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906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202

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(We're at the corner of 9th & Umatilla in the Sellwood district,
two blocks south of Tacoma Street - which goes over the Sellwood Bridge)
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(Note: once there, choose carefully because there may be multiple show, date, and time choices.
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Come and see
our new Exhibit
"Legends of Puppetry"

We are open Thursday - Sunday
from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum Admission is always FREE!!
(But we do charge for our performances)

as well as other puppets
we love to share
The Godmother & The Magician
Sat May 27 @ 10 am (TT*) and 2 pm
Sun May 28 @ 4 pm
You've all heard of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm.
This summer we are proud to present fairy tale stories from the
Famous Czech author Bozena Nemcova. Come join us as Tendrak Theater presents "The Godmother and the Magician". In this enchanting fairy tale of old, a young village maiden is blessed with mysterious gifts
from her magical Godmother.
As she grows up, things look just fine until she captures the heart of a handsome Prince. Adventure unfolds as she is whisked away on the back of four white owls and set fast asleep in an enchanted forest. Can the Prince defeat a Giant, a three-headed dragon and a spider that spins doilies for webs, to win his lady love?
Come and join in the fun of this fresh new-but-old fairy tale woven by Tendrak the Purple Story-Telling Dragon.

The Swan Prince
Sat June 10 @ 10 am (TT*) & 2 pm
Sun June 11 @ 4 pm
Come join us for a magical trip into the land of Czech Fairy Tales as Tendrak the gentle storytelling Dragon spins this enchanting tale of old. We start with a power-hungry jealous Queen, throw in a secret potion from a powerful magician, and toss in a handsome Prince for good measure. Wait a minute -- where did all these swan feathers come from? Can the enchanted prince find true-love's kiss as a swan?
Perhaps with the help of some of his forest friends, the prince can overcome all odds and break the spell.
Sixteen charming characters take us on a romantic fantasy through
lush settings featuring the strains of traditional Czech Classical Music. This beloved fairy tale is sure to win the hearts of young and old alike. This show is perfect for all ages, from preschool kids to Grandparents. After all who doesn't enjoy a classic love story.

Shows are approximately 35 minutes long.
Family fun for all ages Admission - $10.00 ($8.00 Advance) (Babes-in-arms free)

(TT* = Tiny Tots - We encourage parents to bring their children to see some of our shows from as young an age as they wish-including Babes-in-arms. This way they can learn how to behave in a theater environment. So, you might have a fussy baby or two in the audience, but then, that’s how they learn and why we schedule these performances in the morning.)

Puppet Building Classes: Let’s have some FUN!!!
Come and make your own puppet. With our small class size, we help you make puppets that you will take home, display proudly, and actually use or give as a gift. Even big people have fun in our classes.
First, you choose your favorite abandoned, cleaned, and gently used stuffed animal from our stock, or recycle a (former) favorite from home. Just like a rescue shelter for dogs or cats, we've got lots of lonely (but lovely) animals in many sizes and colors eagerly awaiting adoption, but only one is just right for you or your child.
Then we help you or your child modify and remake the animal into a magical fantasy creation limited only by your imagination. We've got boxes full of outfits, sparkly stuff, accessories and fun things to make the magical transformation into the perfect companion.

Adult Class will be held:Friday -@ 6:30-9:30 pm Family Classes will be held:Saturday - @ 1-4 pm Sunday - @ 1-4 pm
All this for ONLY $25.00 per student Limit of SEVEN students per class so reserve NOW!
Tendrak Miniature Czech Theatre
A stage similar to the horse-drawn traveling ones that crisscrossed eastern Europe in days gone by, is used as a performing space for two Czech Fairy Tales by Tendrak Theatre.
The Swan Prince
FREE!!! -- It’s Party Time -- FREE!!!
Come and help us celebrate our 5th Anniversary!
Saturday May 20th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Refreshments, Fun & (most likely) Silliness!!!

Triangle Productions is bringing “Avenue Q” back to Portland.
OK, So What?
Because we’re building five of the puppets for the show -
That’s Why!!!

Winner of the TONY "TRIPLE CROWN" for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named PRINCETON who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets KATE (the girl next door), ROD (the Republican), TREKKIE (the internet sexpert), LUCY THE SLUT (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help PRINCETON finally discover his purpose in life!

Instead of coming to an adult cabaret here at the museum in June or July, go see THIS production of “Avenue Q” instead. If you are already familiar with the show, we’re building Kate Monster and Lucy (2 versions of each) and Trekkie Monster, all in our usual over-the-top style. Where else will you see a genuine Bob Mackie gown or a real mink coat in a show like this. Why - even the broadway version can’t make that claim!
The show’s Web site ( advises: “It may not be appropriate for young children because ‘Avenue Q’ addresses issues like sex, drinking and surfing the Web for porn. It’s hard to say what exact age is right to see ‘Avenue Q’ — parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this — if you do bring your teenagers to ‘Avenue Q,’ they’ll think you’re really cool.”

Triangle Productions’ Sanctuary theatre space is at Sandy Plaza
(17th & Sandy Blvd. - the old Salvation Army building)
June 8 to July 1, 2017 (Thursday - Saturday each week)
Tickets: $15, $25, $35 (Closer seats = higher price)
Theatre capacity =150 seats
Box Office: 503-239-5919 (
Note, This Production IS NOT
at the Museum and is DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN- see below