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PUPPETS AT PLAY:
Center Productions Available on DVD



American Tall Tales | Beauty & the Beast | Dinosaurs

Enjoy the magic of the Center for Puppetry Arts at home or at school! Each DVD in our PUPPETS AT PLAY series is a complete package of engaging entertainment suitable for all ages. Our Widestage, Special Gold Editions bring together the delightful tunes, friendly puppets and imaginative fun that audiences have enjoyed at the Center for over a quarter century.

Teachers and parents can download study guides full of educational activities which complement each of the DVDs!

In addition to the performance, each digitally mastered DVD includes behind-the-scenes secrets for the show and a Center overview.

Download the trailer!

If you are a school, library or educational facility interested in purchasing the DVDs, click here for information on adding the DVDs to your collection.


American Tall Tales
by Jon Ludwig

American Tall Tales

Telly Award Winner! Read the Press Release

Read the review in School Library Journal. PDF

American heroes spin tales taller than a ten-gallon hat in this historic hoedown! Learn all about the folks behind the lore as Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox invent logging; Native-American Hekeke saves her tribe from a people-eating ogre; African-American John Henry becomes a steel-driving man; and western cowboy Pecos Bill tames a tornado! Hand-and-rod puppets, shadow puppets and twangy tunes capture the can-do spirit of this land made for you and me!

Special Features:
· Digitally mastered audio and video (50:00)
· The Center for Puppetry Arts story (5:30)
· Behind-the-Scenes – see how the magic of the show is done! (3:25)

$19.95

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The Shoemaker & the Elves
Adapted by Bobby Box and Lorna Howley
Based on the story by The Brothers Grimm Directed by Bobby Box


Poor Mel Footmeyer! He and his devoted wife, Tootsie, are in danger of losing the shoe shop they've owned for 42 years. Enter two bumbling Elves, Gino and Frankie, with a knack for making chic shoes and a yearning for cheesecake. Hand-and-rod puppets, shadow puppets, and a swinging 1940s score come together in this humorous and heartwarming show based on the original tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Special Features:
· Digitally mastered audio and video (47:12)
· The Center for Puppetry Arts story (5:30)
· Behind-the-Scenes – see how the magic of the show is done! (2:45)

$14.95

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Dinosaurs
by Jon Ludwig

Dinosaurs

You’ll ROAR with delight when you take a trip back in time to the land of leaping lizards! Travel with Francine the songbird and her mother on a magical, pre-historic adventure to discover primeval predators and more. Kids will learn fascinating dino-facts as erupting volcanoes, toe-tappin’ tunes and life-like hand, rod and body puppets make this colossal creation come to life.

Special Features:
· Digitally mastered audio and video (44:40)
· The Center for Puppetry Arts story (5:30)
· Behind-the-Scenes – see how the magic of the show is done! (3:15)

$19.95

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Phone: 404.881.5134
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Thanks to Creative Digital Group for filming and producing the DVDs.

Thanks to Freebairn & Co. for designing the DVD packaging.




A scene from the production of American Tall Tales





A scene from the production of The Shoemaker & the Elves





A scene from the production of Dinosaurs