The Fratello Marionettes requires a minimum space of 10’ x 10’ with an 8’ ceiling. When performing in a theater or school multi-purpose room it is ideal to have the performance on the raised stage. “Pierre’s Birthday Surprise” has a minimum space of 8’ x 8’ and can easily be set-up in a living room, patio or deck.
Unless otherwise arranged in the contract, the performance will be indoors on a flat surface. Outdoor performances are possible, although they are at our discretion and require a hard-paved flat surface such as a patio, pathway, driveway or deck. We do not perform on dirt or grass.
Please contact us if you have any concerns.
The Fratello Marionettes requires an electrical plug within 50 feet of the performance space. We carry a 50-foot extension cord to all performances. There is also a portable battery power available for performances in parks or other outdoor spaces, but this needs to be detailed in the contract prior to the performance.
The Fratello Marionettes accepts payments of cash or checks. Payment is due in full the day of the performance. A $50 late fee will incur for any payment made after the day of the performance.
There is a 14-calendar-day cancellation policy for any performance. Rescheduling a performance date or time within this 14-day window is considered a cancellation, and full payment will be due.
The Fratello Marionettes cannot perform in rain, snow or extreme high winds. We are happy to work with you and perform in a new venue if bad weather occurs. If the performance does not take place because of the weather, full payment will still be due.
The Fratello Marionettes carries $1,000,000 in general liability insurance through Paczolt Insurance Alliance. A current certificate of coverage is available upon request.
No deposit is necessary; however, you are welcome to send full or partial payment prior to the performance.
Pricing varies depending on production, length of performance, travel and mileage. The Fratello Marionettes regularly perform throughout the west coast, and we do offer discounts for multiple bookings. Please contact us to discuss.
We regularly perform for theaters, school assemblies, orchestral performances, corporate events, cruise ships, wineries, festivals, fairs, and yes, birthday parties too!
The Fratello Marionettes recommends ages 4 and above for all productions. Our productions are thoughtfully geared for a mixture of adults and children. “Mother Goose Land” is particularly geared for younger audiences.
The Fratello Marionettes has collaborated on many Symphony Orchestra performances with Carnival of the Animals, Peter & the Wolf, The North Pole Review, Mother Goose Land, and The Vaudeville Follies. Please contact us to see what is possible.
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