"Pinocchio" Charms With Elegance and Wit.

Carlo Collodi's heart-warming tale of the little puppet that wished to be a real boy is one of mistakes made and redemption found. Don't be sure not to miss it!  See the rave reviews here.   Tiny Tots @ 10:00  has "World on a String" on Wednesday and Saturday.

 

Beginning Oct. 5

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Thursdays & Fridays

10:00 & 11:30 AM

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Saturdays & Sundays

11:30 AM & 1:00 PM

   ASL Interpretation

 

                  Schedule subject to

               change without notice.

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  • Circus! • September 15 - October 1

    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

  • Pinocchio • October 5 - November 17

    Half life-size rod puppets, performed in the Italian “Comedia del Arte” style, tell Carlo Collodi’s story of what it means to be “real”. Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds in one adventure after another that the “easy way” isn’t always the right way.

    Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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  • The Nutcracker • November 24 - 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.

    Recommended Ages: 5 years old - Adult • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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  • Tales of Beatrix Potter • January 19 - February 11

    Limited Schedule

    Fridays (only), 11:00 AM

    Saturday & Sundays, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Applause Unlimited of Richmond, VA is back at the Playhouse, and presenting three of Potter’s favorites, “Two Bad Mice,” “Jemima Puddle-Duck,” and “Jeremy Fisher,”  Christopher Hudert tells the stories, which come to life through the everyday activities of a young girl as she dreams and plays alone in her room.

    Recommended Ages: 3 - 9 years old  • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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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 y.o. - Adult • Running Time: 40 Minutes

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  • 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 • Running Time: 40 Minutes

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  • 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 • Running Time: 45 Minutes

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