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Tickets may be purchased in person at the theater.
Box Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 - 4pm, Thursday & Friday, 9:30am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Characters big and small team up to learn, play, and save the day!
The Snowflake Man
December 8 & 9 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
December 10* & 11 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
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!
*Pop Up Puppet Theater Workshop follows the show on Saturday Dec 10th!
Tall Tales: Stories and Songs from Old New England
by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Chris Monti
December 15 & 16 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
December 17 & 18 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
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!
December vacation week
Peter and the Wolf
by National Marionette Theatre
December 22 & 23 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
December 24 (Sat) | 10:30am, 1pm, & 3pm
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has enchanted audiences since its premier in 1936. Set in turn of the century Russia, this elegant production tells the story of how Peter, along with his animal friends, outsmarts and captures a wolf. Each performance begins with a bumbling conductor who introduces the orchestral instruments and demonstrates--with a bit of slapstick humor--how their sounds represent each character in the story. The production features the beautiful music of Prokofiev’s orchestral score combined with stunning scenery and hand-crafted marionettes.
by National Marionette Theatre
Dec 26 & 27 (Mon & Tues) | 10:30am & 1pm
Carlo Collodi's epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy is a classic example of storytelling at its best. National Marionette's adaptation is a faithful retelling of this childhood favorite. Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless, and kind to others will he realize his dream of becoming a real live boy.
Sir George and the Dragon
by Pumpernickel Puppets
Dec 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs) | 10:30am & 1pm
Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course, a lovable dragon. Everything ends happily in this fun and festive fairy tale about the unlikeliest of friends.
Squirrel Stole My Underpants
by The Gottabees
Dec 30 (Fri) | 10:30am & 1pm
Dec 31 & Jan 1 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out! As a special holiday treat, "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" will be performed with LIVE MUSIC at all shows.
New year! new shows!
by Good Hearted Entertainment
January 14 & 15 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
January 16 (Monday)* | 10:30am & 1pm
*Martin Luther King Jr. Day
"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!
I Spy Butterfly (World Premiere!)
by Faye Dupras
January 21 & 22 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
January 27 (Friday)* | 7pm January 28 & 29 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
February 4 & 5 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
*OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
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!
The Snow Queen (Boston Debut!)
by Monica Leo, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre
February 9 & 10 (Thurs & Fri) | 10:30am
February 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun) | 1pm & 3pm
Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale springs to life on the snowy pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend, Kai, from the Snow Queen. Along her way she meets a host of eccentric characters, from a magical flower lady to a talking crow. The show features Bohemian-style marionettes, multiple puppetry styles, flamboyant costumes, live music, and lots of audience interactivity!