For all information regarding Peewinkle's Puppets performances and workshops, please call 317.535.4853 or email.

Peggy Melchior, Debbi White and Heidi Shackleford, of MMHP Puppet Productions Inc., present captivating creative puppet shows for children, puppet making day camps and workshops.

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"Comedy Cabaret on Strings"

Penrod Art Fair 2021
September 11, 2021


The Melchior Marionettes will be performing all afternoon in the Children's Area - check program for exact times.

Peewinkle will have a booth selling puppets!

Newfield's 400 N. Michigan
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, Sept. 11 9am - 5pm

"The slightly Haunted Puppet Show"

Brown County Playhouse
Downtown Nashville, IN
October 15 & 16, 2021


Tickets: $10. under two free

Box Office:
Thu.-Sun. 12 - 5pm




Friday, October 15 1pm & 3pm
Saturday, October 16 1pm & 3pm

"Peewinkle's Christmas Puppet Show"

December 4, 2021

Arts for Lawrence inside the Theater at the Fort
8920 Otis Ave.
Indianapolis., IN 46216

Showtimes: 9:30 & 11:30am (show length 50 min.)

Tickets: 15 adults $10 students,military and 65+. Under 2, free


Saturday, Dec. 4 9:30am & 11:30am

Puppet Performances

Peewinkle's Puppets are now available to bring a 'run' (four or more performances) of puppet shows to your venue. Available shows are:

"The Slightly Haunted Puppet Show"
Classic music and traditional Halloween characters... juggling scarecrow, concert pianist, kitchen witch, dancing skeleton, flying ghost and more. This family friendly show is a great alternative to the haunted house.

"Peewinkle's Christmas Puppet Show"
This fun filled, high spirited, holiday entertainment is a perfect event for the whole family. Mozart and Ludmilla, the ritzy rodents, will host this variety show of holiday marionettes, music and audience participation.

"The Valentine's Day Cabaret"
Sweetheart, a lovable clown, emcees this show of all our 'sweet' characters, Olga the Ballerina, Baby Elephant, Butterflies, Monkey on the Trapeze, Dots and Stripes and more! A real sweet treat for your kids, grandkids or preschoolers!

Post show workshops are also offered.

The Melchior Marionettes are also available for single performances for your school, corporate and festival events:

"Comedy Cabaret on Strings"

"Holiday Cabaret on Strings"

Show and workshop fees vary, please contact Peewinkle or Melchior for specifics

History of Puppetry Lecture/Demo

Peewinkle's Puppets are now available to bring an entertaining Lecture/Demo to your classroom or organization. View a wide variety of puppets from Peewinkle's vintage and international puppet collection, learn the importance of puppet history and watch historical puppets in action!

Puppet workshops are available after the lecture/demo. Contact Peggy

Camps and Workshops

Peewinkle's Puppets now offer workshops and camps at your venue. Workshops range from 1 to 3 hours. Camps range from 2 hours a day to a full week/full day. Great for the creative child. We have a wide variety of workshops and curriculum to choose from.

Contact Debbi

School Residencies

These programs will be customized to meet the needs the school.

Peewinkle's Staff

Peggy Melchior Pearson

Artistic Director of Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle's Puppets

The owner of The Melchior Marionette Theatre in Nashville, IN, from 1983 - 2018.

Available for on site performances & history of puppetry lectures.

For more information on The Melchior Marionettes, please visit

317.535.4853 or 800.849.4853

BFA in from Cleveland Institute of Art.

Heidi Shackleford

Aka Gertrude the Witch in October, puppeteer and high school art teacher!

Available for performances on weekends and vacation time.

BFA in fine arts & BA in art education from Columbus College of Art and IUPUI.

Debbi White

Executive Director, Youth Programs Director and puppeteer at Peewinkle's Puppets

Available for workshops and camps.

BA in social work from Ball State University.