Red Herring Puppets

Red Herring Puppets is a professional puppet theatre with a studio/performance space in the Tucson Mall. We offer award-winning curriculum-based family performances, hands-on workshops, and custom-built figures and props.
About Red Herring Puppets
Red Herring Puppets
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promo of our latest bilingual show
The Barking Mouse and the Blue Frog

The Barking Mouse wittily champions the value of learning a second language. The Blue Frog is the Mayan version of the Legend of Chocolate

El Raton que Ladra defiende con humor el valor de aprender un segundo idioma.La Rana Azul es la versión Maya de la Leyenda del Chocolate

 This bilingual production features original music by Diana Olivares and Salma Diaz from Las Azaleas and design elements by Ignacio Garcia, Isabel Wadleigh and Lisa Sturz. Puppeteers are Lisa Sturz and Maria Hays.

The Ugly Duckling promo
The Ugly Duckling

Red Herring Puppets have created a delightful rhymed version of the classic folktale with original music and lively hand and rod puppets. An “ugly duckling” overcomes ridicule and loneliness.  His inner strength and determination are encouraged by an old woman, a cat, and a hen who help discover that he is actually a swan. He reunites with his family and finds the place where he belongs.

Calendar, Compass and Clock
The Big Dipper
Red Herring Puppets has created a stellar production exploring the folklore and science related to the Big Dipper. This familiar star pattern is seen most of the year by more than half the world’s population and can be used to tell time, keep track of the seasons, and guide our way at night. The show features beautifully crafted marionettes and shadow puppets with tales from ancient Greece, China, the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia and southern slaves seeking freedom in the north.
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