Arts, Dining & Entertainment

No Strings Marionettes performs “Jack and the Beanstock” at Chandler Music Hall, Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.—RANDOLPH—Join Chandler Center for the Arts for a family performance Saturday Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. on the main stage. No Strings Marionettes return for this annual show, presenting “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
This timeless art form will engage young and old alike in virtual reality the old fashioned way—live with puppets!
Masterful manipulation of rod, string and control animates these figures, channeling thought into gesture, transforming wood into being.
Given the miniature actors’ proven hold on audience attention, No Strings Marionettes Company takes this golden opportunity to impart social awareness, environmental consciousness, scientific curiosity, respect for self and others, as well as zany humor to tickle the funny bone.
Randolph-based puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have toured America together for over 18 years. With puppeteers in full view, the audience sees how the puppets are brought to life. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic.
“Jack and the Beanstalk,” is a well-loved tale from Britain,and Saturday in Randolph it will be retold with all the magic and mischief the marionettes can muster.
Marmalade the cow’s appetite drives the action from Jack’s humble cottage to the magnificent castle high above in the clouds. With a nod to an ancient telling of the tale,No Strings Marionettes will discover if Jack, by taking gold and geese from the giant’s castle, is a thief, or simply reclaiming his family’s heritage.
The stage is hardly big enough to contain the one of a kind hand-crafted marionettes, let alone the ravenous, rummaging giant.
A sense of adventure, optimism and three magic beans catapult Jack high into the sky where his destiny awaits.
Unexpected twists come up in this exciting production, which  people of all ages are sure to enjoy. The action will keep the audience guessing.
This show will be followed by a special appearance by the Arts Bus in Chandler’s Upper Gallery. Arts Bus staff will provide an arts workshop and experience for families and children inspired by the No Strings show. The Arts Bus event is free and open to the public.
Tickets to No Strings Marionettes are available by calling the Chandler box office between the hours of 12-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 802-728-6464 or online at For more information visit
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71-73 Main Street in Randolph.


Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts
No Strings Marionette Company brings puppets to life in the timeless story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” being held at Chandler Center for the Arts.

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