Thursday, May 14, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood

WHAT: "Little Red Riding Hood" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle WA 98117, in Ballard, May 16 and 17, at 1 and 3 p.m.
Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, at 2 and 4 p.m.

Thistle Theatre Studio (The Puppet Kingdom), 6310 NE 74th St. Ste 131, Seattle, Building 30, Southeast Entrance under the blue Seattle Parks awning, June 13 and 14, at 1 and 3 p.m.

TO BUY TICKETS: Visit, (Bellevue Youth Theatre), or (Magnuson Park), or
call 206-524-3388 or buy them at the door

Our take on this fairy tale is set in Bavaria, with all the puppets dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes. I play Red's mother and grandmother as well as Greta, a woodland rabbit.

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

There are also some rod puppets in this show. This show features several German words and phrases.

The script and songs (aside from the folk song) were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. Jean also directed this lively production.

This play includes intricate puppetry and the "Wolf's Aria," one of the most popular songs in the Thistle Theatre canon!

This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

The shows are at Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard at 1 and 3 p.m. on May 16 and 17. The address is 3003 NW 66th Street.

Performances at Bellevue Youth Theatre  are at 2 and 4 p.m. on May 30 and 31.  That address is 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Magnuson Park shows are on June 13 and 14  at 1 and 3 p.m. Thistle Theatre's studio is in Magnuson Park in building 30. The address is 6310 NE 74th St. Ste 131 in Seattle.

Please note that the Magnuson Park shows are in our studio, NOT in the theater building! This is different than previous performance at Magnuson. This is a small, intimate space, and seating is VERY limited. 

Be sure not to miss this action-packed show full of laughs and fun!

Gina Wilhelm Actress