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Cthulhu Tour 2017

Between friends that moved, out-of-town audience members that wandered in on a lark, and regional puppet super-fans, we’ve gotten a lot of requests to take the show on the road. So this summer, that’s what we’re doing.

In July, Puppeteers for Fears will be restaging our production of Cthulhu: the Musical! and performing it in Portland and Seattle.

We’ll be at The Shoebox Theater in Portland Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, and at 18th and Union in Seattle on Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, and Monday, July 24. Tickets for the PDX show are available here, and for the Seattle show here.

The production will feature the full house band, and most of the original cast, in the same roles that made the show a breakout hit that sold out six weekends in a row in Ashland.

We can’t overstate how excited we are to be bringing this show to the greater NW, and to make the leap from being a local to a regional company, and we can’t think of a better show to take on the road than Cthulhu: the Musical! It’s strange, and funny, and dramatic, and rocking, and it ends with a giant singalong. And its an anarchic adaptation of a much-loved story on top of that.

If you saw the show and have friends or family in Portland and Seattle, be sure to let them know about the performances so they don’t miss the fun. And if you’re in either of those cities––whether you’ve seen us before or not––come down and check out the show. We can’t wait to share this show with you and hopefully make some new friends in the process.

See ya soon!

Wrapping up The Trilogy of Terror!

Five weeks. Five cities. Three plays. All, a smashing success. We just wrapped on our fourth full production, The Trilogy of Terror! and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

We made new friends, in and out of the puppet house, performed in new venues and cities, spread some laughter, and got to give some long-desired polish and shine to the scrappy little short pieces that launched Puppeteers for Fears into the world.

And the truth is, we didn’t know if any of it would work. Restaging a previous show with multiple directors, shifting from doing feature-length shows to a series of one-acts, and visiting new markets, is a basket full of X-factors, and through hard work and good luck, they all lined up perfectly. The cast and crew for this show was spectacular, and each brought something unique and wonderful to the production.

But we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without the overwhelming support we’ve received. We believe firmly that the audience is an essential component of a performance, and our audiences did a lot of the heavy lifting for making this show such a success.  If you came to see The Trilogy of Terror!, thanks for the support. If you told you friends about it, thanks for your support. If you’re reading this now, thanks for your support. Nothing we do would be possible without the devotion and energy shown by our fans.

Now stay tuned. We’re cooking up some really great stuff for the rest of the season!