Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will host a special marionette show for the holidays, “’Twas The Night Before Christmas,” on Saturday, December 8, beginning at 10:30 am and at 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher, producer of Marionette Playhouse, will entertain children of all ages with a new holiday story, complete with Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the lovely Snow Queen. The story begins in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole and follows Santa and Rudolph’s journey through a snowy forest, where the lovely Snow Queen provides a wonderful way to warm Rudolph’s nose and melt the snow away. The sleigh and its crew finally arrive at a family home, where Santa leaves gifts under the tree.
The delicately hand-crafted marionettes are built by Kuecher, who also designs their beautiful costumes and majestic scenery. A member of the Puppeteers of America and the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, Kuecher holds a masters degree in Education, Counseling and Guidance from the University of Houston, and has used her puppetry skills to enrich classroom education.
The two performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.