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The Premier San Francisco
Bay Area Marionette Company

Repertoire

Classic hand-crafted theatrical productions for all ages

Restoration

Restoring antique puppets for future generations to enjoy

Events Schedule

The Art of the Puppet

The Fratello Marionettes delivers an interactive presentation on the art of puppetry – from creation to performance. The puppeteers will demonstrate hand puppets, rod puppets, and specialized trick marionettes. After each vignette, they will cover an aspect of the puppet building process. The presentation ends with a look behind the scenes and a Q&A session.

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Aladdin

Using traditional music, intricate costumes, and dramatic staging, we present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Arabian Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom.

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Carnival of the Animals

Saint-Saens’ fanciful score serves as a canvas upon which three classic storybook fairy tales are interwoven: “The Three Little Pigs”, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, and “The Ugly Duckling”. This production is performed without dialog, allowing the classical score to shine. The puppets and puppeteers perform on a raised stage, fully visible to the audience.

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The Vaudeville Follies

“The Vaudeville Follies” is a marionette variety show presented in the spirit of the old-time music hall. Our puppeteers perform in full view of the audience. Each performance is designed to engage and enthrall: an opera singer, a trapeze artist, Pierrot and his balloon, a trained dog, and a ballet dancing chicken are just a few of the acts you might see.

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Aladdin

Using traditional music, intricate costumes, and dramatic staging, we present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Arabian Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom.

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“In a world where entertainment is super-fast paced and high tech, it’s really lovely to be able to enjoy an old-world form of entertainment that stands the test of time.”

— Sophie M.

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