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Meet Susan Witek and Rebecca Adolf of Damen Ave. Puppeteers.com in Northwest

Today we’d like to introduce you to Susan Witek and Rebecca Adolf.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Susan and Rebecca. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Chicago area traveling puppet show with over 20 years of experience. Offering live puppets and entertainment for children, especially ages 3- 5 years old. We travel to your location and set up a portable stage, indoor or outdoor, for private parties, birthday parties, festivals, library programs, senior homes, corporate events or general audience shows. Puppet shows are a fun and engaging event that becomes a lasting memory for a young child. It’s a sharing experience for the whole family and friends. My Dad had several puppets with his exhibit company.

When I was in 3rd Grade I performed a short show to the music of a Norwegian Opera! My Dad was involved in Kunsholm Theatre on Michigan Ave, Which is now “Opera in Focus” in Rolling Meadows IL.” Storybook Fairy Tales with Moral Lessons We offer a wide ranges of shows including storybook and holiday programs. A puppet show consists of three ten-minute fairy tales of your choice!

Interactive Touch Puppets we bring small animal puppets in front of the stage between each act for an up close and personal audience experience. I studied this method of traditional hand puppetry with Hans Schmidt at his studio on Fremont in Chicago.

We carry general liability insurance, which can be presented if requested by the patron, from World Clown Association – Praetorian Insurance Co. Bethlehem, P.A. Book a Puppet show by calling 847-259-5167

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There is always competition! My husband was always frustrated with the hours I work! His friends would suggest I work in venues that would not fit my interests or abilities. Now he is more supportive!

Please tell us about Damen Ave. Puppeteers.com.
Puppet shows are a fun and engaging event that becomes a lasting memory for a young child. Storybook Fairy Tales with a good laugh. We offer a wide ranges of shows including storybook and holiday programs. A puppet show consists of three or four ten-minute fairy tales Our puppet shows teach valuable Interactive Touch Puppets We bring small animal puppets in front of the stage between each act for a up close and personal audience experience.

The Three Bears and Goldi locks, The Hare and Tortoise count their steps and “the Three Little Pigs”. Book a Puppet show by calling 847-259-5167. Many times I have to warn the teachers it will be” noisy” in the form of a disclaimer prior to the performance.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I attended a Christmas in July party at Silvestry Studios (they helped with the Marshall Field’s stores windows) they produced tons of figurines, lights magical displays like Disney land!

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1113 N. Hemlock lane
    Mt. Prospect Il.
    60056-1454
  • Website: damenavenuepuppeteers.com
  • Phone: 847-259-5167
  • Email: sawitek@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Susan A. Witek

Image Credit:
Rebecca Anne Adolf
Mt. Prospect Day Care Center
Glenview Park District

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