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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

photoDecember 30 – January 4

Jack and the Beanstalk

*HOLIDAY SHOWTIMES Tues – Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Jack is in for a big surprise when he plants his fast growing beans. Will Jack escape the giant, or become a Jack-burger?
Hand puppets - Big Joe Productions

photoLittle Golden Hood

January 7 - 11                          

You thought you knew the story of Little Red Riding Hood? News Flash: We’ve got the real deal here.
Hand puppets
Gaston’s Puppet Show

photoThe Crane Maiden                                      

January 14 – 18

A rescued bird is the secret behind a lonely fisherman’s new found luck in this classic Japanese tale retold with pop culture inspiration.
 Large scale puppets                                          
Millie Patterson and Alison Rushing

photoThe Little Engine That Could

January 21 - 25 and January 28 - February 1

 Little Eddie Engine finds the strength to make it up the hill carrying a present for Bunny Rabbit’s birthday.
 Variety of puppets                                                       
Big Joe Productions

photoThe Three Wishes

February 4 – February 8

A magic fairy grants a poor woodcutter three wishes! Imagine their excitement! Will he and his wife get everything they ever dreamed of?
Hand puppets                                    
Puppet Express and Theater Kids Workshop

photoThe Rabbit in the Moon

February 11 - 15

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

photoQuest for Planet Pork Chop

February 18 –  22

Will Wolf the Bounty Hunter succeed in his mission to take over the Piggy Universe?
Come find out!  Join us for an “out of this world” take on the story of the Three Little Pigs.
Muppet Style Puppets                                                
Zacker’s Puppets

photoChu Chu the Dragon

February 25 – March 1
Celebrating Chinese New Year

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 Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories

March 4 – March 8

Audience participation is key to this story about the transformation of a hungry little caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.
Variety of puppets                                                       
Big Joe Productions

photoThe Magic Well

March 11 – 15

Oops! Heidi fell down the well, but her helpful attitude brings a 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 18 – 22

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

photoCircus Hilarious

March 25 to March 29

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

photoBenito Bunny’s Great Easter Egg Hunt

April 1 – April 5
Open Easter Day – April 5th

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

photoPeter Rabbit

April 8 - 12

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                       

photoWhispers of the Forest

April 15 - 19 and April 21 -  26
Celebrate Earth Day on April 19th

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 29 – May 3

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


May 6 - 10

The miller’s daughter cries for help and a trickster helps her spin straw into gold. When his price proves too much she cries out again. Who will save her now?
Hand puppets                                                              
Millie Patterson’s Weaver’s Tales

photoBum, San Diego’s Official Town Dog

Centennial Celebration Event
5 p.m., Fri. May 8, and 5 p.m., Sat. May 9

Bum loves kids. He also loves to dig and has a huge appetite which can get him into trouble. Billy and Audrey try to rescue Bum, but it is Bum who makes a rescue and becomes a hero. The story is inspired by Marie Hitchcock’s book, A Dog Called Bum.
Table-top puppetry                                                                                          
Balboa Park Puppet Guild Players

photoAnimals, Animals, Animals

May 13 - 17

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 20 – May 25 (Wednesday – Monday)
Memorial Day show times same as weekend.

“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 – Theater Kids Workshop


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