Thursday, August 16, 2012

Friday, August 26, 2011

We've moved

"Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night till it be morrow."    -William Shakespeare 

Well it's time to bid farewell to this little blog that has been the online home of Wump Mucket Puppets since 2005.  I am a little sad to say goodbye, and thrilled that the puppet troupe has grown from a childhood dream to a performing puppet company.

I hope that those of you who read my thoughts and ideas on this blog will follow our adventures on the new blog, as wells as our Facebook page and Twitter feed.  I will leave this blog up so new fans of Wump Mucket Puppets can learn about our little puppet troupe in it's formative years.

Thanks for your interest, please stay in touch.
Puppeteer Terrence Burke with daughter Eleanor around the time this blog was launched


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dubya Dubya Dubya...

It's "DOUBLE YOU!!!"  for crying out loud!   Oh, sorry about that...

In case you just dropped in,  may I call your browser's attention to look and see

You read that right!  At last our own website to tell the whole WWW about Wump Mucket Puppets!
Many thanks to Kevin Leidecker for all of his help in getting the website up and clicking 0101010101.  Oops, that's machine talk.  ;)

Of course this means that this blog will eventually move over to the "official" website in the not so distant future.  Don't worry, I'll give you plenty of advance warning.

The new website, like all of my projects, is a work in progress. Hey, aren't we all nothing more than walking & talking "works in progress"?   I have quite a few cool ideas that I wish to add to the website as it develops. Click on over, look around, let me know what you think.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We are on a roll!

July has been a VERY busy month at the Wump Mucket Puppets secret HQ.  Our dragon parade puppet was met with many kind words.  Here's the video:

Our show at the Northside library was very well attended.  Everyone had fun, and checked out a few books about puppetry and cryptozoology.  We would love to perform at our neighborhood's library, and other libraries, in the not too distant future.

Speaking of the future...  there are a few very exciting things that are going to be happening to this little puppet troupe.  An "official" Wump Mucket Puppets website is in the planning stages, a short video to help promote our favorite pizza shop NYPD Pizza is in "pre-production", and finally we will be announcing a future performance at one of Cincinnati's fine museums very soon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

We're going to the library!

I am 110% thrilled to say that on Wednesday July 6th the Wump Mucket Puppets will be performing at the Northside Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library, 4219  Hamilton Avenue, Northside, Cincinnati  (513) 369-4449.

 Here's the Google link to help you find the Northside Library

July 11 Puppet Poster

The show starts at 3PM and runs about a half hour.  After the show I will be conducting a "Question & Answers" session with the audience about puppetry.  So please bring some questions for the puppets, and with some luck they will have a few answers for you.  Oh, tell all your friends about this FREE show!  We want to pack the room and have arranged to have books about puppetry and cryptozoology available to borrow, so bring your library card.

G'Wazzl gets a chuckle from old Earth comics

Why am I so happy to be performing at our neighborhood library you wonder?  The answer is simple, I LOVE LIBRARIES!  I remember my mother walking me and my sisters and brothers to the Ballardvale library when we were all very young, reading books to us, and the best part, being able to bring the book or record (yes record!) home to read or listen to again.  Libraries are one of the treasures in life that should be enjoyed and used frequently.  My family must visit the wonderful Northside library several times a week. 

Coleman reading one of his favorite books

I am also very please to say that to celebrate the Wump Mucket Puppets performance  at the Northside Library, I have written a new tune for Cyril to sing about his love of the library.  We hope to see you at the show!

Cyril loves reading about his cousin Champ

Saturday, June 18, 2011

College Hill & Northside know that PUPPETS ROCK!!!

It's been a busy week for the Wump Mucket Puppets and we love it!  Two shows performed in the same week and I haven't lost my voice!  Remarkable. 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to see our puppet shows in College Hill and our home turf of Northside.  We love to perform for you.  I honestly believe that keeping the puppet show small and local really is, in the grand scheme of things, something big!

I look forward to our next puppet show that will be INSIDE an air conditioned building!  YIPPEE!!!
Come and join us on Wednesday July 6th at the Northside branch of the Cincinnati Public Library at 3 PM.
You can look forward to a couple of new songs that the puppets and I have been working on over the last few weeks.  As Coleman has said before, "It's gonna be great!"

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Two puppet shows next week!!!

Come out to see the Wump Mucket Puppets perform their first outdoor shows this year!

Both performances are FREE and 101% family friendly!

Thursday, June 16th 3:30 PM
College Hill Farm Market
5742 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill
The Farm Market is held in the parking lot of the College Hill Presbyterian  Church

Saturday, June 18th 4 PM
Northside's Art in the Park
Hoffner Park (corner of Hamilton & Blue Rock) in the heart of Northside

We'll be telling a few new jokes, a new tune or two, along with the Wump Mucket Puppets' usual silliness!

Here's a link to the cool new poster featuring Cyril:
June 2011 Wump Mucket Puppets poster

...and for those of you still reading, I have not forgotten about sharing the puppetry bits of our trip to Maryland last month.  I promise that I'll get to it soon and include a few of the hundreds of photos. 
Thanks for your interest, we hope to see you at a show next week!