So many children grew up in Cincinnati loving his numerous TV shows and live performances. I regret that I don’t share their memories, watching his signature characters Hattie the Witch, Snarfie R. Dog, and Teaser the Mouse, to mention only a few. I am sure that I would have loved his shows.
When I was getting my puppet act together in the early 2000s, I was welcomed with open arms by the Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild, which Larry founded in the 1970s. I met him at various guild meetings and events, and would sometimes bump into him around Cincinnati. As I think about him today, I really wished that I got to know him better.
Several years ago, while I was performing in Downtown Cincinnati, a man in his 60s approached me from the audience after my show with a big smile on his face. He looked at me to say, “Man! You are Larry Smith!”. I consider this as a very kind complement, as Larry spent most of his adult life performing puppets.
Rest in Peace Larry Smith. You made children happy by bringing joy and laughter to Cincinnati.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We are very fortunate to have such great fans, clients, and friends. Thank you for all your love over the years. What is your favorite valentine’s day candy treat? Candy hearts? Fancy chocolate?
Enjoy this silly photo of Unka Unka the caveman and his pal Kitty Quo Quo Quo Qua with too many candy hearts:
Unka and Kitty are looking forward to sharing their silliness at our shows next month, we hope that you will join us. To see where we are performing CLICK HERE
Speaking of Unka and his pal, they are working on their new act for our summer 2018 show “Tales from Bucket Gulch”. From what we have been told, old Unka is searching for gold! Will he find it? Not if Kitty can help it. We are sure that our fans will love what these two have planned.
I am not certain at this time when and where the guest segment will air around the country at this time. As soon as more info is available, I will be sure to share it. Many thanks to CET TV producer Don Hancock (who has a few Emmy Awards with his name on them) for letting me know this exciting news.
Wump Mucket Puppets our clients! We are having a Valentine’s Day Special Offer! SAVE $25 when you book two of our kid-pleasing puppet shows. Book one of our shows to be performed in 2018 and receive a $25 DISCOUNT on our Halloween or Christmas shows, performed in October or December 2018.
This offer is good for shows booked in February 2018. Travel fee additional , a total will be quoted when booking a show.
It’s a great way to bring quality arts programs to your school, library, daycare center, or special event. Have a question? Call or text Terrence Burke at 513-370-9803 or through our website contact form CLICK HERE
This sticker is an updated version of the “puppet burst” artwork that was created by Lara Rumizen a year or so ago. The new stickers really show the detail of Lara’s art. The Wump Mucket Puppets logo has been tweaked a little bit, adding a shadow and glow to the words to make them more readable.
Wump Mucket Puppets sticker. Art by Lara Rumizen, logo by Terrence Burke
While Coleman may be a bit short to make a “Squatch dunk”, I will share that I did play on a church league basketball team when I was in high school many decades ago. Our team wasn’t the best in town, yet we all had fun playing together. I recall my best game, we were getting stomped on. Everything I threw towards the hoop went in. I had a “ball”. That’s what it’s all about!
Wump Mucket Puppets can bring LOTS of fun to your school, library. or special event. Please see our contact page to get in touch with us.
Please enjoy this short video featuring Coleman the Sasquatch:
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What a wonderful year 2017 has been from Wump Mucket Puppets!
We have has the pleasure of performing for so many happy children and their families over the year. Your laughter and smiles are precious gifts. Thank you for letting us share joy with you through the magic of puppetry. Have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic 2018!
Wump Mucket Puppets performing for the CET Kids Klub event in 2014.
Working with the production crew from CET was a fantastic experience for me. Everyone was great during the two day shoot, and worked hard to make my puppets look wonderful on camera. I encourage you to show your support of their work, and all PBS productions, by making a pledge of support to CET or your local PBS television station if you are able.
Original photo collage made to promote the January 7, 2017 broadcast of The Art Show.
After you watch the show, leave a brief message on the Wump Mucket Puppets official Facebook page , and let us know what you thought of our guest appearance. We love to hear from our friends and fans. Who knows, maybe one of these days, Wump Mucket Puppets may have their very own television program!
Thanks for watching everyone!
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