga that some of you may know from "Pictures at an Exhibition," and yes, the hut on chicken (or fowl) legs DOES make an appearance in this play. It even dances.

I play Vasilisa, Ivan's smart older sister; Baba Yaga's cat; Mika, a mouse; and Baba Yaga in one of her more attractive forms.

All voices are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Ben Burris and Zane Exactly. We use   Japanese Bunraku-style and black light puppets to tell our story.

The script was written by Jean Enticknap with music by Michael Flint. Jean also directed this lively production.

This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

This play has scares and laughs, and clever animals! Don't miss our fun, exciting show!

Gina Wilhelm Actress