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Fall Box Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 4pm
FALL FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL
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.
FREE Member Event:
Fairy Tale Tea Party
Join us Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 10) after ''Puss in Boots'' for a Fairy Tale-inspired tea party exclusively for Puppet Showplace members. Dress up in your best tea party attire, or attend dressed as your favorite fairy tale character. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and see a sneak-preview of our newest puppet show in progress!
Get in on the fun with these interactive shows!
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.
Spooky Silly Sing-a-long
by Nappy's Puppets
Saturday October 22 - Sunday October 23
Get ready to sing along with some of the silliest songs known to man and monster alike! Shadow master Jim Napolitano will have you rolling in the aisles with familiar yet decidedly spooky children's classics, including "Five little Mummies," and "Good-Night, Goon!" This seasonal treat is sweet for the whole family!
The Bugtown Follies
by Robert Rogers Puppet Company
Saturday October 29 - Sunday October 30
"The Bugtown Follies" is a hilarious vaudeville pageant filled with loveable creepy crawlies of all shapes and sizes. Master of Ceremonies Bugsby Berkeley, a grasshopper extraordinaire, welcomes acrobatic ants, tap-dancing spiders, and butterfly beauty contestants in this colorful cabaret. This fun and interactive show is a great spook-free way for our youngest audiences to celebrate Halloween weekend!
Characters big and small team up to learn, play, and save the day!
The Lion and the Mouse
by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
Thursday November 3 - Sunday November 6
Can a tortoise win a tug of war with a mighty elephant? Can a tiny mouse help an enormous lion? Can a jackal outwit a tiger twice his size? Find out as Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on others. With beautiful puppets and lots of laughter, this show will inspire puppet fans of all shapes and sizes!
The Pied Piper
by CactusHead Puppets
Thursday November 10 - Sunday November 13
The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of the Pied Piper to life in this kid-friendly comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin make a new friend and teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. This production features multiple puppetry styles, a silly hat contest, and plenty of dancing rats!
by Brad Shur
Thursday November 17 - Sunday November 20
Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic adventure tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievous deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. This production features hilarious dialogue, original music, and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.
Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees
Friday November 25 - Sunday November 27
Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. "Lollipops for Breakfast" is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original live music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.
The Velveteen Rabbit
by Applause Unlimited
Thursday December 1 - Sunday December 4
Margery Williams' classic children's book comes to life through puppetry, storytelling, song, and a magic trick (or two!) in this gentle, heartfelt production about the power of friendship. "The Velveteen Rabbit" tells the tale of a young boy and his favorite stuffed animal as they grow up together in the nursery. Although the other toys snub the rabbit for being simple and old-fashioned, the boy's love makes the rabbit feel real. A popular show for the young and young at heart, it will be loved by anyone who has ever had a favorite toy.
The Snowflake Man
Thursday December 8 - Sunday December 11
Hop aboard a train to the 1920s to find the friendliest inventor you'll ever meet! "The Snowflake Man" tells the story of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. This charming production combines art, science, and a little known piece of New England history to magical effect!
Tall Tales: Stories and Songs from Old New England
by Brad Shur and Chris Monti
Thursday December 15 - Sunday December 18
Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this whirlwind tour of New England's tallest tales! Along the way, you'll make Thomas Jefferson the world's largest wheel of cheese, sail the ocean with the legendary giant sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and meet a very fashionable bear by the name of Jenny Jenkins. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, there is sure to be something for everyone in this fun and interactive show!