Come experience PUPPET PROM

a FUNDRAISER evening full of Dazzling Dancing, Picture Perfect Puppetry, a Stunning Silent Auction and some Terrific Tasty Treats!

So, get your corsages and prom dresses AND grab your puppets, and head over to Heart of the Beast Theater for this fantastic one night only fundraiser!

May 18th 7pm-11pm

Tickets: Fundraiser: Puppet Prom presented by In The Heart of the Beast (gobo.show)

And for the little ones we have Kids Puppet Disco! A daytime celebration full of puppet making and dancing.

May 18th 10am-12pm

Tickets: https://tix.gobo.show/events/event/NixoTLB6cyoSAsovUVe4

Both events take place at the Avalon Theater

1500 East Lake street 55407

Buy tickets NOW for both events

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We are calling on our community—all those who love HOBT and the vital work we do—to “Save our Beast” and help us reach our goal to raise $70k by June 30, the end of our fiscal year

Will you lend us a hand? Click away!

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Heartwood presents: The Well Tree, a Singing-Storytelling Musical

June 1st, 2024 7p Ticket at: The Well Tree, a Singing-Storytelling Musical presented by In The Heart of the Beast (gobo.show)

Sing-along during Puppet Library Story Time 10:30a-12:30p

Join folk trio Heartwood for an all-ages, immersive, participatory journey through song and story. The Well Tree is a three-person musical, illustrated by a ‘crankie’ - an illuminated, papercut, hand-cranked scroll. It is an original 'singing story' about wild journeying and remembering kinship -- the tale of a young woman moving beyond the fog of isolation to meet songbirds, snails and ancient trees as she travels through these unraveling times, finding her way home. The three members of Heartwood – Heidi Wilson, Willy Clemetson, and Sarina Partridge – will be the actors, musicians and the crew that runs the crankie (created by papercut artist Jen Jones) – and the audience will be invited in to help sing pieces of the story.

About Heartwood:
Heartwood is a trio of singers and instrumentalists creating new music born from time in wild places. With rich vocal harmonies and inviting lyrics, they create music in collaboration with the natural world and weave songs that invite people to join in the singing.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Sarina Partridge of Heartwood is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Minnesota State Arts Board

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

🌟 Register for PUPPET SUMMER CAMP! 🌟

August 19-23 and August 26-30    9a-12p/1p-4p

1500 East Lake Street- Avalon Theatre

Come meet friends and make puppets and stories at HOBT Summer Camp!

4 separate 3-hr sessions!

Each session will have a slightly different focus: creating a puppet show, engaging in improv with newly made puppets, working on individual masks or a large collaborative project.

Children will be learning a variety of puppetry techniques: shadow puppets, sand art, papier mâché, crankies and MORE! ALL are welcome. Ages are a suggestion and prior experience is not required.
Suggested ages: 7-12

Half-day camp/per week - $150/per child
You can register for one session or all!
** please email Elina Kotlyar at [email protected] with any questions you might have

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Questions? Contact Us: Email ekotlyar@hobt.org.

BEAST Puppet Performance - at Avalon!

In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre invites you to an improvised performance by the BEAST Puppet built during our Puppet Building Workshops!

Come meet other neighbors as we work together to devise a performance!

ALL are welcome!

Place: Avalon Theatre - 1500 E. Lake Street
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20th at 11a-2p

Register by using the following link: https://tix.gobo.show/events/event/hR9vXDLeFv4fy3jIUKqe

Here is the video of our February-March workshops. Thanks to all who came to build the BEAST with us!

Video: BEAST workshop built

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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