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"Comedy Cabaret on Strings"

Penrod Art Fair 2022
September 10, 2022


The Melchior Marionettes will be performing all afternoon in the Children's Area - check program for exact times.

Newfield's 400 N. Michigan
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, Sept. 10 9am - 5pm

"The slightly Haunted Puppet Show"

Brown County Playhouse
Downtown Nashville, IN
October 14 & 15, 2022


Tickets: $10. under two free

Box Office:
Wed.-Sat.10 - 5pm & 2 hrs before any showtime



Friday, October 14 1pm & 3pm
Saturday, October 15 1pm & 3pm

Puppet Performances

Peewinkle's Puppets are now available to bring a 'run' (four or more performances) of puppet shows to your venue. Available shows are:

"The Slightly Haunted Puppet Show"
Classic music and traditional Halloween characters... juggling scarecrow, concert pianist, kitchen witch, dancing skeleton, flying ghost and more. This family friendly show is a great alternative to the haunted house.

"Peewinkle's Christmas Puppet Show"
This fun filled, high spirited, holiday entertainment is a perfect event for the whole family. Mozart and Ludmilla, the ritzy rodents, will host this variety show of holiday marionettes, music and audience participation.

"The Valentine's Day Cabaret"
Sweetheart, a lovable clown, emcees this show of all our 'sweet' characters, Olga the Ballerina, Baby Elephant, Butterflies, Monkey on the Trapeze, Dots and Stripes and more! A real sweet treat for your kids, grandkids or preschoolers!

Post show workshops are also offered.

The Melchior Marionettes are also available for single performances for your school, corporate and festival events:

"Comedy Cabaret on Strings"

"Holiday Cabaret on Strings"

Show and workshop fees vary, please contact Peewinkle or Melchior for specifics

History of Puppetry Lecture/Demo

Peewinkle's Puppets are now available to bring an entertaining Lecture/Demo to your classroom or organization. View a wide variety of puppets from Peewinkle's vintage and international puppet collection, learn the importance of puppet history and watch historical puppets in action!

Puppet workshops are available after the lecture/demo. Contact Peggy

School Residencies

These programs will be customized to meet the needs the school.

Peewinkle's Staff

Peggy Melchior Pearson

Artistic Director of Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle's Puppets

The owner of The Melchior Marionette Theatre in Nashville, IN, from 1983 - 2018.

Available for on site performances & history of puppetry lectures.

For more information on The Melchior Marionettes, please visit


BFA in from Cleveland Institute of Art.

Heidi Shackleford

Aka Gertrude the Witch in October, puppeteer and high school art teacher!

Available for performances on weekends and vacation time.

BFA in fine arts & BA in art education from Columbus College of Art and IUPUI.

Debbi White

Executive Director, Youth Programs Director and puppeteer at Peewinkle's Puppets

Available for workshops and camps.

BA in social work from Ball State University.