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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.

Three Little Kittens: The Mewsical

Jan 16 - Jan 27, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Three Little Kittens: The Mewsical

The Three Little Kittens who lost their mittens are on the trail of a mischevious thief, a rat! Children will love this musical about the three clever kittens who find their mittens and are rewarded for their hard work. Told with large rod puppets on the big stage. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 45 minutes. Download the activity guide here.

Guest Artist Marionette Ballet Theater Presents: "Sugar Plum Lake"

Jan 30 - Feb 3, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Marionette Ballet Theater Presents: "Sugar Plum Lake"

Enjoy a magical journey through a mythological fairyland. Our guest artist, Marionette Ballet Theater, presents beautiful marionette puppets during this spectacle full of fairy magic. Told to classical music with no dialogue, this show is for all ages to enjoy.

"Romance" Puppet Slam

Feb 1 - Feb 2, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Romance" 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! This month, we welcome back Toybox, America's Favorite Cartoon Witch! Keith Shubert from Asheville, North Carolina performs as Toybox and puts on hilarious and unique hand-crafted puppet shows. It is truly a sight to behold and a performance you do not want to miss.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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