If you’ve been looking for a way to pull your little one from in front of the television, tablet, or computer screen, Puppetworks, Inc. has just what you need! A Brooklyn institution, Puppetworks presents classic tales in puppet show form. The age-old art form of the marionette is sure to dazzle your young spectator – no WiFi required! Here’s why a trip to this unique facility should be on your to-do list.
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History of Puppetworks, Inc.
Puppetworks founder Nicolas Coppola has been a professional kid crowd-pleaser for decades. Born in Brooklyn, he was inspired to create his first cloth marionette after seeing a performance by Suzari Marionettes in the third grade. In 1954, when he was only 19 years old, Nicolas auditioned to become a professional puppeteer with the same troupe. He was selected and eventually became the Artistic Director. (It was renamed Nicolo Marionettes when he took the helm). Nicolas started Puppetworks, Inc. in 1980 as a nonprofit organization that eventually replaced the touring company.
Puppetworks Provides Joy for All Ages
Since its inception, Nicolas Coppola’s Puppetworks has been producing professional marionette shows that captivate children and parents alike. Macy’s even built a stage specifically for the company at its Herald Square location! The troupe still performs its well-known holiday shows there to this day.
You can catch Puppetworks productions year-round in Brooklyn. They operate a full-time puppet theater in the historic Park Slope neighborhood, where shows occur regularly. Popular productions include Hansel and Gretel, Nutcracker Sweets, and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Click here to find out what’s playing and call (718) 965-3391 to make your reservations.
Plan An Event at Puppetworks
If you want to host a special event for your little puppet enthusiast, look no further than Puppetworks, Inc. Their Brooklyn, NY space is available for private parties on weekends from 4 to 6:30 pm. Bring your own food or enjoy discounted catering from Smiling Pizza to make your event complete. The talented staff will present a puppet show for your private group, and they’ll even clean up afterward! Parties of up to 50 people are welcome and advanced booking is recommended.
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