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  • Tiny Tots - Penguins' Playground

    Join us for an awesome Arctic Adventure exploring a super-secret playground, hidden at the very bottom of the world. Be there as playful, multi-talented penguins join their friends at the South Pole!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Baby Bear's Birthday

    You are invited to a BIG birthday bash! Please join Baby Bear as all of his special Teddy Bear friends perform their very best circus tricks as a great, big birthday surprise!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Dragon Babies

    Come see a rousing musical performance of fun-loving, little dragons showing off their special abilities in a magical talent show!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Clowning Around

    Burlington the Bear, Bingo the Dog, and a clown named Gus are just a few of the delightful characters under the Big Top!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Goldilocks!

    Goldilocks is on trial, and it’s up to the audience to decide whether or not 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.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages3 1/2-9

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

     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.  

     

    Running time:  45 minutes • Recommended Ages5-9

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    “The Three 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.  The performance includes an introduction to the Art of Puppetry: How to make a simple hand puppet, and how to manipulate rod puppets and marionettes.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages3 1/2-9

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

    This elegant production of the classic children's favorite is set in 17th-century France. The story combines beautifully 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.  Acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and the Center for Puppetry Arts.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Tiny Tots - Magic Toyshop

    The Toyland Express Train stops at Toyland where rag dolls, teddy bears, dancing blocks, and a Jack-in-the-box all come to life before your very eyes!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • 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: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4 

     

  • Tiny Tots - Imaginary Friends

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

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    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: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • 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 29th Anniversary of this wildly popular show.  Don't miss it!
     

    Show Length: 50 minutes • Recommended: Ages 5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • 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: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Winter Wonderland

    The King of Winter and the Snow Queen welcome Jack Frost, Marco Polo Bear, and Isabella on Ice. Also, a magic snowflake comes to life with a surprise ending!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Snow Show

    Enjoy a snow bunny on skis, snowmen (and women), a performing penguin, and other friends in a salute to snow!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • The Wizard of Oz

    This amazing production recreates the characters illustrated by W. W. Denslow in a wide variety of puppet styles.  Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the tale follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales:  There are more adventures than included in the film: more of Baum's original dialogue is included: and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role.  For the Full story, you can visit: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ and The Project Gutenberg EBook.

     

    Running time:  60 minutes • Not Recommended for anyone under 4 years.

    Group Discounts only available by phone, through the Box Office: Call (301) 634-5380. 
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  • Circus!

    In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest Show on Strings" features a panoply of pandemaniacal clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Performed by Christopher Piper, many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus." 

    Running time:  35 minutes • Recommended: Children of all ages

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