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  • Carnival of the Animals - Carnaval de los Animales

    Amazing life-size puppets bring Camille Saint-Saëns musical suite to life in a magical production for the entire family.

    Asombrosos títeres de tamaño natural traen Camille Saint-Saëns suite musical a la vida en una producción mágica para toda la familia.

    Recommended: PreK - Grade 4 • Running Time: 40 minutes

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

  • 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 4

  • 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.

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

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

  • Tiny Tots - Bunny Business

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

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 4

  • 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Merlin's Magic

    Meet the world famous magician, Merlin, and his collection of charming and delightful dragons - fantastic creatures who come in all shapes and colors and work hard to put a new spin on old tricks. This show also features, Rock On, a classic rock band performed by real rocks!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - The 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.

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: 0 - 4

  • Pinocchio

     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.

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

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

  • 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.

     
     

    Running time:  45 minutes • Recommended: PreK - Grade 6

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

    A marionette adaptation of Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, created by veteran puppetmaster Allan Stevens, the lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations, including a singing Gretel. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended: K - Grade 6

    Group Discounts only available by phone, through the Box Office: Call (301) 634-5380. 
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  • The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

    “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.

     
     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended: PreK - Grade 4

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