This is with-out a doubt the largest and most dynamic puppet cabaret production available in Australia today! Twice awarded the prestigious '' Australian Speciality Act Of The Year '' Internationally acclaimed Murray Raine and his star studded troupe of spectacular marionettes never fail to captivate and enthrall an audience of any age.
The words “sophistication” and “children’s puppet entertainment” are not often linked but this was the goal when Murray Raine originally conceived “Its Raining Puppets”.
From the moment this show begins in an explosion of vibrant colour and music the audience realise they are in for a roller-coaster ride of pure delight!
“It’s Raining Puppets” is an inspiring solo variety show like no other, solely designed as family entertainment and offering the same high quality production values that audiences have come to expect from Murray’s multi award-winning adult show “It’s Vegas On A String!”.
This show boasts a dazzling cast of 25 marionettes , each puppet meticulously crafted and featuring truly spectacular costumes fashioned by some of Australia's leading theatrical designers.
The pace is non-stop as a menagerie of wild characters dance, sing and magically transform themselves. There’s the chaotic acrobatic clowns, koalas somersault on a trapeze and a rock band of the most flamboyant monkeys ever to hit the stage. Lets not forget some surprise appearances from some of the world's most highly strung super stars from Elvis to Lady Gar Gar from Pavarotti to Madonna they will leave the audience wanting more !!
The elegant staging is open plan so the audience can actually see Murray manipulating the puppets; the show is a combination of pre-recorded music, sound-effects and hilarious live interaction. With a flexible duration of 20 to 45 minutes “It’s Raining Puppets” has been specifically designed for family themed festivals , theatres and large corporate events.
Apart from headlining on major cruise lines world-wide including Princess Cruises , Star Cruises , Royal Caribbean, Carnival and P&0 Cruises Murray has appeared to great acclaim at International Arts Festivals from Dubai to Taiwan. This show has extensively played to sell-out tours throughout Australian schools and Arts Centre's, receiving the “highly recommended” from the Education Department and rave reviews from the schools themselves!
PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCTION IS DESIGNED FOR INDOOR VENUES ONLY, NO PRIVATE DWELLINGS.
“The Murray Raine Puppets are totally captivating and the numerous puppet characters introduced to the audience are utterly amazing, his show has become the major crowd puller of the festival”
Yousuf Mubarrak- Events Manager
“Dubai Summer Surprises Festival “ U.A E.
" In his hands each puppet has a unique personality- it breaths, it lives and the audience believes. Murray is a master puppeteer and one of Australia's finest marionettists''
Michael Creighton- Artistic Director
'' The Marionette Theatre Of Australia "
“Absolutely superb!! Puppets were inventive, creative and unusual. Murray used wonderful music and a quirky sense of humour to engage his entire audience. The BEST show that we have ever seen, simply outstanding.”
Debbie Coffey- arts co-ordinator
“Osborne Public School” - VICTORIA.
“Murray Raine and his puppets are totally professional and excited an excellent response from both adults and children alike. Fast-moving, colourful and inventive, this production was world class and a pure joy to watch...EXCELLENT! “
Malcolm Barnes- Marketing & Events Manager
“LEND LEASE AUSTRALIA ltd"
“Fabulous entertainment for all ages young and old ! Murray thrilled the audience with his visually amazing characters and their antics. A definite crowd pleaser and a program " MUST " if families are your audience.”
Andrea Merlak , Marketing & Events Coordinator-
"HAZELHURST ARTS CENTRE"
Sydney, New South Wales.
"Highly Recommended, master puppeteer Murray Raine presented a beautifully highly skilled and entertaining performance. Without a doubt one of the finest marionette productions we have seen."
June Frater- Director
" PERFORMING ARTS UNIT, NEW SOUTH WALES EDUCATION DEPARTMENT "
"This show was fantastic and went far above and beyond our expectations. It was extremely funny and as entertaining for the adults as it was for the children,
Wow- a unique experience.”
Felicity Greene- Arts Dept.
“Myrniong Primary School”- VICTORIA.
“ Excellent, high speed, extremely enjoyable and visually entertaining. He had us rolling in the aisles- and that was just the adults! It was a smooth professional and very hands on performance and we loved it, 10 out of 10”
Christine Landles- Arts Co-Ordinator
“Scottsdale Primary”- Tasmania.
“ The children just loved every minute of this production, great interaction between audience and performer. Fantastic organisation and the show it self was spectacular. A unique opportunity for our kids, we will definitely book again- brilliant”
Janine Wilmott- Arts Co-Ordinator
“Islington Public School”- Newcastle, New South Wales.