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Schedule of Performances


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Winter Hours
Labor Day to Memorial Day
Wed, Thurs, Friday:
10am & 11:30am
Sat/Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wed Thru Sunday:
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

General Admission: $5.00
Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are Free
Group discounts for groups of 10 or more

Group Prices:
Groups of 10 to 25 paying customers get a 10% discount
Groups of 25 or more paying customers get a 20% discount

Winter Hours in Effect
from Labor Day to Memorial Day

Wed.,Thurs., Fri.10am & 11:30am
Sat. & Sun. 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

photoChu Chu the Dragon

February 3 – 7
Celebrating Chinese New Year February 8th

A red dragon steals an old woman’s good luck pearl and troubles begin as her sons try to win back the pearl and the family good fortune.
Hand puppets                                                             
Millie Patterson’s Weaver’s Tales

photoThe Rabbit in the Moon

February 10 - 12

A tricky rabbit won’t give the coyote a break in this traditional Mexican folk tale.
Hand puppets                                                              
Gaston’s Puppets


February 13th - 14th

Join us as we see lives intersect at the Park in this clown/improv/puppetry show
for the whole family.
Gaston’s Puppets

photoGiddy Goat 
(Based on the book by Jamie Rix) 

February 17 - 21

Being a mountain goat is no fun when you are afraid of heights. Come help Giddy overcome his fear and gain a friend along the way.
Muppet style puppets
Zacker’s Puppets

photoThe Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories           

February 24 – 28

Audience participation and three short stories make this a fun show for the little ones. 
Variety of puppets                                                       
Big Joe Productions


March 2 – March 6

The Crocodile, the Boy and the Kind Deed

Long ago on the African savanna a boy saw a crocodile stranded between a dry lagoon and the sea, fighting for his life in the hot sun. The boy takes pity on the crocodile and carries him to the sea. The grateful crocodile promises to repay the boy's kindness. Time passes. Then, one day the crocodile felt he would like to eat the boy, but somehow the crocodile's conscience troubled him. He decides to ask for the opinion of the other animals on the savanna, "Is this any way to repay a kind deed?" Find out what happens in The Crocodile, the Boy and the Kind Deed.
Strings & Things Puppet Theatre

photoThe Magic Well

March 9 – 13

Oops! Heidi fell down the well, but her helpful attitude brought reward from Mother Holly. Her lazy sister followed her path, but wasn’t so lucky.
Marionettes and rod puppets                               
Millie Patterson’s Weavers Tales

photoGoldilocks and the Three Little Bunnies        

March 16 – 20

Goldilocks is lost and stumbles on the house of the three little bunnies.  Will she find her way home? Will the bunnies help her?  Come to the theater and meet Papa, Mama and Baby Bunny.
Full Stage Marionette Production                                     
Big Joe Productions

photoBenito Bunny’s Great Easter Egg Hunt   

March 23 – 27    
Open Easter, March 27th

Freddy Fox has stolen the supply of Easter eggs. Come find out how Benito Bunny finds his missing eggs.
Hand puppets                                                              
Gaston’s Puppets

photoPeter Rabbit   

March 30 – April 3

The mischievous vegetarian rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin, find big trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden.
Hand puppets                                                  
Puppet Express Show performed by Weavers Tales  

photoCircus Hilarious

April 6 - 10

Keep your eyes on the center ring in this celebration of circus traditions where friendship is the true path to fame and fortune
Large format puppets                                                      
Animal Cracker Conspiracy

photoWhispers of the Forest

April 13 – 17 and April 20 - 24
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

Gamoola the Great Tree is in danger of the wood cutter’s ax. Will his animal friends be able to save him?
Larger than life puppets                             
Julie’s Puppet Creations

photoPrincess and the Pea

April 27 – May 1

Princess Haiku, from a far off land, must prove she is a real princess and a worthy bride for the prince.
Full Stage Marionette Production                                                                 
Big Joe Productions


May 4 - 8

A magical trickster returns to collect his terrible price for helping the miller’s daughter to do the impossible: spin straw into gold. Who will come to her rescue now?
Hand puppets                                                              
Millie Patterson’s Weaver’s Tales

photoPeter and the Wolf

May 11 – 15

A retelling of Prokoviefs classic "Peter and the Wolf"
Made possible in part by the Jim Henson Foundation
As Peter cleans and rearranges his grandfather’s workshop he discovers a journal which when read brings to life the objects in the workshop.   
Table top, shadow, and object puppetry
Max Dailey Puppets

photoAnimals, Animals, Animals

May 18 - 22

Big Joe shares three short animal stories including favorites: How Much is that Doggie in the Window, and The Rock and Roll Rabbit.
Shadow, string and hand puppets                                                         
Big Joe Productions

photoTwo Frog Stories and a Spider Song

May 25 – May30 (Wednesday – Monday)
(3 shows added on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30)

“I’m a wide mouth frog and I eat flies,” claims the wide mouth frog in this funny story. In Princess Elena’s Golden Ball, frog finds the lost ball in the well, but a playful dog gets the credit.
Hand puppets/Ventriloquism                             
Eva Kvaas – Theatre Kids Workshop


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