These 3 Billy Goats Are Less Gruff Than You Think!
Join these wise-cracking brothers as they try to trip-trop-tromp to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the story to show puppet types used at the Puppet Co. Read the rave reviews here. Tiny Tots @ 10:00 has "World on a String" on Wed. & Sat.
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
Len Piper's Pinocchio • October 11 - November 22
A life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper. This production has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Performed in Hollywood and Hawaii, critics hailed the production as “A Masterpiece!” and raved, “The underwater ballet alone is worth the price of admission!”
Age Recommendation: 5 y.o. - Adult • Running Time: 50 Minutes
The Nutcracker • November 29 - December 29
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
Beauty and the Beast • January 17 - February 16
A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter. Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story. Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, it has played successfully to children and families nationwide.
Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult • Show Length: 40 Minutes
Aladdin! • February 20 - March 29
Back by popular demand! After all sold out houses and too many snow days, we had to bring back this incredible production. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original “one thousand and one Arabian nights,” full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses, and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting theater.
Age Recommendation: K-Grade 8 • Running Time: 50 Minutes
Sleeping Beauty • April 3 - May 10
Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., “Sleeping Beauty” combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small!
Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 y. o. - Adult • Show Length: 45 Minutes
Snow White and the 7 Dwarves • May 15 - June 21
When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller. Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.’s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.
Recommended Ages: 4 years old - Adult • Show Length: 40 Minutes
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