Grown Up Shows

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 PAST SHOWS

Carnival of Curiosities

Carnival of Curiosities Puppet Show Poster“Carnival of Curiosities” is a comedic puppet show featuring rare cryptozoological puppets such at the Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Chupacabra, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Jackalope, Cthulhu, and more.

The show consists of a series of fun and edgy comedy sketches. This is an Adults Only comedic puppet show containing strong language and mature content.

On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Funk ‘N Waffles in Syracuse, NY at 8:00pm and on Saturday June 11, 2016 at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY, The Guild of Thespian Puppets performed this show for adult audiences only.

This show featured set design by Melissa Lopez. The puppeteers were Alexandria Compo, Garrett Ingraham, Douglas Keyes, Justin Parker, ans Michael Patrei.


The Guild of Thespian Puppets Sort of Remember the 80s
with Gary Gnu

Puppet Show_Gnu PosterOn September 20, 2014, The Guild of Thespian Puppets performed a show with Gary Gnu from The Great Space Coaster at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY for an adult audience.

The Guild of Thespian Puppets teamed up with Gary Gnu and his puppeteer, Jim Martin, for one night only, in a show called, “The Guild of Thespian Puppets Sort of Remember the 80s.” This was an improv puppet show featuring different improv bits revolving around pop culture of the 1980s.

This show featured original music by Brian Premo and Roger Smith with set design by Melissa Lopez. The puppeteers were Alexandria Compo, Garrett Ingraham, Douglas Keyes, Greg Mirell, Justin Parker, Michael Patrei, and Nicholas Patrei.

The Great Space Coaster featured a magical coaster to an asteroid deep in space populated with puppet characters such as Gary Gnu with his catchphrase, “No Gnews is Good Gnews with Gary Gnu.” The show had a variety of entertainment, including skits with human and puppet characters, independent and foreign animation, original as well as cover music, and iconic celebrity guest stars of the 80’s (such as Mark Hamill, Henry Winkler, Dr. Ruth, Linda Gray, and more). The show was one of the most popular non- Henson puppet shows ever produced. A snapshot of the 80’s generation, The Great Space Coaster enjoys a cult following and is fondly remembered by people now between 35 and 45 years old.


 

The Guild of Thespian Puppets presents “The Little Mermaid”

Little MermaidOn May 31, 2014, The Guild of Thespian Puppets presented their comedic rendition of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY for an adult audience. This show was one night only.

The original story of “Little Mermaid” is a fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson about a young mermaid who gives up everything to be with a human prince. Much like other fairytales of its time, this is a dark story with a tragic ending. The Guild of Thespian Puppets gives a humorous spin to this classic fairytale while remaining true to its original story.

This show featured original music by Brian Premo and Roger Smith with set design by Melissa Lopez. The puppeteers were Alexandria Compo, Garrett Ingraham, Douglas Keyes, Greg Mirell, Justin Parker, Michael Patrei, and Nicholas Patrei.


 

The Guild of Thespian Puppets presents “A Christmas Carol”

A Christmas CarolOn December 7, 2013, The Guild of Thespian Puppets presented their comedic rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY for an adult audience. This show was one night only.

This comedic puppet show is based on the Charles Dickens timeless classic about Ebenezer Scrooge, the penny-pinching old miser, who is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Through these unearthly visitations Scrooge is given a chance at redemption and to change his greedy ways. The puppets give their own chaotic and comedic twist to this classic tale.

This show featured original music by Brian Premo and Roger Smith with set design by Melissa Lopez. The puppeteers were Alexandria Compo, Garrett Ingraham, Douglas Keyes, Greg Mirell, Justin Parker, Michael Patrei, and Nicholas Patrei.


 

The Guild of Thespian Puppets presents “The Raven”

RavenPosterOn October 31, 2013, The Guild of Thespian Puppets presented their comedic rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY for an adult audience. This show was one night only.

In this puppet show The Guild of Thespian Puppets recited “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe.

As with everything with the puppets, it did not go exactly as planned and chaos ensued during the reading of this classic poem.


 

The Guild of Thespian Puppets presents “Romeo and Juliet”

Romeo & Juliet_Puppets June 1stOn June 1, 2013, The Guild of Thespian Puppets presented their comedic rendition of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” at the Tramontane Café in Utica, NY for an adult audience. This show was one night only.

Things quickly break down and turn to chaos during this performance. Ethel Mermaid, who was supposed to play Juliet, freaked out in front of the crowd and ran away. The show must go on so Clemens the Alligator stepped in, put a wig on, and assumed the role of Juliet opposite Dickens the Cat’s Romeo.

This show featured original music by Roger Smith with puppeteers Alexandria Compo, Jack Fanelli, Garrett Ingraham, Douglas Keyes, Greg Mirell, Michael Patrei, and Nicholas Patrei.