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__________   SHOWS  &  EVENTS    __________
 

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Our NEXT show at the Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall

on February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Inspired by a West African tale.

When Ananse wants to earn the right to tell stories to his people
the sky god Nyame gives him three daunting tasks.

“Kwaku Ananse, the spider man, he loved to talk, he loved to hear and tell stories.
And he wanted to own all the stories in the world, so he could share them with all of you, his friends.”

 


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.”

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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".

 

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PUPPETART OFFERS PERFORMANCES, PUPPETRY CLASSES, AND MUSEUM EXHIBITS
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN AREA. 

COME EXPLORE
THE MAGIC OF PUPPETRY!

                     


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THEATER


THEATER

 

THEATER


THEATER

 

" pup·pet·ry


... the art of operating puppets, typically either by strings or rods controlled or by hand.
... theater for children featuring dance, puppetry, and music.

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PuppetART presents a repertoire of original performances based on fairy tales and folktales
from around the world.

Follow us as we perform around the town!

Schedule a performance for your school or group to experience the magic of puppetry first hand.

 

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STUDIO


STUDIO

STUDIO


STUDIO

Puppetry has two roots

SPIRITUAL & EDUCATIONAL.

Necessity to speak to divine power brought out totem & idols.
To pass along knowledge and wisdom people created puppets.

 

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MUSEUM


MUSEUM

MUSEUM


MUSEUM

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.

Legendary Dragon Applesauce created by detroiter Ed Johnson.


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PuppetART is a proud member of:

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Learn More: Visit UNIMA-USA

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