Saturday, December 12, 2015

Merry Chris Mouse

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Merry Chris Mouse

WHAT: "Merry Chris Mouse" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle WA 98117, in Ballard, December 12 and 13, at 1 and 3 p.m.
BYT Ivanhoe Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, Saturday and Sunday, December 19 and 20, at 2 and 4 p.m.

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

This original play tells the story of a poor brown mouse family finding a new home in the walls of a child's playroom. When they meet a white mouse in a cage, it's time for a rescue.

I play the mother mouse and Christine, one of two brown mouse twins.

All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Ben Burris and Amy Escobar. We use  tabletom Japanese Bunraku-style puppets to tell and sing this tale.

The script and songs were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. The songs include the popular "Carving the Christmas Cheese."

It also features the song "It's Christmas Time," which would later be rewritten for the Lovemongers (a band made of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart 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 1 and 3 p.m. on December 12 and 13. The address is 3003 NW 66th Street.

Performances at BYT Ivanhoe Theatre are at 2 and 4 p.m. on December 19 and 20.  That address is 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Be sure not to miss this action-packed show full of laughs and fun!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seattle Actress

Seattle Actress

Hello, I'm Gina Wilhelm, Seattle Actress!

Right now I'm in tech rehearsals for my new puppet show, "Merry Chris Mouse," which opens on Wednesday. Public shows start this weekend, and run every weekend until Christmas throughout Seattle and Bellevue. This sweet show features skilled tabletop puppetry and a song that would later by sung by The Lovemongers (the group made of Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Sue Ennis, and Frank Cox)!

While performing that, I'm also in the final rehearsals for "Brother Coyote and Sister Fox," another puppet show, which we will be touring to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, in January. This will be my third trip to the Center, and my fourth tour with Thistle Theatre. I'm very excited!

In my spare time, I continue to study tap dance and voice as well as work on various side projects. I even have a murder mystery dinner coming up in a couple of weeks!

Stay tuned to this site to find out more about "Merry Chris Mouse" tickets and get more updates on my projects!

Gina Wilhelm Actress