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  • Aladdin! (and his wonderful lamp)

    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 theater.

     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

     

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic. The populate tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read, and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy.

     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages3-9

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

     

  • The Nutcracker
    'The Nutcracker' is the festive story of Clara-Marie's favorite toy and their adventures together in the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production. This is the 26th Anniversary of this wildly popular show.  Don't miss it!
     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Tiny Tots - "Sing-a-Long"

     Everybody sings in this happy-go-lucky show where favorite childhood songs come to life with big colorful puppets.

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Old McDonald's Farm

    The animals on Old McDonald's Farm come out to entertain us. Al E. Cat introduces us to his barnyard buddies who will delight and amaze with their antics!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

     

  • Tiny Tots - Mother Goose Caboose

    Mother Goose introduces us to her friends, including Leonardo the Lion, Kelly, a near-sighted duckling, Doofus, the dog, and many more!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Animal Crackers

    See Hobey Hound on the hoop trapeze, Donna Dodo the ring juggler, Carmen the performing bear, and a chorus line of lambs in an old-fashioned vaudeville show!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Teddy Bear's Picnic

    Baby Bear has a picnic for his friends. They bring food to share and entertain one another with hilarious results!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Panda-Monium

    Panda bears, a Chinese magician, the World's Oldest Juggler, and the Panda Pony Parade are only part of our fantastic Chinese circus!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Kooky Kritters

    Nothing scary here! See some of the kutest, kuddliest kritters this side of Sesame Street!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Bunny Business

    Bunnies, birds, and flowers (along with a frog and turtle) celebrate spring!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

     

  • Tiny Tots - World on a String

    Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Nutcracker Fantasy

    Some non-traditional arrangements from the Nutcracker Suite transport you to the Kingdoms of Snow, Sweets, Flowers, and Faraway Places!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Tickets $5, $6 for shows after September 1st. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Len Piper's Pinocchio

    This life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper, has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Originally performed in Hollywood and Hawaii, critics hail the production as “A Masterpiece!” and rave, “The underwater ballet alone is worth the price of admission!”

     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    The timeless tale of a beastly prince who learns to live outside himself and discovers courage, companionship, trust, and love in the heart of a merchant's daughter. The grandeur of Czarist Russia provides the design inspiration for both the scenery and the elegant half life-size marionettes.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    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!

     

    Running time:  45 minutes • Recommended Ages3 1/2-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

     

  • Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs

    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 tongue-in-cheek version of two children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand.  This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages3-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

  • Peter and the Wolf