Today's Deal is good for:
- $28 for 2 adult & 2 children's tickets to the marionnette theatre from Bob Kramer's Marionnettes! (A $56 value!)
- Voucher is valid for one show. Show times & dates are listed below.
- Must make a reservation before attending.
- Coupon expires March 1, 2013.
In a time of video games, violent cartoons and toys that play all by themselves, it's reassuring to see your kids enjoying an ancient art like puppetry. At Kramer's, when the lights go down and the music plays, the audience seems to come alive along with the puppets!
One of the longest running on-site puppetry theatres in the U.S., Bob Kramer's Marionnettes has been enchanting audiences of all ages for more than 45 years.
The stories are wholesome, old-fashioned tales like "PETER AND THE WOLF", "HANSEL AND GRETEL", and "TOYLAND".
The productions are humorous and entertaining at every age level. They will appeal to everyone's imagination, and provide a fascinating few hours of illusion and enlightenment.
Bob Kramer's Marionnettes announces its 2012 - 2013 Show Schedule:
- Marvin’s Musical Review: Sept. 7 - Oct. 13, 2012
- Halloween Frolics: October 13-31, 2012
- The Magical Toyshop: Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2012
- Introduction to Classical Music: Jan. 11 - Feb. 8, 2013
- The Shoemaker and the Elves: Feb. 22 - May 5, 2013
- Summer Follies 2013: June 15 - Sept. 8, 2013
*Show times are 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Mon. - Sat., 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. For information & Reservations, call 314-531-3313.
From the tender age of five, St. Louis-born Bob Kramer knew what he wanted to do with his life - to be a master puppeteer. And he perfected his craft by building his own puppets, writing original or adaptations of children's stories for his puppet performers, and giving shows in school auditoriums and shopping centers. In 1963, Bob founded his studio where he has designed and created in the most exacting detail more than 1000 one of a kind hand-crafted marionnettes and puppets. Over the years he has become the master to whom others come seeking advice and his learned skills.
Bob's partner is Chicagoan Douglas (Dug) Feltch. Dug brings with him over twenty years of experience in theater and international travel with touring puppet troupes. Along with performing, he also handles many of the behind-the-scenes tasks that make a small business run smoothly. Dug is known the world over as the consummate "goodwill ambassador".
Theater and theatrics are as much a part of puppetry as they are of the "legitimate" stage. Bob Kramer and Dug Feltch bring all the drama, excitement, and skill of a full cast of actors to their shows. Each takes on the roles of many characters and many voices to create a separate and distinctive personality for each puppet or marionnette. They dedicate their lives to keeping the art of puppetry, one of man's oldest art forms, and marionnettes in particular, alive and growing in the United States.