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Show Description: Puppet Playtime is an interactive performance experience for very young children (and their grown-ups!) Join two friendly performers and their furry pal Bella Monster for stories and songs all about bugs and life in the garden. This performance includes familiar bug-themed favorites such as ''The Ants Go Marching'' and ''The Hungry Caterpillar,'' as well as original songs like ''I've Got a Leg Up on You!'' .
Live Music, Mixed Puppetry Styles. Recommended for ages 2-5.
About the Performers: Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter, actor, and puppeteer with a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. Phil has performed in shows across the Boston area and the Northeast, including Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Company One) and Brundibar & But the Giraffe (Underground Railway Theater). At Puppet Showplace Theater, he is a co-creator of Puppet Playtime, a weekly interactive performance series for children aged 3 and under. He has also played music for several touring puppetry productions, including Puppetkabob’s What the Moon Saw and The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden. His debut album of music for grownups, The Battle of Bunker Hill, will be released in Winter 2015. When not performing, Phil directs the music program at Rock and Roll Daycare in Cambridge.
Brenda Huggins is an educator and theatre artist who has taught puppetry classes to students of all ages throughout greater Boston area. She received her MA in theatre Education at Emerson college after studying vocal performance at Western Connecticut State University. Her work as a director, costume designer, and solo performer has been seen throughout the New England region.
Bella Monster was created by Jonathan Little of Little's Creatures and has been Puppet Showplace Theater's "monster in residence" since 2011. She enjoys puppet shows, singing, and the color pink.