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Page Last updated March 9, 2015
Support Oregon's First and Only Puppet Museum!!
The Museum is located at 906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR
(at the corner of 9th & Umatilla in the Sellwood district,
two blocks south of Tacoma Street)
Trimet Bus 70 comes closest to the museum (Three blocks away)
All shows and classes are at Ping Pong's Pint Size Puppet Museum
at the Olde World Puppet Theatre Studios
906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202
Museum is open Thursday - Sunday - 2:00 - 8:00 pm
Don't miss out on the fun and excitement of seeing live shows
in our intimate, affordable, and comfortable space.
We even have a hands-on puppet play area to keep folks
entertained until show time.
The Vents are Back!!
After a triumphant, inspiring, and fascinating exhibit
last year featuring Ventriloquists and their dummies,
Local vent performer Nancy Dotterer gave the
museum almost 30 of her performing Vents.
We wanted to display them, so we decided to repeat
"Ventriloquism - A New Dawn"
as our winter-spring exhibit.
Same theme - different vents.
The Great Race
Saturday March 28 @ 11:00 am (A Tiny Tots Presentation)
& Sunday March 29 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday April 4 @ 2:00 pm & Sunday April 5 @ 4:00 pm
Once upon an Easter, Peter Rabbit wants to deliver the Easter
Eggs to everyone in the Land of Mother Goose. Well, he may
be fast, but is he dependable? Well, we're not so sure as he
stops off to race the tortoise.
(Did you know that the tortoise was named Mortimer?)
Mother Goose decides he needs to be taught a lesson about
dependability, and hilarity ensues as Peter tries to finish his
deliveries on time. Believe it or not this marionette production
was Steven Sondheim's inspiration for his Broadway
and movie hit, "Into the Woods".
Live Marionette Show! Fun for the whole family!
Show length 35 minutes. Tickets: $7.00 each for ages 2 to 99.
Ventriloquism with Dave Miller
March 21 (Saturday) @ 2:00 pm
Come and spend a fascinating session with Dave Miller as he
does some venting, talks story, and entertains you with his
ventriloquism talents and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at
American ventriloquism.Dave’s interest in ventriloquism began in
his early teens.
At that time the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy radio show
was very popular and was a big influence on Dave. He though to
himself: “Hey, I can do that!” He found a Charlie McCarthy doll
in a Goodwill store, and with the help of books on ventriloquism
found at the library, he learned how to put life into his newly
acquired partner. 50+ years later - he’s still at it.
(Repeats April 18th @ 2:00 pm)
Next Adult Night at the Museum
April 24th @ 7:30 pm $15 for 1; $25 for Couple
(21 & Older please)
Adventures in Ventriloquism
Sunday April 12 @ 4:00 pm
Chuck Mott & Friends perform for you and your friends.
An interactive and entertaining program exploring the how to
of ventriloquism. Featuring live performance, Q & A and an
opportunity to try your hand (and lips) at “venting” yourself.
Everything you ever wanted to know about “venting” but were
afraid to ask. Our featured guest speaker/performer is Chuck
Mott. He’s been a local ventriloquist, puppeteer, and magician
for over twenty years. Fun for all ages.
Admission $7.00 - ages 2-99
Reservations Strongly Recommended
To see a video about the event and exhibit, click here