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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 Monkey & The Pirate

Jun 24 - Jul 19, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Monkey & The Pirate

A monkey, a pirate and a valuable banana treasure all add up to plenty of hilarious fun for the whole family in this rollicking and rambunctious original show! *No show on Fourth of July*

The Pirate Party!

Jul 19, 2pm to approximately 4pm, Special Event.
The Pirate Party!

Join us on the final day of The Monkey & The Pirate for the pirate party! Watch the wonderful, original puppet show, go on a treasure hunt, play pirate games, and enjoy the mermaid's lagoon! Games, prizes, and fun to be had by all! Come dressed as a pirate! Only $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Please, call ahead to make your reservation because this event will sell out!

Goldilocks

Jul 22 - Aug 9, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Goldilocks

The story of the little girl who unexpectedly meets up with the three bears. Ages Pre-K and up. Download Study Guide Here

Old MacDonald

Aug 12 - Aug 30, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Old MacDonald

That famous farmer and his animal friends are making noises and having fun. This delightful show is done with rod puppets and features toddler friendly music and is great sing-along fun. Download the activity guide here. *No Show Sunday, August 16*

My Pet Dinosaur

Sep 2 - Sep 13, 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 and funny original show! Recommended Preschool and up. Download the Study Guide here.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Sep 4 - Sep 5, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

Baby Bear Goes to School

Sep 16 - Oct 4, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Baby Bear Goes to School

Baby Bear is excited about his very first day of school in this cute, charming, musical show told in simple English. Great for preschool up to second grade and for anyone learning English as a second language. Download Study Guide Here and follow this link to find all the songs to practice with your students and children before and after coming to the show!

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Oct 2 - Oct 3, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

Little Bunny's Halloween

Oct 7 - Nov 1, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Little Bunny's Halloween

The perfect puppet show for little folks at Halloween. Cute and funny! Lots of sing alongs and great fun as Little Bunny and his mom explore the fun and not-so-scary side of Halloween. Check out our Study and Activity Guide to bring the Halloween fun home to you! Recommended Preschool to Grade 2

The Little Red Hen

Nov 4 - Nov 8, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Little Red Hen

Who will help the Little Red Hen with all the work it takes to get wheat made into bread? This sing-along show invites lots of audience participation and shares a valuable message about helping each other. Download the Study Guide Here

Imagine This! 2015

Nov 10 - Nov 13, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Imagine This! 2015

Imagine This! is comprised of many different stories written by kids for kids. This annual program is always different. Kenilworth students write original stories and a panel of judges chooses the best to be made into shows by our professional puppeteers using a variety of puppet styles. Expect a lot of FUN!

The Little Red Hen

Nov 14 - Nov 29, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Little Red Hen

Who will help the Little Red Hen with all the work it takes to get wheat made into bread? This sing-along show invites lots of audience participation and shares a valuable message about helping each other. **Theater closed November 26 for Thanksgiving** Download the Study Guide Here

The Night Before Christmas

Dec 2 - Dec 27, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Night Before Christmas

A joyful celebration of Christmas with stories, music, and an amazing array of puppets. For all ages. **Theatre closed on Christmas Day**

Cinderella

Dec 29 - Jan 17, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Cinderella

The girl, the prince, the glass slipper! Lots of laughs and special effects make Cinderella an audience favorite. This show was awarded the UNIMA-USA Citation for Excellence in Puppetry. Download the Study Guide Here

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Jan 1 - Jan 2, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

Cinderella's Ball

Jan 17, 2pm to approximately 4pm, Special Event.
Cinderella's Ball

Dress up like a princess or prince for this very special event! Stay after the show for fun games, yummy snacks, great activities, cool prizes, and very special guests! $15 for adults and children, $10 for members. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

The Adventures of Super Puppy

Jan 20 - Jan 31, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.

When Baby Emily keeps getting into trouble it's up to Super Puppy to save the day. A brand new, orignal show by the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre.

Guest Artist Magical Moonshine Theatre Presents: "Puppylocks and the Three Bears"

Feb 3 - Feb 7, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Magical Moonshine Theatre Presents: "Puppylocks and the Three Bears"

What if The Three Bears were really Teddy Bears? And What if Goldilocks was not a little girl at all, but a golden, mischievous little dog? That is exactly the case is this very funny retelling of the traditional fairytale. Watch this impish little dog do everything wrong in the Bear's house while the bears are off to the Teddybear Circus! Puppylocks is presented with traditional Bohemian style marionettes on a tabletop stage. Recommended 3 and up.

Brought to us by our good friends at http://magicalmoonshine.org/index.htm.

Hotel Saguaro

Feb 10 - Feb 28, Wed-Fri only at 10am
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. Ages Kindergarten and up. Download Study Guide Here

Guest Artist Parasol Puppets Presents: "Little Red Riding Bug"

Mar 2 - Mar 6, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Parasol Puppets Presents: "Little Red Riding Bug"

Little Red Riding Bug is on her way with a basket of goodies to visit her Granny, who flew a little too close to a bug light. But who should Little Red meet on her journey through the grass but the Big, Bad Frog! A cast of hand puppet bugs, including Dr. Pillbug, Little Red's Mama, and a collection of critters on their way to a fancy dress bug ball, illustrate a lively tale loosely based on the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood. Original songs set to vintage honky tonk piano music will make you "buggy" with delight.

Brought to us by our good friends at http://parasolpuppets.com/.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Mar 4 - Mar 5, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

Jack Rabbit & The Easter Basket

Mar 9 - Mar 27, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack Rabbit & The Easter Basket

Sally Johnson has never gotten an Easter Basket. Lost Canyon is just too far away. So, the Easter Bunny asks his cousin Jack Rabbit to help. Cute musical with large rod puppets on the big stage. Great for families of all ages!

Guest Artist Eulenspiegel Puppet Co Presents: "Peter & The Wolf"

Mar 30 - Apr 3, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Eulenspiegel Puppet Co Presents: "Peter & The Wolf"

Listen to Prokofief's beloved music as you watch Peter outsmart the wolf! Eulenspiegel Puppets use beautifully crafted large tabletop puppets and rod puppets to tell this classic tale of a young boy, his grandfather, his pets, and the creatures that live in the meadow and the forest. This piece was written by Sergei Prokofief in 1936 to cultivate musical taste in children and to introduce them to the instruments in the orchestra. It's still a favorite for youth concerts all over the world.

Brought to us by our good friends at http://www.puppetspuppets.com/.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Apr 1 - Apr 2, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

The Three Little Pigs

Apr 6 - May 1, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Little Pigs

The big bad wolf and three little pigs are delightful to watch in this classic story told with large rod puppets. Ages Pre-K and up. Download the Study Guide here.

Rumpelstiltskin

May 4 - May 29, 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 cute and fun. Recommended K to Grade 3.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

May 6 - May 7, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

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