The Case of the Missing Kitten (Boston debut!)
by WonderSpark Puppets
April 27 & 28 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
April 29 & 30 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
When Nancy's kitten goes missing, only one detective is clever enough, brave enough, and smart enough to solve the case - Mystery Max! Join Max on a wild adventure to find Nancy's missing kitten. Along the way we'll meet crazy characters, make new friends, sing songs and find clues. Find out "whodunit" in this fun and interactive show!
The Doubtful Sprout
by Liz Joyce & A Couple of Puppets
May 4 & 5 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
May 6 & 7 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
Get ready to explore the world under our feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout to discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets of what Sprout needs to grow! Award-winning performer Liz Joyce brings this ecological wonderland to life with rotating scenery, multiple puppetry styles, projection art, and song!
I Spy Butterfly
by Faye Dupras, Music by Max Weigert
May 11 & 12 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
May 13 (Sat) | 1pm & 3pm "Build Your Own Butterfly" Workshop | 10:30am
May 14 (Sun) | 1pm & 3pm Mother's Day
How does a nature-loving explorer kid become a bug's best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy's caterpillar friend Harold suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she's determined to do the same. Just when she is about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild!
Turtle's New Home: A Wetland Quest!
by Deborah Costine Nature Puppets
May 18 (Thurs) | 10:30am SOLD OUT
May 19 (Fri) | 10:30am
May 20 & 21 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
New England animals are the stars of this charming story about friends in a wetland habitat. The little pond where Blanding the Turtle has lived for many years is no longer safe because a road has been built between there and the place she goes to lay her eggs. When she meets young Castor the Beaver, who is eager to build a dam, she sees that her pond problems might be solved! Along the way, we also meet a young boy and his babysitter who learn together how to look closely at nature. Deborah Costine brings this story to life with a naturalist's eye, conveying ecological details through expert design. Each show begins with a hands-on presentation of real-world specimens from the woodlands of Massachusetts!
Jack and the Beanstalk
by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
May 25 (Thurs) | 10:30am
May 26 (Fri) | 10:30am SOLD OUT
May 27 & 28 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
May 29 (Mon) | 10:30am & 1pm Memorial Day
Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with nothing more than a handful of beans. His mother is not impressed! Jack doesn't know where to turn, until the beans magically grow into a beanstalk, leading him up into the clouds. This hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales is filled with colorful scenery, whimsical puppetry, and several silly barnyard animals. It all ends with a giant-sized surprise!
by Brad Shur
June 1 & 2 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
June 3 (Sat) | 10:30am & 1pm
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! "Cardboard Explosion!" brings 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!
A Woodland Cinderella
by Deborah Costine Nature Puppets
June 8 & 9 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
June 10 (Sat) | 10:30am & 1pm
In Deborah Costine's award-winning adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella is a woodland fairy who lives with her bossy stepmother and cranky stepsister in an enormous old oak tree. When the King of all woodland fairies hosts a great ball and commands that every single fairy maiden in the land must attend, Cinderella braves her fears and shows what it means to be a true princess. Beautifully hand-crafted puppets, interactive storytelling, and nature-inspired scenery make this a fun and memorable production for audiences of all ages.
Puppet Playtime: Bugs!
by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
June 15 & 16 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
June 17 (Sat) | 10:30am & 1pm
Puppet Playtime is an interactive performance experience for very young children (and their grown-ups!) Join two friendly performers and their furry pal Bella Monster for stories and songs all about bugs and life in the garden. This performance includes familiar bug-themed favorites such as "The Ants Go Marching" and "The Hungry Caterpillar," as well as original songs like "I've Got a Leg Up on You!"