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Upcoming Shows And Events

Tickets are $8 for children and $12 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Members receive $2 off admission.

Adult-only puppet slams are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

All tickets are purchased at the theater but advanced family reservations may be made by calling 602-262-2050 ext. 4. School and group rates must make arrangements in advance. Most of our shows in the theater are just under an hour.

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

Hotel Saguaro

Feb 6 - Feb 24, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Hotel Saguaro

Grandpa Saguaro tells little Sammy Saguaro the importance of the saguaro cactus in the desert and to the many animals that live there too. This award-winning show was originally created with The Desert Botanical Garden. Recommended for ages 5 - 12. Run time approximately 45 minutes. Download study guide here.

Guest Artist Brad Shur Presents: "Cardboard Explosion!"

Feb 27 - Mar 3, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Brad Shur Presents: "Cardboard Explosion!"

Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! "Carboard Explosion!" brings four 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. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

"Action/Thriller" Puppet Slam

Mar 1 - Mar 2, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Action/Thriller" Puppet Slam

Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, wild, or romantic performances all in one night! Guest artist Brad Shur joins our local slammers and musicians in March. He is the lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets based in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is currently touring with action-filled choose-your-own-adventure puppet shows that use nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Puppet Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up.

Big Bug Circus

Mar 6 - Mar 24, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Big Bug Circus

An amazing circus featuring talented bugs as the performers! This show is performed with table-top marionettes, an exciting soundtrack, and a puppeteer who acts as the Ring Master. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Run time approximately 45 minutes.

Dragons, Ladies, & Tigers

Mar 27 - Mar 31, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Dragons, Ladies, & Tigers

Traditional Chinese folktales are brought to life with beautiful handmade shadow puppets in this GAPT original show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Run time approximately 50 minutes.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Apr 3 - Apr 21, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Tale of 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? Lively hand puppet Rabbits and a large rod puppet Farmer help tell this tale entirely to music with no dialogue. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes. Download the activity guide here.

"Fantasy" Puppet Slam

Apr 5 - Apr 6, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Fantasy" Puppet Slam

Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, fantastic, or poignant performances all in one night! Guest artist, Katherine Fahey, joins our regular slammer and musicians this month. Katherine is a puppeteer and long-time designer, she embodies a community of musicians, artists, and writers where elegance and authenticity are signal virtues. She was drawn to shadow puppetry because of its accessible, intimate, and communal nature. She is famous in the puppetry world for creating beautiful, hand-crafted "crakie" (moving scenery) performances.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Like our Adult Slam Facebook page to stay up to date on all upscoming Puppet Slams!

Goldilocks

Apr 24 - May 5, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Goldilocks

The classic story of the little girl who unexpectedly meets up with the three bears. Told with hand puppets, this adorable show is a delight. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes. Download the study and activity guide here.

"Sci Fi" Puppet Slam

May 3 - May 4, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Sci Fi" Puppet Slam

Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by professional puppeteers. You may see funny, spooky, or edgy shows throughout the night. Each month we have one special guest artist.

This month we are proud to welcome back Animal Cracker Conspiracy! San Diego based artists Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn created Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a contemporary collaborative hybrid puppet company invested in peering under the surface of things and pushing the boundaries of live kinetic performance.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Like our Adult Slam Facebook page to stay up to date on all the wonderful Slam Stuff!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

May 8 - May 26, Wed-Fri at 10am only
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! Hand and rod puppets and lots of help from the audience are used to tell this exciting story. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 45 minutes. Download the study guide here.

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