Bucket Gulch or BUST! Wump Mucket Puppets western-themed puppet showTales from Bucket Gulchis ready to hit the road, with the cast members very excited to be performing a new show for our fans this summer. We are thrilled to be featuring a new puppet star too, Sarsaparilla the Cow! The show opens with a lively tune and a tall tale about biscuits told by Miss Jacqui the Jackalope. Next Unka Unka and Kitty will be digging for gold. What will he find? This is followed by the story of The Cow Who Wouldn’t MOO, starring Coleman, Reg, and Sarsaparilla. There’s even a funky dance break for everyone to dance too!
Sassy, as we like to call her, recorded an interview with fellow cast member Coleman the Sasquatch at Cincinnati’sNPRradio station97.1 WVXUlast week. Be sure to listen to it on the “Around Cincinnati” program, Sunday June 3rd at 7 PM. We think that you will get a kick out of this radio interview, it was LOTS of FUN to record with host Jim Stump. Listen to the program online at: WVXU.org
Our puppets will be on TV too! Be sure to watch Coleman, Sassy, and their puppeteer Terrence Burke, as studio guests on Good Morning Cincinnati at Local 12 WKRC TV. We’ll be LIVE on Tuesday June 5th at 9:40 AM. Watch the fun as we chat and MOO about our performances at local libraries in June. These appearances are always exciting, with Sassy looking forward to be making her Cincinnati live television debut. Don’t miss it! You can watch online at: Local12.com/watch
Be sure to come and see Wump Mucket Puppets this summer. We have many FREE shows to attend throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, even New England! Tales from Bucket Gulchis a great family show, perfect for children ages 3-10 and the young at heart too! Our complete tour schedule can be found right here.
Be sure to get one of our new coloring pages drawn by artist Lara Rumizen. These are only available at the puppet shows. When you have colored it in, please share your art with us on the official Wump Mucket Puppets Facebook page.
See ya at the puppet show buckaroos! Bucket Gulch or BUST!
This is a publicity photo of Sassy and Coleman the Sasquatch, and was taken by Michelle Jellison. The puppet was build over a couple weeks in March 2018 by Terrence Burke.
Sassy was created with art supplies and fabric that were on hand at the Wump Mucket Puppets studio. When designing the puppet, it was decided that there are many black and white cow puppets out there, yet not very many bright green and pink stripped cows. So far the reactions from our pals has been very favorable.
She will be a featured puppet star in the story “The Cow Who Would Not MOO”, which is included in our western-themed “Bucket Gulch” show. Come see Sassy and her co-stars this summer, and find out why she would not moo.
Happy Valentine’s Dayeveryone! We are very fortunate to have such great fans, clients, and friends. Thank you for all your love over the years. What is your favorite valentine’s day candy treat? Candy hearts? Fancy chocolate?
Enjoy this silly photo of Unka Unka the caveman and his pal Kitty Quo Quo Quo Qua with too many candy hearts:
Unka and Kitty are looking forward to sharing their silliness at our shows next month, we hope that you will join us. To see where we are performingCLICK HERE
Speaking of Unka and his pal, they are working on their new act for our summer 2018 show “Tales from Bucket Gulch”. From what we have been told, old Unka is searching for gold! Will he find it? Not if Kitty can help it. We are sure that our fans will love what these two have planned.
I am not certain at this time when and where the guest segment will air around the country at this time. As soon as more info is available, I will be sure to share it. Many thanks to CET TV producer Don Hancock (who has a few Emmy Awards with his name on them) for letting me know this exciting news.
Wump Mucket Puppets❤ our clients! We are having aValentine’s Day Special Offer! SAVE $25 when you book two of our kid-pleasing puppet shows. Book one of our shows to be performed in 2018 and receive a $25 DISCOUNT on our Halloween or Christmas shows, performed in October or December 2018.
This offer is good for shows booked in February 2018. Travel fee additional , a total will be quoted when booking a show.
It’s a great way to bring quality arts programs to your school, library, daycare center, or special event. Have a question? Call or text Terrence Burke at 513-370-9803 or through our website contact form CLICK HERE
This sticker is an updated version of the “puppet burst” artwork that was created by Lara Rumizen a year or so ago. The new stickers really show the detail of Lara’s art. The Wump Mucket Puppets logo has been tweaked a little bit, adding a shadow and glow to the words to make them more readable.
Wump Mucket Puppets sticker. Art by Lara Rumizen, logo by Terrence Burke
While Coleman may be a bit short to make a “Squatch dunk”, I will share that I did play on a church league basketball team when I was in high school many decades ago. Our team wasn’t the best in town, yet we all had fun playing together. I recall my best game, we were getting stomped on. Everything I threw towards the hoop went in. I had a “ball”. That’s what it’s all about!
Wump Mucket Puppets can bring LOTS of fun to your school, library. or special event. Please see our contact page to get in touch with us.
Summer is the busiest time of year for “road warrior” puppeteers, and children’s entertainers. We pack our vehicles with sound equipment, props, and puppets to travel the highways and back roads of America, sharing joy and with children.
For many of these kids, these shows are their first exposure to live theatre/performance art. I love hearing their small voices, as they enter the libraries, looking at my stage with anticipation and chattering, “It’s a puppet show, a puppet show!”
During the show, I can hear them talking to my puppet cast, responding to jokes, or giggling to the silliness on stage. The magic is working. The children are not looking at pieces of foam, fleece, or paper mache. They have entered the world of my imagination, populated by a Sea Serpent, a Sasquatch, and their fellow cast members. For the next thirty minutes, my young audience has temporarily left any worries of the real world behind. Their reward? A giggle, a song or two, and a happy memory of the day that they went to the library to see a puppet show. This memory is a treasure that they will keep forever.