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An encore for Mermaid’s Puppet Cabaret 

** UPDATED: this event date was changed to Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Prominent community volunteers are lending their support to Mermaid Theatre’s forthcoming fundraising event by undergoing a crash course in puppetry. 

The third annual edition of the company’s popular Puppet Cabaret is scheduled for Saturday evening, February 6 and will feature original vignettes by Cameron Hartley, proprietor of the Schoolhouse Brewery and Kelly Mitchelmore, artist and proprietor of Phoenix Hollow B&B, local residents who are hard at work rehearsing for their stage debut.

Other features of the much-anticipated event include tasty tidbits (prepared by local chef Kerina Dykstra from Let’s Eat Personal Chef Services), a cash bar featuring local brew and wine, a silent and live auction, and cameo performances by former Mermaid puppetry students.  The company’s long-time associate, Mermaid veteran Bill Carr, will serve as host and auctioneer.  In addition to his extensive career as a stage and television performer, Bill is in much demand across Canada as a multi-media artist, humorist, writer, motivational speaker and social commentator.

Struan Robertson, Mermaid’s workshop coordinator, will oversee the puppetry segments of the event, with all staff members working to ensure that guests enjoy a unique “adult evening” in support of Mermaid’s outreach programs for families. Tickets are $60 with a tax receipt issued for a portion of the ticket price. The event is open to adults aged 19 and over. 

The show will be presented on the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre stage at 106 Gerrish Street in Windsor.  Tickets are available by contacting Mermaid Theatre’s office at 902-798-5841 or puppets@mermaidtheatre.ca.

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Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser – Sat, Jan 31 from 7-10pm

Mermaid Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser

Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Great Entertainment
Saturday, January 31, 2015 — 7-10pm

Hello to all friends of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia,

We wanted to let you know about our second annual event to raise funds to support Mermaid’s unique community outreach programs.  Please join us for our Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7-10 PM at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, 106 Gerrish Street in Downtown Windsor.

Along with warm and cold appetizers provided by Cocoa Pesto Catering, a cash bar, and the chance to bid on some great auction items, our guests will be treated to entertainment performed by some of Windsor/West Hants’ most prominent citizens, as well as Mermaid’s own talented creative team.

Join us for an evening of laughter and camaraderie.  Hosted on the MIPAC stage, this is definitely not Mermaid’s usual Theatre for Young Audiences fare!

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Sarah Arthur, Innkeeper at the Clockmaker’s Inn
Paul Beazley, Mayor of Windsor
Joseph Seagram, Headmaster at King’s-Edgehill School and
Shayla Steeves, owner Blossoms of the Valley and the Lavender Pumpkin Piano Cafe

Tickets are $60 (A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price, determined after the event.)  Please note: this event is for ages 19+ only.

Check out some of the excellent items we’ll be auctioning off at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592929157607257/

Tickets are available at Mermaid Theatre’s office, and at the door.  We hope to see you there!

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Check out these auction items for Mermaid’s Fundraiser Nov. 2

We’re busily preparing for our Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 7-10pm.  Our community performers have been hard at work rehearsing for the entertainment portion of the evening, and we’ve received some great items for auction.The event will be hosted by Global TV’s Jill Chappell, and will feature delicious appetizers from Cocoa Pesto Catering, as well as a cash bar.  Please see our website for more details.Tickets are $60, and are available at Mermaid’s office (132 Gerrish Street), at Windsor Home Hardware, and Harvest Gallery in Wolfville. You’ll receive a free drink, and a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.Here is a sample of some of the items we’ll be auctioning off that evening:
  • Tickets for performances by Neptune Theatre, Symphony Nova Scotia, Acadia Performing Arts, Two Planks and a Passion, Quick as a Wink, and Fundy Film Society
  • Wonderful painting, sculpture and photography, including work by Eric Carle, Al Simm, Terry Drahos, Gerald Jank, Terri Lynn Blanchard and Elizabeth Robinson (see below for samples!)
  • Gift baskets and food delicacies courtesy of Eos Natural Foods, Tangled Gardens, Pete’s and The Naked Crepe.
  • Handcrafted items, jewelry and decorative items to grace your home and stockings.
We really hope to welcome you at our fun-filled fundraiser!  If you have any questions, please contact us by email or by phone at 902-798-5841.Have a look at a few of the treasures that could be yours:

Signed print by Eric Carle

 


Framed photo by Terri Lynn Blanchard


Metal sculpture by G. A. Jank

Oil Painting by Terry Drahos

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Metal sculpture by Al Simm

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Fish rod puppets by Struan Robertson

…AND SO MUCH MORE!  SEE YOU THERE!