Winter Sunshine Puppetry Series presents The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by CactusHead Puppets March 26th 11am and 2pm

The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats! The show will run 40 minutes with an engaging question and answer session following the performance.

CactusHead Puppets was started in 2010 by married couple John and Megan Regan. Since then they have created several fun family shows, often based on favorite, familiar folktales, and have toured throughout the Northeast. Megan and John are both graduates of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program. Megan is originally from the Kansas City area, where she worked with Paul Mesner Puppets. John is from western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing in the same venues where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit There you can also visit the online shop full of homemade puppets for purchase.

This series is 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.. Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are $9 general admission, or $7.50 for Medicaid cardholders. The great enthusiast can purchase a pass for all four shows for only $30. Due to audience capacity restrictions, festival pass holders must make reservations for performances in advance. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60-seat theater located right off of I91, exit 4 in the heart of Putney, Vermont.

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