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World Class Marionette Shows ~ Dallas Morning News
Best Birthday Party for Children (Ages 3 - 12) in Dallas ~ Dallas Child Magazine
Best Place to Introduce children to Live Theater ~ Dallas Observer
*Princess Shows * Star Warp Show * Dinosaurs * Cinderella * The Little Mermaid *
Holiday Shows and Birthday Party Packages Available.
Established in DFW in 1985. Operator of theater at NorthPark and current theater Geppetto's at Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Tell us your party theme or interests and we'll develop a show just for you.
Wow!!! Where do I start? Absolutely Super fantastic show. Creative... entertaining... and very professionally done. These guys are really really good. Everybody from the ages of 3 to 63 thought this was a spectacular show.
Response from Le Theatre de Marionette:
Thanks Gary. So glad the kids had a great time.
Professional and euthusiastic attitude. Amazing hand made marionette figurines. Great skill and craft in the performance. The best part of the birthday party (better than the food and games and movies as the performance was at the local IPIC theater in Allen Texas)
Guests really enjoyed all of the Marionette characters. And most importantly, so did my 1 year olds. They observed the whole time and liked touching the Marionettes. I would recommend them if yu want something different and entertaining.
My 2 year old daughter loved the characters and songs (especially the teddy bear). I loved the silly humor moments (Santa Baby, so fun for the adults). You forget that someone is pulling the strings; it's like the puppets come to life. Very modern and humorous. Such a great, hilarious moment to share with family and friends.
We attended a Halloween party that the Le Theater De Marionette puppets performed. The show was very good and the kids were mesmerized by the puppets and what tricks they could do. My son had never seen marionettes perform before and was thoroughly charmed by the shows characters. The martian that shoots silly string from his mouth and the Michael Jackson puppet were over the top. I think the adults enjoyed the show as much as the kids. I was moved by how the puppeteers stayed afterwards to take pictures with the puppets and children, very accommodating. String puppets are a lost art form and I thinks its great that this group of artists have brought something to children that they don't get to see anymore.
Price Range: $400 - $1000+. Shows at Theater are Ticketed
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Each Occurance $1,000,000 Damage to Rented Premises $300,000Professional Liability $1,000,000
What to Expect
We offer performance packages for corporate events, retail centers, management companies, HOA events, fairs, festivals, museums, libraries and numerous other civic organizations, as well as birthday events.
We provide a worry-free service to all our corporate clients:
Staging, Lighting and Sound Packages
Bonded and Insured
After Hours Set-Ups and Strikes
On-Staff Electrical and AV Technicians
Professional Staff Appearance
Background Checks on all Staff
Multiple Billing and Payment Options
Le Theatre de Marionette was created in 1985 by John Hopkins after a seven year stint as a puppeteer at Six Flags Over Texas. Starting at Six Flags Over Texas in 1975, John Hopkins began what turned into a lifetime career in children’s entertainment. Mr. Hopkins has worked for numerous entertainment companies including Children’s Television Workshop, Henson Associates, Sid and Marty Krofft Television and New Line Cinema. An artist at heart, John created Le Theatre de Marionette in 1992 in Arlington, Texas when he transformed the then-defunct Greyhound bus station into a family entertainment theater and local children's attraction. The theater moved to NorthPark Center in Dallas in 1995. John has been the driving force in fabrication and design of the puppets for Le Theatre over the last 20 years. He has also constructed countless puppets, sets, and props for companies across America. John has built three other theaters since that first opening in 1992, and most recently built the Geppetto's Theater inside the Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas.
Le Theatre de Marionette holds contracts with numerous educational agencies to provide programs within the schools and libraries, as well as a partner with the Texas Commission of the Arts.
Additional Booking Notes
We offer three different types of programming catered to different performance venues and audience demographics.
Level I Cabaret Style Shows
Marionettes are performed on same level as puppeteers. Shows allow for plenty of audience interaction and ease of set up.
Level II Bridge Show
Marionettes are performed from a raised structure. Puppeteers are hidden from audience view. Scenery, lighting and staging used to propel the story narrative. Shows are designed as a full theatrical experience. Most engagements would include a multi show day or multi-day show run.
Level III Bridge Show
Marionettes are performed from a theatrical superstructure with operating scenic elements including drops, lighting, stage curtains and raised performance structure. Puppeteers are hidden from audience view. Shows are designed to perform in repetition over multiple days.
Stage Requirements: Most Performance area requirements are usual flexible. Performance space minimum is 10' x 10' with additional side or back area for equipment storage. Drapes and sound system provided. Minimum set-up and strike required. 120 VAC electrical outlet needed for sound. Lighting provided as needed.
*Outdoor events must be disclosed at time of reservation booking.
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|January 14, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 20, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
30 minutes to 1 hour of entertainment. We are very interactive with audience and kids. Part of our program is to pose for pictures with the puppets and kids following a show.
|Kent Williams||Performance Manager|
|Rebecca Falahola||Party Coordinator|
Influences & Inspiration
We hail from an amusement park and television environment and those two types of entertainment outlets have greatly influenced the manner to which we present our shows.
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