Monday, May 24, 2010

Pee-wee Bound for Broadway

Pee-wee Herman poses with the Swazzle puppeteers

I'm sure you've heard the amazing news that The Pee-wee Herman Show is headed to Broadway. Working with our good friends The Chiodo Brothers, Swazzle built nearly 20 puppets for the show which originally opened at Club Nokia this past January.

The puppet build was challenging. It took lot's of skill and innovation to recreate such playhouse favorites as Pterri, Pee-wee's flying pterodactyl, Pee-wee's talking map shaped clock, Clocky, The Flowers, The Fish and more.

Just about every puppetry discipline was utilized - hand puppets, rod puppets, marionettes and more.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to give you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the creation of the puppets from The Pee-wee Herman Show...'re welcome :)

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