Grey Seal Puppets

Founded in 1976, Grey Seal Puppets is well known nationwide. The company performs over 250 shows a year from New York to Hawaii, from Canada to Mexico. Their repertoire consists of familiar fairy tales (The Emperor's New Clothes), classic folk tales (Tangle of Tales) and original stories (Bathtub Pirates). Grey Seal travels to theatres such as The Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, The Detroit Museum of Art and The Smithsonian Institution's Discovery Theatre.

In addition to live performing, Grey Seal also performs regularly on television, with clients such as The Reimler Agency (Bojangles), WTVI-Channel 42 (local PBS affiliate), the Muppets, Silver Burdett Ginn, and the International Mission Board. Grey Seal Puppets also builds mascot characters for sports teams and corporations such as The Charlotte Hornets, The Charlotte Knights, Lowe's Motor Speedway and RAGGS' Kids Club.

The company has garnered a number of awards including a "Citation of Excellence" for their adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm and their original story called Bathtub Pirates. They were also awarded the North Carolina Theatre Conference's Award for leadership in theatre arts and The Puppeteers of America President's Award for outstanding service to the art of puppetry. Their television work also has been honored with several awards in the industrial and broadcast categories including a prestigious Beacon Award and the ITVA Silver Reel of Excellence.

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Grey Seal Puppets

231 Foster Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-521-2878 phone

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