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Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:40:32 +0000
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppet shows & weddings


Just a little note in support of the wedding/special event puppet 
performance.  :)

I performed a ten-minute show at my wedding a few years ago based on the 
story of how my husband and I met.  It was well-timed in the evening--after 
dinner and all the guests had a crack or two (or three) at the open bar.  ;)

We met online, and the script was an adaptation of our first conversation: 
filled with revelations,  common interests, and just the excited banter of 
two people putting their best typing forward.  We prerecorded the music--a 
Vegas-style chasing-lighted New Jersey state puppet and a scrolling Instant 
Message box were two of the crowd's favorite puppets.

However, the puppet that stole the show was a hand and rod puppet created in 
the likeness of my husband by David Stephens.  When the puppet appeared, my 
husband's friends and family roared with laughter--they're still talking 
about the puppet!  What's most impressive to me, is that David created the 
puppet with only a few pictures to work from.  There are two pics online 
under the "Custom Puppets" link on his website, at the bottom of the page:

http://www.mojono.com/allhandsproductions/custom_puppets/index.html

Thanks again, Dave!  Puppet shows at special events are memorable and 
definitely a welcome artistic addition/change to current trends in party 
planning.  I hope to see an update as well!

Take care!
Sue


>From: "Alan Cook" <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com>
>Reply-To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Subject: [Puptcrit] Puppet shows & weddings
>Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 19:01:55 GMT
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>Our family invited friends to a world premiere and only performance of 
>"Goldilocks and Prince Charming" back in the 1950s which was actually an 
>announcement of my sister's engagement and impending wedding.
>
>Laurie and Fred are still together ffty years after the Prince (Fred) 
>rescued Goldilocks (Laurie)from the Recreation Department Tower where she 
>then worked. The Prince drove a cardboard Austin-Healey sportscar. In the 
>final scene, The King proclaimed the happy news to all the land as the 
>Goldberg Variations by Bach (LP record) provided a joyful sound background.
>
>The big surprise for me was that only one person in the audience figured 
>out the direction of the plot halfway through. (My high school art teacher, 
>Hester Laumann, who had made a marionette devil in the 1930s which she gave 
>me in 1949) The rest of the audience got the message with the King's royal 
>proclamation. Another surprise, a few people claimed they had never seen a 
>puppet show before.
>
>So I am a fan of puppet shows for special events like engagements, weddings 
>bat/bar Mitzvas. In fact, at my funeral, I'd like a puppet show, but I'd 
>like it to be a good show.
>
>In the 1980s, I saw Susan Bass do a show for a group Bat/Bar Mitzvah in San 
>Pedro CA where Susan's brother was rabbi. She had a duck puppet and asked 
>the kids in the audience what sound a duck makes. Some little smartass 
>yelled. "oink, oink".
>
>Susan, fast thinking, said "Hmmmn, must be somebody here from a Reform 
>Congregation". (yah, I know, I've told this story beore-it is one of my 
>favorites).
>
>I hope next year we will get an update on a puppet show for a wedding at 
>Longwood Gardens.
>
>ALAN COOK
>
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>    1. Re: Alan Cook (GAzPuppets-AT-aol.com)
>    2. Re: "cook" your paper question in Vol 32, Issue 57 (Tina Farmilo)
>    3. wedding ideas (tozuss-AT-aol.com)
>    4. Re: wedding ideas (B. Shur)
>    5. Re: wedding ideas (Tim Giugni)
>    6. Re: wedding ideas (HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com)
>    7. Re: wedding ideas (tozuss-AT-aol.com)
>    8. Re: wedding ideas (Fred Greenspan)
>    9. Re: wedding ideas (biersblackwood-AT-aol.com)
>   10. Re: wedding ideas (Freshwater Pearls Puppetry)
>   11. Re: wedding ideas (Fred Greenspan)

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>Message: 3
>Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 10:57:19 EDT
>From: tozuss-AT-aol.com
>Subject: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be adults
>attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for any
>suggestions.
>Suzanne
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>Message: 4
>Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 02:25:02 -0400
>From: "B. Shur" <mr_utamaro-AT-hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
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>I don't know what your budget is, but Big Nazo does a rock n roll stage 
>show
>with costume puppets that can take on almost any theme. The bonus is that
>they'll be the band and the puppet show.
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>www.bignazo.com
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>I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be adults
>attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for any
>suggestions.
>Suzanne
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>Message: 5
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 00:02:25 -0700
>From: "Tim Giugni" <octorilla-AT-gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>And the location would be?
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>On 7/4/07, tozuss-AT-aol.com <tozuss-AT-aol.com> wrote:
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> > I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be
> > adults
> > attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for 
>any
> > suggestions.
> > Suzanne
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>Message: 6
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 07:42:30 EDT
>From: HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
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>Punch and Judy, of course.
>Alice
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>Message: 7
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 08:55:19 EDT
>From: tozuss-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>The wedding is April of next year, at Longwood Gardens in PA.
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>Message: 8
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:43:38 -0400
>From: Fred Greenspan <greenspan-AT-earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>I have performed Punch & Judy at two weddings. One was a Medieval
>Wedding with professional costumers outfitting all the guests and the
>entertainers were also in appropriate medieval garb and performed like
>a dinner theatre in a great hall at the Bear Mountain State Park Inn in
>NY. The other wedding was a daytime formal wedding in a park in
>Hartsdale, NY. I also performed "Prof. Frederick's Flea Circus" at my
>daughter's Bat Mitzvah during the cocktail hour.
>
>Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
>Ossining, New York
>http://www.traditionalpuppetry.com
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>On Jul 5, 2007, at 7:42 AM, HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com wrote:
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> > Punch and Judy, of course.
> > Alice
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>Message: 9
>Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 10:23:39 -0400
>From: biersblackwood-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>This did not seem to make it to the list, so I'm resending it-- sorry
>to anyone who does see it twice! This version is a little more detailed
>in any event.-- SPK
>
>Dear Suzanne,
>
>I myself will be performing a puppet show for my sister's wedding in
>November. While satirizing marriage itself may be risky at a wedding...
>it could be done! I've done a translation of a 19th century puppet play
>about marriage which will be coming out in a book, in both French and
>English, next month. It's very violent, and more than a little cynical!
>
>And I think it's funny as well.   (The book, by the way, from Canada's
>Charlemagne Press of Mr Luman Coad, with illustrations by The Old
>Trouts puppeteer Judd Palmer, and puppets by Petr and Katia Rezac, is
>called "The Merchant of Blows-with-a-Stick and Other Plays by Louis
>Duranty.") The  script I was thinking of is called, "The Marriage of
>Reason," and was written for Pierrot and Madame Triffouillon. It's a
>French Punch & Judy, though whether I'll stage it at my sister's
>wedding, I can't yet say.  It may be a little too raw.
>
>There could, however, be some very positive puppetry elements at a
>wedding -- cherubs sailing above the happy couple with a ribbon banner,
>etc.  Animated flowers and puppet hearts could take part....  I
>remember reading that marionette angels could prove distracting in
>medieval churches when they appeared to blow out candles the priest or
>altar servers had just lit... the puppets were so funny, the Church
>ended up putting them out.
>
>An after service party, later in the evening at the reception, could be
>very raucous and naughty. Right now I'm planning to at least do a show
>for the children during the reception's open bar cocktail hour, which
>might not be naughty in the same way as the evening show, n'est ce pas?
>
>Sean
>
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>The wedding is April of next year, at Longwood Gardens in PA.
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>Message: 10
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:43:05 -0500
>From: Freshwater Pearls Puppetry <puppetry-AT-freshwpearls.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>Punch and Judy are the classic dysfunctional married puppet couple. Fred 
>Greenspan could do a great performance for you. Fred, do you travel as far 
>as PA? Also, Tuckers Tales does a Punch and Judy Show: 
>http://members.aol.com/TUCKERMARIANNE/gpapg/gpapgindex.htm . They may also 
>know about other performers in the area with a Punch show.
>
>P&J showed up at our wedding and cracked everybody up. I also was once 
>hired to do a shadow show for mostly adults at a wedding. I introduced the 
>show with some jokes - a short standup kind of thing. They all hooted like 
>I was Jay Leno. But then, they may have been drunk. 8-)
>
>Regards,
>Diane
>(alias Professor Freshwater)
>
>http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com
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>Message: 11
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 11:57:55 -0400
>From: Fred Greenspan <greenspan-AT-earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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>Thanks for the plug Diane. I travel as far as clients are willing to
>pay me to travel. As you pointed out, the Tuckers would be closer to a
>PA event.
>
>Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
>Ossining, New York
>http://www.traditionalpuppetry.com
>
>On Jul 5, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Freshwater Pearls Puppetry wrote:
>
> > Punch and Judy are the classic dysfunctional married puppet couple.
> > Fred Greenspan could do a great performance for you. Fred, do you
> > travel as far as PA? Also, Tuckers Tales does a Punch and Judy Show:
> > http://members.aol.com/TUCKERMARIANNE/gpapg/gpapgindex.htm . They may
> > also know about other performers in the area with a Punch show.
> >
> > P&J showed up at our wedding and cracked everybody up. I also was once
> > hired to do a shadow show for mostly adults at a wedding. I introduced
> > the show with some jokes - a short standup kind of thing. They all
> > hooted like I was Jay Leno. But then, they may have been drunk. 8-)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Diane
> > (alias Professor Freshwater)
> >
> > http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com
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