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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.

Old MacDonald

Jun 22 - Jul 10, 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 Monday, July 4 (closed)*

Goldilocks

Jul 13 - Aug 7, 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

The Monkey & The Pirate

Aug 10 - Aug 28, 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!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Aug 31 - Sep 18, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Before the Goats Gruff can cross the bridge, they must outwit a hungry troll. Fun, excitement and lots of audience participation. Recommended Preschool and up. Download the study guide here.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Sep 2 - Sep 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.

Jack Rabbit & the Desert Tortoise

Sep 21 - Oct 9, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack Rabbit & the Desert Tortoise

The classic Aesop's story of the Tortoise and the Hare, set in old time Arizona. Preschool and up. Download the Activity Guide Here.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Oct 7 - Oct 8, 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 12 - Oct 30, 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

Imagine This! 2016

Nov 2 - Nov 6, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Imagine This! 2016

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 9 - Dec 4, 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 24 for Thanksgiving** Download the Study Guide Here

The Elves & The Shoemaker

Dec 7 - Dec 24, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Elves & The Shoemaker

Santa's elves come to help a poor shoemaker and his wife in this musical holiday favorite. Ages K and up. Download the Study Guide here

Cinderella

Dec 27 - Jan 22, 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. *Sunday, January 22 is a special event, Cinderella's Ball! See below for more event details.* Download the Study Guide Here

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Jan 6 - Jan 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.

Guest Artists The Independent Eye Presents: "King Lear"

Jan 13 - Jan 14, 8pm Fri and Sat.
Guest Artists The Independent Eye Presents: "King Lear"

Two actors. Twenty puppets. Shakespeare's fiery text. Lear is the puppeteer of his own puppet show, the solo human in his motherless kingdom of power and commodity. Like Dante's damned souls, caught in a perpetual hell particular to each, Lear obsessively plays out his loss of power, friendship, shelter, sanity, and at last even hope. The Fool is his withered soul, an acid clown who torments Lear, stage-manages his story, and finally disappears into Lear's madness. Sprung from The Independent Eye's series of landmark actor/puppet stagings - Macbeth, The Tempest, Frankenstein, Descent of Inanna - this King Lear features Conrad Bishop as Lear, Elizabeth Fuller as the Fool, with Fuller's music score in a warm, inviting setting that offers some shelter against the storm.

Brought to us by our good friends at http://independenteye.org/stage.

Cinderella's Ball

Jan 22, 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!

Goldilocks

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 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

Guest Artist Paul Zaloom Presents: "What's Going on Here, Beakman?"

Feb 1 - Feb 5, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Paul Zaloom Presents: "What's Going on Here, Beakman?"

The family friendly, live stage show is based on creator Jok Church's question-answering scientist Beakman from the syndicated column U Can with Beakman and Jax and TV's long running hit show, Beakman's World. Broadcast across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Korea, Taiwan, Colombia, and 20 other countries, Beakman's World has been highly acclaimed by teachers, parents, critics, and, most importantly, kids, for its compelling and appealing science content.

Brought to us by our good friends at http://www.beakmanlive.com/index.html.

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Feb 3 - Feb 4, 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.

Hotel Saguaro

Feb 8 - Feb 26, 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 Puppet Art Presents: "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks"

Mar 1 - Mar 5, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Puppet Art Presents: "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks"

Using the magic of blacklight, Puppet Art Theater transports the audience deep into an ocean environment where they join Goldilocks the Mermaid under the sea as she looks for adventure and finds nothing but trouble. Fish hooks, crazy clams, silly sea horses, giant octopus, and a family of man-eating sharks! Will Goldilocks escape? Will she stop looking for adventure and go back to school? Find out in "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks."

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

For Adults: Puppet Slam

Mar 3 - Mar 4, 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 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.

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

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.

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.

Rapunzel

Apr 26 - May 14, 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. **This show will be performed on Saturday, April 20th at 10am and 2pm as usual as a part of our Special Event: The National Day of Puppetry.**

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