"Purpose" Box puppets now available for rental!
Avenue Q Puppet Camp is proud to announce our first phase of puppet rental. We now offer a set of six "Purpose" box puppets for rent. These boxes are 8 x 8 x 8 and feature a professionally handmade handle and trigger mechanism for opening the mouth. They are the perfect addition to your production of Avenue Q! If you're renting the MTI set of puppets, the box puppets that are so instantly associated with "Purpose" are not included with the puppets received from MTI (or even the puppets made available by Avenue Q's original puppet builder, Rick Lyon) and must be rented from another source. That source is Avenue Q Puppet Camp.
What about character puppets, like Trekkie Monster and Lucy T. Slut?
Avenue Q Puppet Camp does not rent character puppets, like Rod, Princeton & Kate Monster. We have crossed paths with rental puppets from several puppet companies and our clear favorite is, Rick Lyon and the Lyon Puppets. If choosing a rental set from a different source, our experience and expertise have a value while choosing between them. Please see the comparison image below.
On the left, Rick Lyon and the Lyon Puppets. The 2017 photo on the right has had no digital manipulation. They really thought it was OK to put the eyes on like that.
When using puppets made by the source on the right in the 2012 West Coast Premiere of Avenue Q School Edition, Georgia Greene, my Kate Monster actress, was in tears from pain for how unperformable the puppet was. Not recommended. Use at your own peril. The source on the right made the infamous puppets for The Little Mermiad Live!