Looking for a puppet show for your school, your library, or your birthday party? Interested in puppet workshops — puppet-making, writing, performing — for educators, therapists, community centers, summer camps, school or church groups?
Seeking skilled collaborators for a theatre piece? Needing a TV commercial with puppets? A mask for a party? A giant creature for a parade?
We offer this as a service to members and the community. The Guild takes no responsibility for services contracted through this resource, but we think you’ll find what you’re looking for.
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(415) 457-4FUN (4386)
Magic Circus offers a variety of shows and programs for children, family and adult audiences. Our repertoire includes comedy magic, circus clown & mime shows, puppets & puppet shows for festivals, fairs, theaters, special events, corporate & private functions and birthday parties. For schools, libraries & pre-schools, Magic Circus offers educational science, multicultural, nutrition & anti-tobacco shows, as well as puppet shows with animal, fairy tale and pirate themes.
With our award winning, creative shows we have been enchanting US and European audiences since 1987.
“Bay City Best”, S.F. Chronicle
Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect, Parents’ Picks, 2009
Children’s Web Awards Finalist, 2008
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Coulter and Star
875 Hayes Street
San Francisco, Ca 94117
For over 50 years Sid and I have used puppetry and voice illusion to expand the boundaries of comic entertainment and provocative theatre. Few ventriloquists risk the demands of character and plot driven theatre. We’re still at it and having fun! Check our website for the whole story, photos, current projects, reviews and availability.
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Deesigns & Associates
Design Marketing Services since 1979
A Proven Excellent Choice, Incorporating Multiple Disciplines, Exceeding Expectations!
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Images In Motion is a full service puppet production company, specializing in puppets for TV and film. From preproduction, to shooting (including a fully equipped studio) to final edit, they have an experienced staff able to guide clients through the unique needs of a puppet video. Related services include animation, sculpture, molding and casting, masks, walkarounds, etc.. Images In Motion provides quality puppet shows featuring a variety of beautifully crafted puppets and talented puppeteers. They teach puppetry workshops for conferences, schools and libraries. Credits include Disney, Henson and PBS. Awards include 6 Regional Emmys and 6 National Tellys.
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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES — PUPPET SERVICES FOR TV & FILM
A national theatre ensemble now in its 38th season, focused on creating new work and new visions of classics combining puppetry, live actors and other media, usually in collaboration with other theatres, schools and community organizations.
Besides performances for adults, we offer consultations, coaching, workshops, script services and residencies.
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Little Blue Moon Theatre specializes in Victorian parlor theatre (also called toy theatre or paper theatre), shadow theatre, object theatre, and lots of funny and fun vignettes, with themes of love, sex, adventure and romance.
Theatre small enough to fit into the most intimate venue, be it parlor, dining room, bedroom, or small theatre setting, Little Blue Moon may be just what you have been looking for but never knew it!
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Michael & Valerie Nelson
PERFORMANCES: Founded in 1979 by Michael & Valerie Nelson, Magical Moonshine Theatre is an award winning, internationally acclaimed touring company that specializes in music, mask and puppet performances for family audiences. Audience size can range from 6 to 1000, depending on the show. Specialties are folktales, bilingual/multicultural shows, and “green” themes.
BUILDING: Giant parade puppets, opera and theatre services, puppets and stages for performances and education.
WORKSHOPS/EDUCATION: Michael & Valerie are currently California Artists in the Schools, teaching drama and puppetry to the state content standards. In 2010 they joined the faculty of the Tenn. Arts Academy, teaching puppetry in the classroom to teachers.
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The Puppet Company & Children’s Fairyland
We specialize in “Fantasies in Miniature.” Having been the Puppet Theater Director for the past twenty years at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, we know how to bring storybooks and fables to life! Over 40 years of continuous Bay Area performances in libraries, fairs & festivals, amusement parks, zoos, and countless birthday parties. I have been trained by The Muppets, Lewis Mahlmann, Bob Baker and have worked for Disneyland and circuses. Check out our website for other exciting options.
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16129 Main St. Unit B
Guerneville, CA. 95446
Primal Visions creates puppets, masks, and costumes to fit all performance needs for stage, film, television and atmosphere talent. Inspired by both literary archetype and accurate biological reference, they specialize in animals and creatures ranging from highly stylized to extremely realistic.
Character design and construction; event entertainment production, casting and staffing; mascot design and construction for schools, businesses, theme parks; trade show walkabouts and freestanding display models.
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Puppet Art Theater Co. specializes in performing at venues where there’s a need for quality children’s entertainment, including Libraries, Elementary Schools, Preschools, Corporate Events, Parties and Conventions.
The combination of professional quality puppet characters and original and traditional stories make for an unforgettable experience. These high-energy programs combine wit, humor, and audience participation to entertain each audience in a memorable way.
Please check out our web site for more information.
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Twinkie Dee Star
Children’s Entertainer, SF Bay Area
Complete Party Packages tailored to your Event & Theme
WalkArounds, Story with Puppet, Comedy Magic, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting Corporate, Retail, Festivals
Many many characters!
Please reserve your date early!
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