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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic. The populate tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read, and to anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy.

     

    Running time: 45 minutes • Recommended Ages3-9

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

     

  • 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. The Puppet Co. celebrates the 30th Anniversary of 'The Nutcracker' this year.  Don't miss it!
     

    Show Length: 50 minutes • Recommended: Ages 5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

  • 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 - Old MacDonald's Farm

    The animals on Old McDonald's Farm come out to entertain us. Al E. Cat introduces us to his barnyard buddies who will delight and amaze with their antics!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

     

  • Tiny Tots - Mother Goose Caboose

    Mother Goose introduces us to her friends, including Leonardo the Lion, Kelly, a near-sighted duckling, Doofus, the dog, and many more!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Panda-Monium

    Panda bears, a Chinese magician, the World's Oldest Juggler, and the Panda Pony Parade are only part of our fantastic Chinese circus!

    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

  • Peter and the Wolf

    Staged with half life-size marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is one of the Puppet Co.’s best-loved stories. Over a million children and adults have seen this one-man show, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper, based on Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra, and to the themes in the work, precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily “Old Lupus.”

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages: 4 - Adult

    Group Discounts only available by phone, through the Box Office: Call (301) 634-5380. 
    Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.

  • Tiny Tots - Magic Toyshop

    The Toyland Express Train stops at Toyland where rag dolls, teddy bears, dancing blocks, and a Jack-in-the-box all come to life before your very eyes!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

     

  • Tiny Tots - Dragon Babies

    Come see a rousing musical performance of fun-loving, little dragons showing off their special abilities in a magical talent show!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Clowning Around

    Burlington the Bear, Bingo the Dog, and a clown named Gus are just a few of the delightful characters under the Big Top!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Tiny Tots - Jellybean Circus

    An elephant, pandas, a rocking horse, goony birds, and an ape are just a few of the many animals you’ll see performing in the Jellybean Circus!

    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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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

     Fe-fi-fo-fum.  A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad who 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

    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:  45 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Tiny Tots - Snow Show

    Enjoy a snow bunny on skis, snowmen (and women), a performing penguin, and other friends in a salute to snow!

    Reminder:  Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6. 

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

    When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller.  Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.’s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.

     

    Show Length: 40 minutes • Recommended Ages: 4 years old - Adult

    Group Discounts only available by phone, through the Box Office: Call (301) 634-5380.

     Please leave a voicemail in the event that we are unable to answer your call.