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  • Peter and the Wolf

    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, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper, based on Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the themes in the work, precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily “Old Lupus.”

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages: 4 - Adult

    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. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 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. 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 - Bedtime Buddies

    Thrift store and yard sale toys are turned into marionettes and you won't believe what they do in their recycled lives!

    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

  • Tiny Tots - Jellybean Circus

    An elephant, pandas, a rocking horse, goony birds, and an ape are just a few of the many animals you’ll see performing in the Jellybean Circus!

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

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Rapunzel

    A “bewitching” tale by Duane T. Bowers, of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert.  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.

     

    Show Length: 40 minutes • Recommended: Ages 3-9 Years Old

    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.

  • Hansel & Gretel

    This marionette adaptation of Humperdink's children's opera is 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.

    Show Length: 40 minutes • Recommended: Ages 4-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 - 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 - 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

  • 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 27th 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.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

  • 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

  • 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.