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The Center presents a wide variety of family fun, including innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic new works by the Center’s company as well as other American and international artists. Advance purchase is highly recommended because performances often sell out.

Current 2015-16 Family Performance

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™
Based on the classic television special
Adapted by Jon Ludwig
Directed by Tim Sweeney
Nov 12 - Dec 27, 2015
Previews: Nov 10 & 11
No shows Nov 26 or Dec 25

Recommended for ages 4 & up

Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us!
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Upcoming 2015-16 Family Performances

By Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy of Atlanta, GA
Dec 29, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

No shows Jan 1
Recommended for ages 4 & up

This one-man "tour de farce" combines found-object puppets and plenty of audience participation to retell the classic story of a puppet’s journey to becoming a real, live boy.
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Brother Coyote and Sister Fox
By Thistle Theatre of Seattle, WA
Jan 13 - 24, 2016
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Quick-witted Sister Fox stays one step ahead of Brother Coyote in this delightful Mexican folktale with English, Spanish, and plenty of chickens!
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Written and directed by Jon Ludwig
Jan 28 - Mar 10, 2016
Previews: Jan 26 & 27
Recommended for ages 4 & up

People of Earth, prepare to be amazed! Blast off with an alien rock-n-roll band on a galactic journey of discovery. This original, out-of-this-world musical is a fun-filled exploration of the final frontier!
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The Sound of Music
By Salzburg Marionette Theatre of Salzburg, Austria
Mar 12, 2016 -
Recommended for ages 4 & up

The acclaimed Austrian marionette company’s enchanting, world-class adaptation features all your favorite songs from the classic musical.

"A mesmerizing spectacle." ~ The New York Times
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Galapagos George,
The Little Tortoise That Could

By Barefoot Puppets of Richmond, VA
Mar 11 - Apr 3, 2016

No shows March 12 and March 27
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Journey to the far-off Galapagos Islands and meet George, the last tortoise of his kind. This uplifting eco-fable tells the true story of the famous, not-so-little tortoise and the islands he called home.
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Beauty & the Beast
Adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig
Apr 7 - May 22, 2016
Previews: Apr 5 & 6
Recommended for ages 4 & up

In this fun and funky adaptation of the classic tale, trash is turned into treasure and true love prevails in a modern day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops, and exercise videos!
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Photo credits:

  • The Tortoise, the Hare, & Other Aesop's Fables: © Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Peter Pan: Clay Walker
  • The 3 Little Pigs & More: Courtesy of Grey Seal Puppets
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Clay Walker
  • Pinocchio: Johanna Kimberl
  • Brother Coyote and Sister Fox: Diane Pavelin
  • SPACE!: Clay Walker
  • The Sound of Music: Courtesy of Salzburg Marionette Theatre
  • Galapagos George, the Little Tortoise That Could: Warren Johnson
  • Beauty & the Beast: Clay Walker

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