OUR STORY

Tom Vandenberg, founder and artistic director of T.V. Puppetree has been performing live and for the camera for 40 years, including The Muppets and Adam's World. In April 2001 he was awarded the Mississauga Arts Council’s prestigious Established Theatre Artist of the Year Award in a gala ceremony.  His puppets are featured in the Canadian Museum of History.
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In 2015 Tom expanded T.V. Puppetree to service the United States based in the Detroit Area, while continuing to delight the Ontario community. 
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Composer/arranger Bill Martin supplies original digital music for the shows, with help from guest artists like award-winning animator Kaj Pindal, directors Ned Vucovic, Roseann Wilshere and Fran Achinelli, voice artists/singers DJ Subliminal and Pat Lewis and writers AEsop and Beatrix Potter have all contributed to various productions.
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Their efforts are supported and enhanced with some of the best small theatre technology available. This allows us to produce images not otherwise possible. It also means that the audience can see and hear the shows. We even have special hook-ups available for the hearing impaired who use a “phonic ear”/FM system (on request).
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Yes, considerable effort and resources go into preparing but we keep overhead, administration and promotional costs to a minimum, so that excellence can be delivered to you at a very reasonable cost.
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Our love of puppetry and children drive T.V. Puppetree and we are hoping to share that with you!
Tom performing The Alphabet Show as the Queen with his Quacking friend
Holiday feature in the Toronto Star (click to enlarge)