A Russian folktale about the adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok, who was baked by an elderly childless couple. This story is well known in America as The Gingerbread Man, and in Scandinavia as The Pancake Man. And now, you will be introduced to their Russian cousin Kolobok. In this production, the adventures of Kolobok are seen through the eyes of two forest creatures, performed by live actors who bring to life the floor puppets -- animals in traditional Russian costumes.
Vince Paul, Music Hall’s President & Artistic Director, notes that “as the downtown area real estate becomes increasingly in demand, it’s imperative that our city’s non-commercial performing artists be able to continue to present their work in the heart of the Entertainment District. The artists of PuppetART create top-notch, finely crafted work that has been entertaining children and families for some twenty years, and Music Hall is thrilled to be able to help them sustain their success.”
PUPPETART, DETROIT PUPPET THEATER, HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATING CHILDREN AND ADULTS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS THROUGH ITS THEATER, STUDIO, AND MUSEUM.
AT PUPPETART THE APPRECIATION OF ART BEGINS! "Our mission is to explore a variety of cultures and to foster an appreciation of the wisdom of traditions, the beauty of spirit, and the art of diverse communities, through puppet performances, exhibits, and classes".
PuppetART’s museum presents puppets from around the world as well as puppets related to the history of puppetry in Detroit. We invite you to explore our collection of puppets from all over the world and discover the history and artistic value each piece holds.
Legendary Dragon Applesauce created by detroiter Ed Johnson.