Go on a pink and furry adventure with Bella and her friends through a beautiful garden to meet silly bugs, creepy-crawlers, and musical surprises!
Go on a pink and furry adventure with Bella and her friends through a beautiful garden to meet silly bugs, creepy-crawlers, and musical surprises! In this interactive and engaging puppetry performance for the very young (and their grown-ups), sing-along to your favorite tunes like “The Ants Go Marching” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” as well as original songs including “Leg Up on You!” and “Chuck it In.” We even get to meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar in a colorful and hilarious adaptation.
All ages welcome, recommended for 2+
Mixed puppetry styles: Muppet-style, table top, and rod puppets
This show was developed through a residency at Puppet Showplace Theater.
Tickets are $14.50 per person / $11 for members / $3 per ticket with Card to Culture (WIC, EBT, ConnectorCare) and are available on our website, over the phone, or at our Box Office. Advance reservations are suggested.
Tickets are required for all children over 12 months of age and all adult attendees.
About the Artists
Brenda Huggins is a puppetry artist, stage director, dramaturg, and opera producer with an MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre from Emerson College. With co-creator Phil Berman, she was commissioned by PST in 2012 to develop a series of interactive puppetry performances with live music for the very young. They performed “Puppet Playtime” in residence from 2013-2016 and on tour including at the Cambridge River Fest, Outside the Box Festival, Lawn on D, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston First Night, Brookline First Light, Boston Public Library, and many schools and private venues. Brenda served as the Communications Director and teaching artist at Puppet Showplace Theater from 2011 to 2016, has taught puppetry and arts education pedagogy at the Urban College of Boston, and is currently the Director of Performing Arts at the Colleges of the Fenway.
Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter, actor, and puppeteer with a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. He has performed in shows across the Boston area and the Northeast. He was a co-creator of Puppet Playtime at Puppet Showplace Theater and returns to the showplace with the Holiday Singalong every December. Phil has also played music for touring puppetry productions like The Bella Show, The Joshua Show, and What the Moon Saw. When not performing, Phil is a freelance music teacher and founder of Zibi Consulting Group, creating early childhood arts and culture curriculum for schools and daycare centers across New England.
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