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Welcome to The Yippee Show News page, this page allows you to see all the latest headlines of THE YIPPEE SHOW. Our news stories will cover up-to-the-minute performance information, new people to our organization, as well as new character developments.

HELP WANTED
The Yippee Show is looking for another person to add to our organization. We seek a puppet/prop builder who can also write. Previous experience at puppeteering and puppet making, preferred but not necessary. Must live in the Lehigh Valley area and have valid driver’s license. Interested applicants can contact: yippeeshow@earthlink.net.

Serious inquiries only!

  PRICE CHANGE

  The Yippee Show will undergo a change in the price of our performance. This price change is due to an agreement with a local entertainment agency. We are starting to do our bookings with multiple entertainment agencies across the Lehigh Valley. This way no matter who you book with you will receive the same service for the same price. The Yippee Show is proud to announce that as of July 1, 2013, the price of our shows will increase to $200 a show.

        

AWARDS
  • October 12, 2003 Fifth Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 17, 2004 Third Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 16, 2005 Sixth Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 15, 2006 Eighth Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 14, 2007 Fifth Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 12, 2008 Seventh Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 11, 2009 Eleventh Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 17, 2010 Eleventh Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 16, 2011 Seventh Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 14, 2012 Seventh Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

  • October 13, 2013 Eighth Place in the Small March Category of the Coopersburg Halloween Parade

Homegrown Puppeteer Aspires to Make it Big

COOPERSBURG – Right next to the leaf drop-off on Liberty Road lives a unique young man.  His vision has brought laughter into the lives of children in two states, and he hopes one day soon he will reach many more.  Mark Keeler began his career in puppetry at a mere two and a half years of age.  “It was basic hand manipulations,” he told the Tribune, that he learned as a toddler.  His first puppet, “Flower,” was a skunk puppet that he found at a truck stop along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Made out of a sock, “Flower” was so big compared to the toddler that the puppet took up most of his arm.  But the undersized kid gained an overpowering love for puppetry that has lasted 25 years. 

Today, Keeler’s “Yippee Show” features characters ranging from a dog – that’s “Yippee” — to a Keith Richards-like rock star named “Maynard Flames.”  A member of Faith United Church of Christ in Center Valley, Keeler loves to entertain children and teach people about puppetry in a special puppet-making workshop.  He has performed in the “Pip the Mouse” program at the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown, and auditioned in New York City.  Keeler has placed in the Small March Category in Coopersburg’s Halloween Parade for the past seven years. 

Keeler’s “The Yippee Show” and his puppet-making workshop can be booked for birthday parties, church programs, library story times, nursing homes, day care and more.  Contact him at (610) 282-1865 or yippeeshow@earthlink.net, or visit his company website at http://home.earthlink.net/~yippeeshow/index.html.

This article was reproduced with permission from the author. To view the original article please visit: http://solehitribune.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/homegrown-puppeteer-aspires-to-make-it-big/

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