I have a 5 year-old daughter who is completely sucked in by puppets and magic right now, I'm not sure when it happened, but now they are at the top of her "what I want to be when I grow up" lists. These career crushes are always followed by me trying to check out local opportunities to see or do something that might encourage a better understanding of how big people use their talents to make a living doing these things.
Magicians we can actually find here and there, but puppeteers are a dime a dozen, you have to search pretty hard to find one these days. That's why I was shocked and thrilled to learn there is an actual puppet house right across the river in Lancaster.
The Hole In The Wall theater is an old fashioned marionette theater that has been in operation for 21 years. They are a small company, but manage to put on five or six shows per year. They are currently setting up for their run of Rumplestiltskin, which begins January 7th and runs through February 18th. The shows are every Saturday morning at 10am. There is also a small puppet museum open prior to the show that includes hand puppets, marionettes, and shadow and rod puppets. (Bet you didn't know there were that many kinds of puppets!)
We will be checking out the new show as soon ASAP and I know some other little ones that might enjoy an old fashioned puppet show as well, so join us!
For more information about Hole In The Wall Puppets visit their website at :