Dave Herzog's Pirate-Themed Marionettes Dazzle ECC Students

Dave Herzog's Pirate-Themed Marionettes Dazzle ECC Students

PHOTO: Puppeteer Dave Herzog works with one of his marionettes during a show at the ECC. Scroll down for more photos, or click here for a photo gallery.


The Early Childhood Center recently hosted Chicago-area puppeteer Dave Herzog, who performed two marionette variety shows for our students — one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

The shows took place Monday, Nov. 20, in the ECC all-purpose room, and they featured marionettes (string-controlled puppets) that Mr. Herzog hand-carved himself.


Arrrr, It's Pirate Time!


Mr. Herzog used a pirate theme for the shows, which consisted of cabaret-style singing and dancing by a host of colorful marionettes adorned in classic pirate-era costumes.

The shows also included circus-style acts in which marionettes walked a tight rope, swung on a trapeze and performed a juggling act.

ECC Principal Ms. Joanne Mourikes Rice introduced Mr. Herzog before the start of each show. Afterward, students had a chance to tour backstage and look at the marionettes up close.

The shows were made possible by ECC's Parent-Teacher Organization. Thanks to Mr. Herzog for his wonderful creations, and thanks to everyone in the PTO who helped organize the events!


Photos from Dave Herzog's ECC Marionette Shows


NOTE: The following photos are also available in a slideshow format, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any image for a larger view.


Principal Joanne Mourikes Rice introduces puppeteer Dave Herzog.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Principal Joanne Mourikes Rice introduces puppeteer Dave Herzog.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog talks to ECC students at his marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog talks to ECC students at his marionette show on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs his marionette show at the ECC on Nov. 20.


ECC students watch puppeteer Dave Herzog's marionette show on Nov. 20.


ECC students tour backstage after one of Dave Herzog's marionette shows at the school.


Dave Herzog's marionettes hang on a backstage wall.


ECC students tour backstage after one of Dave Herzog's marionette shows at the school.


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