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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. Members receive $1 off admission. Adult-only puppet slams are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show.

All tickets are purchased at the theater but advanced family reservations may be made by calling (602) 262-2050. 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 7 - Feb 25, 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. This award-winning show was originally created with The Desert Botanical Garden. Recommended for ages 5 - 12. Download Study Guide here.

Guest Artist Hunter Marionettes Presents: "Penguin In My Pocket"

Feb 28 - Mar 4, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Hunter Marionettes Presents: "Penguin In My Pocket"

A penguin scientist gets help from an artistic monkey in this original marionette show that appears from the puppeteers pockets! This show has lots of audience participation. Recommended for ages 2 - 8.

Springy Flingy Puppet Slam (for adults)

Mar 2 - Mar 3, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
Springy Flingy Puppet Slam (for adults)

Our slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, scary, or edgy shows throughout the night. This month, Kurt Hunter of Hunter Marionettes brings his innovative solo marionette work, including the amazing "Sock Puppet Serenade" which won an UNIMA-USA Citation for Excellence in Puppetry.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 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!

Jack Rabbit & The Easter Basket

Mar 7 - Apr 1, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack Rabbit & The Easter Basket

Lost Canyon, Arizona is too far away for the Easter Bunny, so he gets his cousin, Jack Rabbit to help deliver Sally Johnson's Easter basket. But it's awful far and kind of dangerous! This cute musical is played with large rod puppets on the big stage! Recommended for ages 3 - 12. *The theater will be closed Sunday, March 11 for a private event*

Guest Artist Mesner Puppet Theater Presents: "The Cat Came Back"

Apr 4 - Apr 8, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Mesner Puppet Theater Presents: "The Cat Came Back"

Based on the folk song by Fred Penner, this hilarious show tells the story of Mr Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. This show promises to delight and is great fun for the whole family! Recommended for ages 5 - 12. Download the Study Guide here.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star

Apr 6 - Apr 7, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star

This month we have a special, full-length production instead of our usual Puppet Slam.

What if George Lucas had decided to turn his epic space saga into a musical puppet show? Find out in this wacky parody of Star Wars written by Curt Bright and adapted to puppet theater by Mesner Puppet Theater Artistic Director Mike Horner. Learn more at their website.

This show is open to ages 12 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up.

The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll

Apr 11 - Apr 29, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll

Our most popular original show is back! It's Princess Harriet's birthday and everyone is invited! Fun for the whole family with plenty of singing, sparkles, and smelly foot hilarity! Recommended for ages 3 - 12. Download the Activity Guide here.

The Three Little Pigs

May 1 - May 27, 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. Recommended for ages 3 - 12. Download the Study Guide here.

Daisy's Mazie Wasey Puppet Slam

May 4 - May 5, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
Daisy's Mazie Wasey Puppet Slam

Our slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, scary, or edgy shows throughout the night. This month our guest artists are Jenelle and Katie! Also known as Jen-atie or Ka-nelle, they hail from the rainy town of Portland, Oregon and combine forces to bring puppet shows to adoring crowds. Jenelle also performs regularly as her lovable theatrical clown, Ollie. Katie runs Beady Little Eyes, a puppet event company that puts on multiple puppet slams each year. Together they perform all around the country with their slam pieces and make short puppet films together.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 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 Monkey & The Pirate

May 30 - Jun 24, 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!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jun 27 - Jul 15, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack and the Beanstalk

Our classic show, Jack and the Beanstalk , comes back once again this summer! This wonderful tale is told with hand puppets, unique scenery, a growing beanstalk, and our very own Giant. Download the Study and Activity Guide here. This show is great for ages 4 and up.

Jack Rabbit & the Desert Tortoise

Jul 18 - Jul 29, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack Rabbit & the Desert Tortoise

The classic Aesop tale of the Tortoise and the Hare with a twist! This version is set in old time Arizona and features desert animals, beautiful table-top puppets, and lots of audience interaction. Best for ages 3 and up. Download the Activity Guide Here.

Old MacDonald

Aug 1 - Aug 19, 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, features toddler friendly music, and is great sing-along fun. Recommended for ages 2 - 8. Download the activity guide here.

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