As part of its popular family-friendly Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series hosting acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Bremen Town Musicians by CactusHead Puppets on Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center.
What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals that set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom. Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony. This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead puppets' signature sense of humor. Recommended for ages 4+.
CactusHead Puppets was started in 2010 by husband-and-wife team John and Megan Regan, both UConn Puppet Arts Program alumni. Over the past eight years they have created many shows based on favorite, familiar folktales, and have toured throughout New England. 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 venues where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies.
There will be open seating, and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle, where parking is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call 860.486.8580.