Winter Sunshine Series

About the event

Southern Vermont’s favorite puppet theater series for young audiences offers performances, workshops and school engagements. The Winter Sunshine Series is a lively celebration where the community gathers to share the warmth, laughter and magic of stories told through puppetry.

Rock the Boat
Sandglass Theater

A Poet in a boat, alone at sea, observing his routines suddenly finds his home filling with new characters seeking shelter and safety. A piece about navigating difference and how we live together.
Rock the Boat performances take place at Next Stage in Putney village.


I Spy Butterfly
Faye Dupras
How does a nature-loving explorer become a bug’s best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. With live music, colorful critters and audience interaction.

PLUS A NOON TIME BUTTERFLY MAKING WORKSHOP downstairs at NextStage $8 for the workshop $17 for performance ticket plus workshop.

The performance of I Spy Butterfly and the workshop have been canceled as a precautionary measure

The Fairy Circus
Tanglewood Marionettes
A magical show featuring over twenty handcrafted marionettes that dance, sing, play instruments and more to the music of some of the best loved composers.


Go Home Tiny Monster
The Gottabees
One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out. Sensory Guide


Public performances are Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM at Sandglass Theater
Tickets are $9/ticket. Shows for ages 4 and up.

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Thank you to our funders

Performances by Faye Dupras and Tanglewood Marionettes are funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. The Winter Sunshine Series is also supported in part by Bay and Paul Foundation and local sponsorship from Price Chopper, The People's United Bank, Kiwanis, West Hill Shop, The Gleanery, The Putney Food Co-op, Greenberg Associates Architects and the Vermont Community Foundation Dunham Mason.