Monday, February 19, 2024
10:05 am - 10:05 am


Sandglass Theater is pleased to present its annual Winter Sunshine Series this February. Come celebrate the magic and warmth of puppetry for young audiences with four sensational puppet companies from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. Dedicated to serving children and families through the art of puppetry, Sandglass will host a different live performance every Saturday at 11am and 2pm throughout the month.

Would you like to join in the magic? You can send your 8-14 year old’s to Sandglass’s own Puppet Camp during Windham County’s winter break, February 19-24, 9:00am – 3:00pm each day. This year’s campers will create a version of The Three Little Pigs! Days will be filled with building marionettes, constructing set pieces and props, and rehearsing this old folktale. The week will culminate in a spectacular show for family and friends on the final day. Taught by Jana Zeller. Bring lunch and snacks. The camp will take place in Sandglass Theater’s own space located at 17 Kimball Hill in the heart of Putney, Vermont.

Winter Sunshine’s featured artists of 2024 perform at 11am and 2pm every Saturday and include the following shows:

FEB 3 – The Amazing Story Machine
The Grimm family is on the verge of unveiling their amazing new Story Machine, which runs on steam and dreams and promises to revolutionize
how stories are told and how people connect. When their fabulous contraption malfunctions, they have to invent a new way of storytelling on the spot, using puppets and help from the audience.
Length of show: 45 minutes. Recommended audience: 4 and up.

FEB 10 – The Legend of Banana Kid
Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure! With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. (*please note that there are no guns in the show).
Length of show: approx. 45 minutes. Recommended audience: ages 4 and up.

FEB 17 – Sleeping Beauty
A classic tale which appeals to children of all ages, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall with the celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses Princess Aurora.
Length of show: approx. 40 minutes. Recommended audience: ages 3 and up.

FEB 24 – Isidor’s Cheek
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little gray existence. His cheek runs away, and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger.
Length of show: 45 minutes. Recommended audience: ages 4 and up.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, or $8 for Medicaid/EBT cardholders. Winter Puppet Camp is $350 for the full week, registration runs
through February 5th online. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60-seat theater located right off of I91, exit 4 in the heart of Putney, Vermont.
This series is funded in part by The Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury Community Action Team and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Sandglass is proud to also be supported by two local businesses: Southern Vermont Solar and We Clean Heat Pumps. These local businesses celebrate Vermont families by supporting the 2024 Winter Sunshine series.