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"The Freddie G Experience" ....The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by: Cindy Ripley (July 15, 2013)

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You know those kind of gifts……..nothing like the new shirt from Macys or an Amazon gift card.   I’m talking about the kind the kind of gift that engulfs you in the ambiance of the time and place it was given.  Maybe it was from a person that is the love of your life, or a gift of health, or advice that changed your life.  Whatever yours is, these gifts are rare and never forgotten.  Mine was the day Freddie Gershon sat across from me in 1995 and said “Cindy, tell me what we need to do to make musicals work for teachers and school age children”.   Freddie listened, really listened to what a teacher from “the trenches” had to offer from the experience with a first cut of “Annie JR” with kids.  From then on, it is history. He was the force, the brains and the passion to make it happen amid the complex world of copyright, authors, composers and schools!

This weekend was the 4th annual Freddie G Experience in NYC to celebrate 8 teachers who have gone above and beyond with kids, community and Music Theater with kids, many in unconventional situations.  Through the generosity of Freddie and Myrna Gershon, it was complete with Broadway performances, celebrations, master classes, student workshops and a memorable camaraderie. Yup…an absolute nirvana for those of us who geek out on music theater and kids.  That’s right, a pat on the back for teachers.  Really? In these “art starved” times? Honest, and that gift will inspire them and their students for the rest of their lives.  It certainly has for me.

 

 

Why rent if you can buy and own puppets for Avenue Q?

Posted by: Sam Fuentes (June 13, 2013)

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We are now accepting orders of puppets, mascots, and other stage props for your theater requirements.  Drop us a message.

backstage preparing the puppets I built for the opening night of Avenue Q in Singapore

Avenue Q Puppet Camp

Posted by: Avenue Q Puppet Camp (May 31, 2013)

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Avenue Q Puppet Camp Trained by the original creative team of Avenue Q!

Experienced & expert instruction for your cast with the truly unique style of Avenue Q puppetry. Avenue Q Puppet Camp's exclusive curriculum is crafted from experience dealing directly with the show's original creative team, members of the original cast as well as experience since then with the Henson Company.

Avenue Q Puppet Camp's exclusive curriculum is designed around the specific demands of Avenue Q.  All the things we take for granted as living, breathing actors must now be made manifest in a performance that is channeled through your arm.  Our most popular service is a 5 day course that covers arm rod manipulation and principles of live hand puppetry as they apply to the unique puppetry style of Avenue Q. 

Learn your puppetry first hand from the authority in the marketplace with the longest list of clients in the country.  Other clients include, Alief Kerr High School (Houston, TX), Los Angeles Valley College, Ti-Ahwaga Community Players (Owego, NY), Calabasas High School (School Edition West Coast Premiere), Lone Star College - Montgomery (Conroe, TX), Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, CA), Tabb High School (Yorktown, VA), High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX), Cohasset Dramatic Club (Cohasset, MA), Blessed Cardinal Newman High School (Toronto, ON CA), Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and a full director/choreographer credit at Santa Monica Theater Guild/Morgan Wixson Theater.  For more details, go to http://www.AvenueQPuppetCamp.com

Shrek the Musical!

Posted by: Pierre's Costumes (May 23, 2013)

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It's the year of building new shows for Pierre's Costumes!  

We are so excited to have the opportunity to build a complete set of costumes for Shrek the Musical! We are set to begin construction in June so we can make this fairytale come to life! 

If you are in need of these costumes for your production please give Liz a call in our Theatre Office! (215) 925-7121

shrek the musical

(Pierre's Costumes does not own this photograph, it is just an example of Shrek the musical)

Avenue Q puppets for rent!

Posted by: Swazzle Puppets (April 21, 2013)

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Rent a full set of professionally built puppets for your next production of Avenue Q or Avenue Q: School Edition. Swazzle's Avenue Q puppets are based on original designs created by Rick Lyon.

Please call 866-792-9953 or email contact@swazzle.com to get a quote today!

 We will ship our puppets anywhere, nationally or internationally.

Avenue Q puppets for rent!

Posted by: Swazzle Puppets (April 21, 2013)

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Rent this full set of professionally built puppets for your next production of Avenue Q or Avenue Q: School Edition. Swazzle's Avenue Q puppets are based on original designs created by Rick Lyon.

Please call 866-792-9953 or email contact@swazzle.com to get a quote today!

 We will ship our puppets anywhere, nationally or internationally.

Monty Python's Spamalot!

Posted by: Pierre's Costumes (March 21, 2013)

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We're so excited to be involved in creating a set of rental costumes for a production of Monty Python's Spamalot coming up soon!  This is such a fantastic show and so much fun for the actors as well as the audience! 

Here are some of the costumes that we'll have ready to rent for more upcoming productions! monty python's spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot

(these are just pics from the Broadway production, since we are in the middle of construction)

If you are interested in Renting our set please give us a call! 

Pierre's Costumes - (215) 925-7121

"If we can't costume you, nobody can!"

March Deal

Posted by: MSMT Costumes (March 21, 2013)

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Rent any of the following shows in March and get 10% off: The Wiz, South Pacific, Miss Saigon, Peter Pan, and A Year With Frog and Toad

It's About the Story

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (March 11, 2013)

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My play writing blog over at http://www.MyNewPlay.com has been neglected lately. I've been writing on my fantasy novel "Pantoom." When I blog, I don't write. When I write, I don't blog. You?

English/Theater Teacher Needed

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (February 13, 2013)

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I just finished rewriting my show "The Under Mole, the Cricket and the Grasshopper" for reader's theater. Now, I need someone to proof read it for grammar, spelling, accidentally inserted shopping lists and such. The play is finished, runs about 50 pages in play manuscript format (Celtx) and is a fun read. If you are interested, contact me:

Rodney@MyNewPlay.com.

Thanks. Laughing