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  • Aladdin! (and his wonderful lamp)

    From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original “one thousand and one Arabian nights,” full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses, and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting theater.

     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 - Teddy Bear's Picnic

    Baby Bear has a picnic for his friends. They bring food to share and entertain one another with hilarious results!

    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 - 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

  • Len Piper's Pinocchio

    This life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper, has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Originally performed in Hollywood and Hawaii, critics hail the production as “A Masterpiece!” and rave, “The underwater ballet alone is worth the price of admission!”

     

    Running time:  50 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    The timeless tale of a beastly prince who learns to live outside himself and discovers courage, companionship, trust, and love in the heart of a merchant's daughter. The grandeur of Czarist Russia provides the design inspiration for both the scenery and the elegant half life-size marionettes.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages5-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., 'Sleeping Beauty' combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small!

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages3 1/2-Adult

    Group Discounts only available through the Box Office. Call (301) 634-5380.
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  • 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 - Baby Bear's Birthday

    You are invited to a BIG birthday bash! Please join Baby Bear as all of his special Teddy Bear friends perform their very best circus tricks as a great, big birthday surprise!

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

    Running Time: 30 minutes   Recommended: Ages 2 - 4

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” is a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener.  The performance includes an introduction to the Art of Puppetry: How to make a simple hand puppet, and how to manipulate rod puppets and marionettes.

     

    Running time:  40 minutes • Recommended Ages3 1/2-9

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