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The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater has long been a mecca for children and is located in beautiful historic Balboa Park, San Diego California. The Puppet Theater was originally part of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. The Exposition was organized to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. The theater still runs weekly live performances for thousands of guests each year.

The puppets want you to know that the City Of San Diego, who owns the building, requires you to wear a Mask while taking in a show... Please protect each other and the children by following their rules!

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The Little Mermaid

August 12-14, 19-21, 26-28


Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Little Mermaid, Last Minute Productions brings forth their version with a twist. Help Muriel, Little Miss Mermaid, tell the story of her Grandmother Cordelia when she was just about Muriel’s age in her journey to turn her slimy tail into a pair of feet and win the love of a handsome prince. Peli the Very Hungry Seagulican and many other creatures try to help in this adventure. Can you? Audience Participation is encouraged to help spin this tall mermaid’s tail.

Puppet Type: Various Forms of Mixed Media Puppetry