"The Nutcracker" Celebrates 29 Years of Family Fun!

It's hard to believe that it was 29 years ago that the Puppet Co. debuted "The Nutcracker" with the Arlington Symphony.  That's nearly 2000 performances for well over a quarter of a million people!  See the  rave reviews here.  Tiny Tots @ 10:00  has "Nutcracker Fantasy" on Wed., Sat. & Sun.

  • The Nutcracker • November 25 - December 30

    A Washington tradition for 26 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  ASL Interpretation

  • Goldilocks! • January 20 - February 19

    Goldilocks is on trial, and the audience to decides if it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake.  This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view.  Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children’s fairytale.

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

    Buy Tickets Here  Reviews  Teacher's Guide

  • Jack and the Beanstalk • Feburary 23 - March 26

    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

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff • March 30 – April 30

    “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

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  • Cinderella • May 4 – June 11

    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

2016 -2017 Season

 

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Thursdays & Fridays

11:00 AM

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Saturdays & Sundays

11:30 AM & 1:00 PM

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 ASL Interpretation

 

Schedule subject to

change without notice.

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