There's nothing Mark Pulham loves more than the holiday season. The beloved veteran storyteller, puppeteer, musician, librarian, singer and actor has been spreading cheer around the valley for years. He'll be decking the halls – and the stage – at SCERA with a Christmas puppet show he's entitled "You Better Watch Out."
Filled with puppets, stories and song, Pulham will perform "You Better Watch Out" as part of the SCERA Puppet Shop's series of monthly puppet shows. The 45-minute show is perfect for families, and will be held on Saturday, December 50, 2012 @ 11:00am at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State Street in Orem. Tickets are only $3.00 for ages 3 and older.
Tickets may be purchased 30 minutes prior to the show at the door, or in advance from 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm at SCERA's main office, by calling (801) 225-ARTS or online at www.scera.org.
Mark retired a few years ago after 30 years as a popular elementary school teacher, where, says SCERA President & CEO Adam J. Robertson, "I'm sure he honed many of the skills needed to capture the attention of children!"
Pulham works and has performed his master puppetry at the Orem Public Library, and is a frequent guest performer at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, where he is known for his creative and comical style. Also an accomplished actor, he has played the role of Bob Cratchit for many years at the Hale Center Theater Orem, as well as roles at SCERA including two recent Theatre for Young Audiences productions including Mr. Lambchop in "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" and the Knight in "The Reluctant Dragon" (which of course featured puppets!)
Mark explains his Christmas show as a series of short stories filled with music, tons of puppet characters, and lots of Christmas cheer. Pulham is known for his fun-loving style, an uncanny ability for improvisation and catchy songs kids and parents will remember long after the show is over.
SCERA's Puppet Shop program is under the direction of Nat Reed, and offers puppetry classes for kids, and also serves as host of the annual Utah Puppetry Guild Festival.