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Upcoming Shows And Events

Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Member tickets are $6 for children and $9 for adults. Adult-only puppet slams are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show.

All tickets are purchased at the theater. Call (602) 262-2050 for school and group rates.

Previews for some of our shows are available on the Previews Page.

The Frog Prince

Mar 8 - Mar 26, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Frog Prince

A spoiled princess learns how to be a friend from a frog in this cute show told with rod and shadow puppets. Recommended K and up. *This show will be on Saturday, March 25 at 10am and 2pm as part of the National Day of Puppetry*

National Day of Puppetry

Mar 25, 10 am to approximately 4pm.
National Day of Puppetry

One day only - come celebrate the National Day of Puppetry with a full day of puppet shows, parades, crafts, face painting, and prizes! We will have a parade and show at the top of every hour from 10am - 3pm with the event ending around 4pm. (See our home page for a full schedule of all the shows.) Tickets are only $10 per person and gives access to the entire event all day. You may come and go as you please. We will have snacks for sale from The Coronado Cafe.

Peter Rabbit

Mar 29 - Apr 16, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Peter Rabbit

Based on Beatrix Potter's classic story about a little rabbit that gets into Mr. McGregor's garden. Will the farmer find him? Will Peter find his way back to his loving family? Told entirely to music (no words) by lively hand puppets and a large rod puppet farmer. Laughs, suspense and fun, even for those who don't understand English. Recommended preschool - grade 3.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Apr 7 - Apr 8, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Our puppet slams are filled with short puppetry pieces by puppeteers from our theater, independent artists around the valley, and puppeteers from around the country. This month we are so proud to host Guest Artist Phillip Huber, a world-renowned marionette artist known for his work in the films Being John Malkovich and The Great and Powerful Oz! See examples of his work and follow him on Facebook.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of the show. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Check out our adult slam page for more information.

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Japan Week Celebration

Apr 19 - Apr 23, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Japan Week Celebration

Performers from Edo Marionette Troupe are coming all the way from Japan to perform their original work. Introduction and translation by the amazing Grego, puppeteer & musician. Question and answer session to follow after the show.

Big Bug Circus

Apr 26 - May 14, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Big Bug Circus

An amazing circus featuring bugs as the performers! This show is performed with table-top marionettes and our puppeteer acts as the Circus Ring Master. Ages 4 & up. *Sunday, April 30 is the Member's Only party! See below for more information.*

Member's Only Party

Apr 30, 2pm to approximately 4pm, Special Event.
Member's Only Party

Our Member's Only party includes a special performance of "The Big Bug Circus" as well as games, puppet crafts, free snacks, and a very special bug-frieldly guest. This party is free for members and the event is closed to members only. See our Membership Page for information on how to join us!

For Adults: Puppet Slam

May 5 - May 6, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Our puppet slams are filled with short puppetry pieces by puppeteers from our theater, independent artists around the valley, and puppeteers from around the country. This May we are excited to host Guest Artist Honey Goodenough, a puppeteer, producer, and clown based in New York City. Honey is a four-time recipient of Heather Henson's Puppet Slam Network grant and has toured her cabaret style marionette pieces through them. She was also chosen to perform at the 2012 National Festival Slam in Atlanta. Learn more and view examples of her work at her website.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of the show. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Check out our adult slam page for more information.

The Three Wishes

May 17 - May 21, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Wishes

Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! A kind-hearted woodcutter and his wife are granted three wishes by a wood elf, and use them in increasingly silly ways in this charming European folk tale told with hand puppets. Recommended K and up.

Rapunzel

May 24 - Jun 11, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Rapunzel

This classic story magically unfolds from an antique trunk. Perfomed with rod marionettes. Good for K and up.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jun 14 - Jul 2, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.

Our classic show, Jack and the Beanstalk , comes back once again this summer! This wonderful tale is told with hand puppets, special effects, and our very own Giant. Performed by our newest puppeteer, Gavin Cummins. Photos coming soon.

My Pet Dinosaur

Jul 5 - Jul 16, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
My Pet Dinosaur

What happens when young Arthur gets a pet dinosaur egg for his birthday? Will the egg hatch? How will Arthur's pet parrot feel about the new addition to the family? Will his mother approve? Find out in this adorable, funny, original show! Recommended Preschool and up. Download the Study Guide here.

Rumpelstiltskin

Jul 26 - Aug 13, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Rumpelstiltskin

A hilarious version of the classic tale about the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name and the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold. Rod marionettes and a little bit of magic make this show special for the whole family. Recommended K to Grade 3. *Please note: No 2pm show on Saturday, Aug 5*

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Aug 16 - Sep 3, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Before the three Goats Gruff can cross the bridge, they must outwit a hungry troll. Lots of audience participation in addition to hand and rod puppets help to tell this exciting story. Recommended Preschool and up. Download the study guide here.

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