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Thursdays & Fridays
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Saturdays & Sundays
11:30 AM & 1:00 PM
2020 shows are on Fridays at 11:00 AM
Saturdays & Sundays
at 11:30 AM
Schedule subject to
change without notice.
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
Rapunzel • January 17 - February 16
A “bewitching” tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. 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.
Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old • Show Length: 40 Minutes
Beauty and the Beast • February 20 - March 29
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
Hansel and Gretel • April 3 - May 10
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.
Age Recommendation: K-Grade 6 • Running Time: 40 Minutes
Peter and the Wolf • May 15 - June 28
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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"The Nutcracker" is Back for its 31st Year!