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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.

Current 2014-15 Family Performance

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™
Adapted by Jon Ludwig
Based on the classic television special
Nov 13 - Dec 28, 2014

Previews: Nov 11 & 12
No shows Nov 27 or Dec 25

Recommended for ages 4 & up
The following dates may still have some availability to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Dec 26, Dec 27 and Dec 28.

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 2014-15 Family Performances

The Stinky Cheese Man
By Paul Mesner Puppets of Kansas City, MO
Based on the book by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith (used by permission)
Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

No shows Jan 1 or Jan 6
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Jack (of Beanstalk fame) guides us through this humorous collection of fairy tale parodies, including a man made of stinky cheese instead of gingerbread!
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The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show
By Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy of Atlanta, GA
Jan 13 - 25, 2015
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Look out! Little Red is ridiní into the Ďhood, the three little pigs are hamming it up, and the Big Bad Wolf is working double-time in this hilarious twisted tangle of tales.
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Rainforest Adventures
Written by Jon Ludwig, Stephanie Kaskel Bogle, and Raylynn Hughes
Directed by Jon Ludwig
Jan 29 - Mar 15, 2015
Previews: Jan 27 & 28
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Anacondas, howler monkeys, and sloths—oh my! Itís a jungle out there in this entertaining and educational peek at the amazing Amazonian rainforest!
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The Joshua Show
By Joshua Holden of New York, NY
Mar 17 - 22, 2015

Recommended for ages 4 & up

When Mr. Nicholas the sock puppet makes an unnerving self-discovery, his soulmate Joshua teaches him to celebrate his differences in this endearing show full of songs, whimsy, and abundant joy.
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By Tears of Joy Theatre of Portland, OR
Based on the book by Janell Cannon (used by permission)
Mar 24 - Apr 4, 2015

No shows Apr 5
Recommended for ages 4 & up

Stellaluna gets lost and lands in a birdís nest. Hanging by her feet, she struggles to adapt to her new home. Why is Stellaluna so different?
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Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show
Adapted by Jon Ludwig
Apr 9 - May 24, 2015
Previews: Apr 7 & 8
Recommended for ages 4 & up

This historical hoedown spins twangy tunes and tales taller than a ten-gallon hat honoring American heroes Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe.
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Photo credits:

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: © Center for Puppetry Arts
  • The Stinky Cheese Man:
  • The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show: Lee Bryan
  • Rainforest Adventures: David Zeiger
  • The Joshua Show: The Joshua Show
  • Stellaluna: Tears of Joy Theatre
  • Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show: Clay Walker

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