Teachers Guide

Mountain Marionettes Study Guides

Sailor-Dark-GreenI have put together Study Guides for each of Mountain Marionettes productions.

Mountain Marionettes Study Guide General.pdf  This is a general guide to puppetry in a pdf form.  Please print these 3 pages along with the one page dedicated to the specific show you have booked.

Jazzy Strings Study Guide.pdf

Study Guide Nelly

In The Nutcracker Mood Study Guide.pdf

Frog Prince Study Guide.pdf


About Susan VandeWeghe and Mountain Marionettes

Susan VandeWeghe

Susan VandeWeghe

Susan VandeWeghe began her puppetry career about twenty years ago as a puppeteer with AniMart Puppet Theater in Chicago. Later, she teamed up with Dave Herzog toured throughout the Chicagoland Area for 8 years. They performed an average of 350 shows per year for preschools, elementary schools, libraries and family events such as Arlington International Racecourse’s Family Days and Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.

In September of 1999, Ms VandeWeghe moved to Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. She established her own company, Mountain Marionettes and has been touring throughout North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia.

Mountain Marionettes is a full time professional puppet company specializing in the Art of the Marionette and entertainment for the entire family. Ms VandeWeghe performs with short strung, trick marionettes in a Cabaret style variety show. Each marionette is designed, engineered and handcrafted by hand in her workshop