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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

photoAugust 31st to September 5th Labor Day

Really Hot Jungle Show

Three shows on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5th

This hand puppet variety show includes Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse and African Tale, Who is in Rabbit's House?
Hand puppets
A Puppet Express/Theatre Kids Workshop Production

photoSeptember 7 – 11 and September 14 – 18 

Tappy Feet

Freddie the Frog is on a journey to find his rhythm friends.  As Freddie tap dances through life he meets Billy Beaver and Woodlawn the Woodpecker.
Big Joe Productions

photoSeptember 21 – 25   &  September 28 to October 2

The Tortoise and The Hare

The hare brags as he challenges the slow, but steady tortoise to a race. Who do you think will win? This full stage production is a real treat for young and old alike.
Variety of Puppets    
Gaston Morineau Puppets

photoOctober 5 – 9

Adventures of the Gingerbread Man

The naughty Gingerbread boy taunts his pursuers as he narrowly escapes danger in his wild journey through the forest, the jungle, the desert and even the Antarctic.
Hand Puppets     
Weaver's Tales 

photoOctober 12 – 16

Magic Purple Potion

A health potion creates strange effects on a cast of crazy Halloween characters. Nothing is scary in this musical comedy of errors.
Hand and Rod Puppets   
Puppet Express and Julies Puppet Creations Production

photoOctober 19 – 23

Polka Dot Ghost

Tommy the ghost has a BIIIIIIG problem; he is just not scary.  Help Tommy get ready for the big night. A witch, a dragon and ghosts make this the perfect Halloween show for all ages.
Life Size Puppets   
Big Joe productions

photoOctober 26 – 30

Witches Brew

Gilda’s plan to become a nice person goes wrong when her older sister, Wanda, accidentally spoils her special brew. You can help Wanda the fix the problem in this un-scary Halloween story.
Hand Puppets   
Weaver’s Tales

photoNovember 2 – 6 & November 9 –13

Monsters Under The Bed

Tommy says there are monsters under his bed! It sounds like rock ‘n roll and smells like dirty socks. Are you brave enough to have a look?
Large puppets with black light    
Julie’s Puppet Creations 

photoNovember 16 – 20

Country Mouse/City Mouse and The Monkey and the Crocodile

A clever monkey outwits a hungry crocodile and a simple country mouse discovers there is no place like home after visiting a cousin in the big city.
Hand Puppets   
Puppet Express and Theatre Kids Workshop Production

photoNovember 23, 25, 26, 27,
November 30 and December 1st at 10am and 11:30am

Santa & the HO HO Thief

Thanksgiving Week:  Wed & Fri, Sat, Sun at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Wanda the witch is mad! Santa and Christmas get all the attention, so she plans to ruin Christmas. Come help Santa and Alfie Elf save Christmas.  Enjoy our Thanksgiving Tradition for the whole family!
A variety of Puppets      
Big Joe Productions

photoDecember 2 & 3, Friday and Saturday night
Evening Shows: 6 pm, 7 pm & 8 pm (no daytime shows)

December Nights FREE Performances
A Christmas Carol

This beloved holiday story is told with animal hand puppets.
Full stage production created and performed by
Balboa Park Puppet Guild Players 


photoDecember 7 - 11

The Merry Christmas Show

Watch an elf build a snowman, cookies dance out of the oven and a frisky mouse nibble on a Gingerbread House and more sugar sweet acts in this holiday variety show.
Hand Puppets   
Puppet Express and Weaver’s Tales Production

photoDecember 14 – 18    

Cindy the Elf

Cindy, the youngest elf in Santa’s workshop, and her dog, Francis, prove their worth when they solve the mystery of missing Christmas presents.
Czech-style Rod Marionettes   
Animal Cracker Conspiracy

photoDecember 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Benito Bunny's Great Christmas Adventure 

Monday thru Friday: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm
No Shows Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Santa cannot find the toys he was to deliver for Christmas. Benito Bunny
comes to the rescue and helps Santa in his greatest adventure yet.
Hand Puppets    
Gaston Morineau Puppets

photoDecember 26 – January 1


Monday – Sunday: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Princess Phoebe is from a far off land to marry Prince William.  But the Queen does not believe she is a real princess.  So the Queen has a test.  Will Phoebe prove she is a real princess?
Full Stage Marionette Production    
Big Joe Productions


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