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SUMMER PUPPET ADVENTURES!
Help Save the Monkey
by Brave Bucket Company
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Wednesday July 20 - Saturday July 23
8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their friendship helps them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel through tunnels, fly through the air, and sneak past dangerous lasers. Will they make it in time? Find out in this sublimely silly show featuring skillful puppetry, original music, hilarious dance breaks, and plenty of fake mustaches.
by Good Hearted Entertainment
Wednesday July 27 - Saturday July 30
"Word Play" uses clowning and puppetry to take audiences on an adventure through the alphabet. Words come to life in the hands of two skilled performers, who clown around with sounds and colorful puppet letters to create dozens of dynamic, interactive characters and imaginative scenes. Audiences can make friends with vowels, teach tricks to a “C-A-T” and “D-O-G,” and visit a Word Zoo full of surprises. It’s the perfect blend of education and entertainment—a play on words, literally!
by Brad Shur, Resident Artist
Wednesday August 3 - Saturday August 6
Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion!” brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.
The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea
by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
Wednesday August 10 - Saturday August 13
Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead by tricking the pirate at every turn. But when the princess is in danger from a giant octopus, she quickly discovers the benefit of having a loyal crew! Featuring colorful scenery, multiple styles of puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won't want to miss the boat on this fun adventure tale!
Stories from Outer Space
by Sparky's Puppets
Saturday August 20
Get ready to blast off in this fun and interactive space-themed show, featuring cosmic twists on your favorite tales. In the featured story, three colorful space aliens travel to earth in their flying saucer. They visit the shop of a hard-working toy maker, intent on creating mischief. But the clever shopkeeper uses three magic wishes to outwit them. Other tales will complete the program, including “A Trip to the Moon,” in which a clever kitten makes a rocket ship and receives several magic gifts from The Man in the Moon.
by Barefoot Puppets
Saturday August 27 - Sunday August 28
Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an “uplifting eco-fable” by the Smithsonian Museum, is inspired by the true story of the last remaining Galapagos tortoise and the islands he calls home. Audiences of all ages will be touched by this story that teaches what it truly means to be one of a kind!
FALL FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL
by Tanglewood Marionettes
Saturday Sept 3 - Monday Sept 5
This charming production, staged in the pages of a giant painted storybook, transports audiences to a magical realm. When a wicked witch curses the baby princess Aurora, the entire kingdom falls into a deep sleep. Will a prince with a true heart arrive in time to break the spell? Find out in Tanglewood Marionettes' masterful adaptation of this beloved Fairy Tale classic!
The Kingdom of Riddles
by Sparky's Puppets
Saturday Sept 10 - Sunday Sept 11
Help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles in this fun and very interactive show. Along the way we'll meet a King and a Jester, a Witch and a Dragon. In this magical kingdom, there will be animal riddles, food riddles, and more! This performance also includes a special version of “The Princess and the Pea,” featuring a book-loving princess, a silly storekeeper, and a mischievous mouse.
Jack and the Beanstalk
by Dream Tale Puppets
Saturday Sept 17 - Sunday Sept 18
When Jack sells the family cow for three magic beans, he launches his family on a rags-to-riches adventure! This joyous and imaginative production transports audiences up the beanstalk and into the land of giants using every style of puppet character, from masks to marionettes. Lively narration, beautiful design, and hilarious physical comedy make this a memorable show for audiences of all ages.
Beauty and the Beast
by Stevens Puppets
Saturday Sept 24 - Sunday Sept 25
“Beauty and the Beast” is a touching and humorous marionette play about friendship and the true meaning of kindness. When a traveling merchant steals a flower from an enchanted castle, he accidentally angers the Beast who lives inside. The merchant’s daughter bravely sets out to save her family and make peace with the monster. Will Beauty learn the secret of the rose? Will the Beast ever love again? Artistic staging, witty dialogue, clever effects, and beautiful harp music bring this ever-popular classic triumphantly to life.
The Frog Prince
by Pumpernickel Puppets
Saturday October 1 - Sunday October 2
Young Prince Tad has been caught teasing the forest creatures again! A magic tree turns him into a frog to teach him a lesson. Will a princess turn him back with a kiss? Yuck! All ends happily as the characters learn about being kind and keeping promises. "The Frog Prince" features a colorful cast of puppet characters, live voices and sound effects, behind-the-scenes puppet demonstrations, and lots of audience interaction!
Puss in Boots
by Perry Alley Theatre
Saturday October 8 - Monday October 10
This delightful puppet performance is a warm and witty retelling of the classic tale of a crafty cat and his outrageous adventures. With a little help from a feathered hat and a pair of magical boots, Puss arranges a wealthy conclusion for his poor master. This show is artfully presented with a marvelous mix of Renaissance style and pure fantasy. A "Cat-Rap" introduction adds to the fun.
by Resident Artist Brad Shur
Saturday October 15 - Sunday October 16
Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion” brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.