Touring Performances

Bring the magic of puppetry to your school, library, or other venue! PST's Artist in Residence Brad Shur currently offers six shows and three workshops for touring.  Extended artist residencies can also be arranged.

Puppet Playtime, an interactive puppetry performance with live music and imaginary play designed for very young children (5 & below) is also available.

For pricing and schedule availability, please contact Brenda Huggins at 617-731-6400 x201 or e-mail

Choose from the following shows:

  • The Carrot Salesman
    Join Mr. Bunni, the door-to-door vegetable salesman as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of new customers. This colorful table-top performance features a live performer, 2D paper puppets, and plenty of audience interaction. Perfect for intimate settings like classrooms and daycares!
    Recommended for ages 2+

  • Raccoon Tales
    Get transported into the forest with the trickster "Ring-around-his-tail-Raccoon" as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they learn their lessons? "Raccoon Tales" features three humorous vignettes inspired by the Native American just-so-stories of the Seneca tribe: How the Fox and the Raccoon Trick Each Other; Why the Blue Jay is Blue and the Gray Wolf Isn’t; and, Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail. This production was originally created by Paul Vincent Davis, PST Artist in Residence emeritus.
    Recommended for ages 4+

  • Clown Circus!
    Clowns come in all shapes and sizes, but everything about them is larger-than-life. Join Dusty and his friends Pierrot, Zany and Guffaw for this fun, interactive variety show that features circus-inspired singing, dancing, storytelling, and lion-taming. A great show for birthdays, special events, and more! This hand puppet production was originally created by award-winning puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, PST Artist in Residence emeritus.
    Recommended for ages 3+

  • Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine
    Dr. Doohickey thinks that the world would be much more exciting if people were a little more like monsters, don’t you? Join the doctor and his assistant Reginald the Rabbit as they use music, machines and a little magic to bring funny monsters to life. This original stage show combines multiple style of puppets with a live actor, and is great for assemblies or large events.
    Recommended for ages 4+
  • The Magic Soup and Other Stories
    What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up bringing folk tales to his kitchen. Based on a collection of traditional Yiddish stories, "The Magic Soup" teaches that it is those with wit, humor and imagination who have the best chance of filling their bellies -- and fulfilling their dreams.
    Recommended for grades K - 5.
  • The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England
    Ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox’s den? In a whirlwind tour of New England's lesser-known folklore, audiences will discover a giant sailor, a fashionable bear, and the world's largest wheel of cheese. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
    Recommended for ages 4+

  • Puppet Playtime
    Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (5 & below). In 45min session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) in sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Puppet characters appear throughout to join in the fun, and each session ends with a short puppetry performance.
    Recommended for ages 5 & below
Sponsored in part by
Brookline Commission for the Arts Brookline Community FoundationBrookline Arts Center New England Foundation for the Arts Mass Cultural Council The Jim Henson Foundation

32 Station Street Brookline MA 02445 Phone: 617.731.6400 Fax: 617.731.0526