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Internationally acclaimed, award winning
puppet, mask, and musical performances since 1979


Our History
Founded in 1979 by Michael and Valerie Nelson, Magical Moonshine Theatre (MMT) performances have been seen coast to coast in the U.S., as well as internationally with performances in 15 countries in 8 different languages.

Michael Nelson, Director and Co-Founder
Michael Nelson studied puppetry at the International Puppetry Institute with the late Jim Henson of the Muppets.  Addionally, Nelson has taught puppet theatre arts at the Napa Valley College; was a California Arts Council Artist in Residency; has been a regular writer for the national journal of puppetry; is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Puppetry Guild; and is a past-President of UNIMA-USA.

Valerie Nelson, Musical Director and Co-Founder
Valerie Nelson is trained in Montessori method, majored in vocal music, has been and is a member of numerous choirs, and has been featured on a number of recording projects. She co-founded Magical Moonshine Theatre with husband Michael in 1979. She is past faculty member of Tennessee Arts Academy, past workshop director of the National Puppetry Festival, and currently, along with Michael, is a California Arts Council Artist in the Schools.


For more information
about any of our programs or to secure a date,
contact us at 707.363.4573. or mail@magicalmoonshine.org


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