"Beauty and the Beast" Opens Friday, Feb. 16.

A beautiful telling of the tale as old as time, set in Russia, and told with half life-size puppets and multi-media projection to present a story filled with curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures    See the rave reviews here.   Tiny Tots @ 10:00  has "Dragon Babies" on Saturday.

 

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Thursdays & Fridays

11:00 AM

(See ticket page for

special Nutcracker

performances.)

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Saturdays & Sundays

11:30 AM & 1:00 PM

   ASL Interpretation

 

                  Schedule subject to

               change without notice.

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  • Beauty and the Beast • February 16 - March 25

    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

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Little Red & the Pigs  • March 29 - May 12

    What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf?  At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less.  Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker?  You be the judge!  This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.

    Recommended Ages: 3 years old - Adult • Show Length: 40 Minutes

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Sleeping Beauty  • May 13 - June 24

    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

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Snow White & the 7 Dwarves • June 29- August 5

    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

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • 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

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  • 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