Winter Sunshine Series

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Southern Vermont’s favorite puppet theater event for young audiences offers a range of live puppet theater performances, workshops and school engagements for affordable prices.

Winter Sunshine provides a lively respite from the cold, a creative interlude between snow shoveling and wood schlepping, and the shine of laughter through the darkness of our Vermont winter months. Sandglass is headed into its 10th season of producing this family series with an expanded program to include schools and new audiences.

To find out how to involve your school/organization contact: info@sandglasstheater.org

This winter Sandglass is pleased to present

Punch and Judy on Ice

by Modern Times

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 Friday, January 19th school residency
Saturday, January 20th public performances at 11 AM and 2 PM

“Punch and Judy On Ice” Even a cold winter doesn’t slow down the world’s most well preserved puppet character! In this ever-evolving saga by Modern Times Theater, Mr. Punch is trying to beat the winter blues. He dances with his wife Judy, subdues a crocodile, trains his dog Toby (who looks suspiciously like a skunk), and more! Live music (played on everything from the ukulele to the bicycle pump) accompanies his hilarious journey. This skillful performance brings a puppet classic to life with a contemporary vaudeville flair and a modern family-friendly sensibility. Hand puppets. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows for over a decade. Founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, co-founders of Vermont Vaudeville, and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Isidor’s Cheek

By Ines Zeller Bass

Isidor's Cheek
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from out of his little grey existence. His cheek runs away, and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger.

“Isidor’s Cheek” is performed on a revolving table filled with all the details of Isidor’s miniature world: from his shabby grey house to a forest of apple trees, through an unfriendly city, across a sea of turtles and barracuda, into the smallest circus in the world. The table revolves to bring Isidor home again and to transform his house, his garden and indeed his whole outlook on life. Isidor himself is barely 5 and 1/2 inches high (14 cm), an appropriately little hero for a small story with a big heart.

Isidor’s Cheek won a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA in 1999. An ideal performance for intimate rooms: audiences age 4-9 and their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Everybody Loves Pirates!

By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

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Friday, March 16th a large scale school show at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro
Friday, March 16th public workshop at 4:30 PM.  Location TBA
Saturday, March 17th two public performances at 11 AM and 2 PM at Sandglass Theater

Featuring 15 hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8 foot paper-maché pirate ship. Frogtown is giving a school show, a workshop and two public performances on Saturday

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings- brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theater in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.


Public performances are at 11 AM and 2 PM at Sandglass Theater
Tickets are $9/ticket and $30 for family of four.
Reservations highly recommended: info@sandglasstheater.org or 802 387 4051.


Are you or your business looking for a great way to increase your exposure to a diverse audience of young families, while at the same time, helping to provide world class entertainment for children in and around southern Vermont?  Contact us about some exciting sponsorship and underwriting opportunities for the upcoming 2017 season!  shoshana@sandglasstheater.org