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  • Icon Hand Puppet2 A Shocking Surprise

    Posted on by Drew

    You know, in this line of work I’m rarely shocked in a huge way, but yesterday I was shocked.  I was working at Matthews Alive for their 2017 season and during my show my younger audience members were so excited that they started getting a little rowdy and one young girl, about 7 years old,  in particular was almost heckling me.  No Problem.  I’ve handled things like this before, it goes with the territory, but when she started repeatedly yelling ‘your dinosaurs are fake’, her mother showed up and snatched her out of the performing tent.  Now that’s not the shocking part.  I really had no harsh feelings toward this young lady (whose name I’ll keep secret so as not to embarrass her) cause she’s just a kid, but as I was loading up after my set was done that same little girl and her family approached me.  They introduced themselves and the young lady gave me a sincere apology as did her father for her behavior.  THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.  It really caught me off guard, but I thought to myself what a great example positive child rearing and compassion for your fellow person.  So I accepted the apology, shook the dad’s hand, and gave the girl a dinosaur toy as a show of good faith.  How cool is that?


  • Icon Eagle Patriotic Tribute

    Posted on by Drew

    From time to time, it’s important to remember that it isn’t just a one man show.  I take great pride that I am an American and look forward to this day whether I’m working or not.  So on behalf of the staff here at Fractured Puppet Minds … meaning just me … Have a great 4th of July.


  • Cheer Icon Feel the Sting of the Homecoming!

    Posted on by Drew

    TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT.  My beautiful wife and I will be heading to the new Hornets arena …. formerly the Bobcats arena.. for the unveiling of their new ‘Hugo the Hornet’ mascot.  Being a Charlotte native, I remember all the ruckus in regards to when we first got the Hornets team in this town and how Drew Allison of Grey Seal Puppets designed and made the original outfit.  How wonderful that the name and franchise is back with a vengeance.  Now I won’t be working at this event tonight, however I have been called upon in the past to perform for half-time shows and for the masses before the games started, so I’m hoping to rekindle and continue that tradition.  And, on a personal note, my mother is the biggest Hornets fan there is, so I’m sure she will be so proud of her little boy.   Keep cheering!!

     


  • Icon Thumbs Up Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Posted on by Drew

    Well it seems that Shrek the Musical trounced the 2014 Blumey Awards.   I will only take minor credit for creating the puppets that allowed this show to even be considered …. lol.  Congrats to Mekhai Lee, Abby Corrigan, Phillip Johnson, Keston Steele, Hank Santos, and the rest of the cast for snagging so many awards including ‘Best Musical’.   You guys and gals really pulled it out of the fire.  And from the bott0m of my heart, I hope you all will continue onward and upward to much bigger recognition, but don’t forget the little people like me.  PLEASE.  :)


  • Icon Superman Beach Summer Time

    Posted on by Drew

    Hello everyone.  Well so far there isn’t a lot on the Puppet Guru’s agenda for the summer of 2014.  If anyone out there is in need of some fabulous creative puppets then I would highly suggest you call or contact me …. sooner rather than later.  But in the meantime this Superman is gonna focus on some of his own projects for a while.  So kids enjoy the summer celebration and adults, I hope your able to keep up with your kids.


  • It’s Official ….

    Posted on by Drew


  • Icon Thumbs Up A Gala Event!

    Posted on by Drew

    Old Hollywood is so much more interesting than current Hollywood.  This Saturday I have been invited to reproduce four classic old Hollywood stars for an evening of fun and enjoyment.  Now there will be no puppets for this one, but it is shaping up to be really cool.  I can’t wait, but I’m not quite ready for my close up yet Mr. DeVille.


  • Icon xmas Jester Yuletide Offer

    Posted on by Drew

    This is just a casual announcement for any of my supporters and fans out there.  If anyone requires any Holiday atmosphere or a performing quality that will enhance a terrific planned event, just let me know.  I happily extend this offer every November and December, but the important thing is that everyone have a grand holiday.  Peace to all.


  • Icon Punch To Treasure the Troops

    Posted on by Drew

    Hello Everyone,

    I want to get serious for a moment and express my admiration and respect for our armed forces, both overseas and back at home.  I was never cut out to be in the armed forces, but I do know what it means to fight for something you believe in, so this is a simple thank you to all those involved in protecting this country.  A Salute!


  • Icon Mask Held And the Envelope Please …

    Posted on by Drew

    Hello my devoted fans and friends.  Well last night marked the 10th and final MTA Awards at the Omni Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.   Awards were presented to performers and theatres around the greater metrolina area for their fine contributions to the arts and I was there as well because I was nominated for two of the awards.  And I have to say, much to my own surprise, I won both awards for my puppet contribution for Avenue Q at Theatre Charlotte.  The cast and crew of that show swept the awards for best musical talent, so it’s a day for everyone to be proud of.  But this is only the beginning.  There are plenty more puppets out there that need to make a stage debut, whether they win awards or not. I thank everyone at Theatre Charlotte and the people who made these awards possible for me.




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