Closing Sunday!  Say "Bye, Bye" to the Big Bad Wolf!

After seven weeks and thousands of wolf-hugs, "Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs" comes to an end.   Critics love it, kids love it, adults love it,  DON'T MISS IT!  Tiny Tots @ 10 features "Mother Goose Caboose" on Wednesday, "Animal Crackers" on Saturday, "Old McDonald’s Farm" on Sunday.

2013 -2014 Season

 

(Click titles for info and ASL dates)

 

Thursdays & Fridays

10:00 & 11:30 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.

  • Little Red & the Pigs •  July 24 - August 31

    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.

    Age Recommendation: PreK-Grade 6 • Running Time: 40 Minutes

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  • Rapunzel • September 19-October 12

    A “bewitching” tale by Duane T. Bowers, of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert.  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.

    Age Recommendation: PreK-Grade 4 • Running Time: 40 Minutes

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  • The 3 Billy Goats Gruff • October 16-November 21

    “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.

    Age Recommendation: PreK-Grade 4 • Running Time: 40 Minutes

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  • The Nutcracker • November 28 - December 31

    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.

    Age Recommendation: K-Adult • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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  • Circus • January 16 - February 15

    In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest 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."

    Age Recommendation: PreK-Adult • Running Time: 30 Minutes

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  • Aladdin • February 19 - March 15

    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 and exotic theater.

    Age Recommendation: K-Grade 6 • Running Time: 50 Minutes

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk • March 19 - May 3

    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.

    Age Recommendation: K-Grade 6 • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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  • Cinderella • May 7 - June 21

    The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie Francais 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.

    Age Recommendation: K-Grade 6 • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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