"Peter and the Wolf!" is Back, But For Only Two Weeks.

Sergei Prokovief's  musical adventure has reopened for the school season, only until 9/30.   Join Peter & his animal friends as they outfox Old Lupus, the wolf.   See the rave reviews here.   Tiny Tots @ 10:00  has "Magic Toyshop" on Wednesday and Saturday.

 

(Click titles for info)

 

Fridays

11:00  AM

(See ticket page for

special Nutcracker

performances.)

• • •

Saturdays & Sundays

11:30 AM & 1:00 PM

   ASL Interpretation

 

                  Schedule subject to

               change without notice.

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  • Peter and the Wolf • August 9 - September 30

    Staged with half life-size marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is one of the Puppet Co.’s best-loved stories. Over a million children and adults have seen this one-man show, based on Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily “Old Lupus.”

    Recommended Ages: 4 years old - Adult • Show Length: 40 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Hansel and Gretel • October 4 - November 16

    Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations.  The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.

    Recommended Ages: 4 years old - Adult • Show Length: 40 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • The Nutcracker • November 24 - December 30

    A Washington tradition for 30 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy.  Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

    Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult • Show Length: 50 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Velveteen Rabbit • January 18 - February 10

    Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams’ gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic.  The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read, and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy.

    Age Recommendation: PreK-Grade 4 • Running Time: 45 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Rapunzel • February 14 - March 24

    A “bewitching” tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses “coloring- book” charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.

    Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old  • Show Length: 40 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  ASL Interpretation

  • Jack and the Beanstalk • March 28 - May 5

    Fe-fi-fo-fum.  A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad that doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top.  Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain.  Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of our audiences.

    Recommended Ages: 5 - 9 years old • Show Length: 45 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Cinderella • May 9 – June 23

    The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comédie-Française and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince.  The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and performed by invitation at the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Atlanta.

    Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult • Show Length: 45 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Circus! • June 28 - August 4

    Limited Schedule

    Fridays (only), 11:00 AM

    Saturday & Sundays, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus."

    Recommendation: "Children of All Ages" • Show Length: 35 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Three Billy Goats Gruff • August 8 - September 1

    “The 3 Billy Goats Gruff” is a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener.  Three variety numbers precede the performance, demonstrating the making of a simple hand puppet, and manipulation of rod puppets and marionettes, as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry.

    Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old  • Show Length: 40 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  ASL Interpretation