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  • 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

  • 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.
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  • Hansel and 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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  • 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

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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

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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 - "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 - 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: $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 - 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 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.
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