“The Pied Piper of Hamelin” by CactusHead Puppets
The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help! This production features multiple puppetry styles, a silly hat contest, and plenty of dancing rats!
The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of the Pied Piper to life in this kid-friendly comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin make a new friend and teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. This production features multiple puppetry styles, a silly hat contest, and plenty of dancing rats!
All ages welcome, recommended for 4+
Mixed puppetry styles: hand, rod, and shadow
Sat Apr 15 | 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Sun Apr 16 | 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
Tickets are $14.50/general admission, $11/members
About the Artist:
John and Megan Regan are a West Springfield-based husband and wife team; together they are CactusHead Puppets , the Resident Touring Company of Puppet Showplace Theater. After founding their company in 2010, they began touring throughout Western New England with shows based on favorite familiar folktales, including The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Bremen Town Musicians, as well as their original extravaganza, Magnificent Monster Circus. They are known for their playful performance style and exuberant creativity.
John and Megan are both graduates of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program. Megan is originally from the Kansas City area, where she worked with Paul Mesner Puppets. John is from Western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing in the same libraries where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies.
Both John and Megan were once interns at Puppet Showplace Theater, and they always enjoy returning to Boston to share their work as professional puppeteers!
Contact the Box Office:
617-731-6400 x 101
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