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Madcap Puppets

Madcap Puppets performs

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

1/21/24, 1pm FREE, advanced registration required

Venture down the yellow brick road as Madcap Puppets gives a refreshingly funny take on this classic family-friendly story featuring Dorothy Gale and her best friends; The Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow.


River City Puppets performs

Tales for the Queen

2/11/24, 1pm FREE, advanced registration required

FREE; advanced registration required

River City Puppets is a national touring puppet theatre that creates original performances for a live audience.

Puppetry, music, and masterful storytelling are central to every River City Puppets performance. Your will be absolutely mesmerized. The show run approximately 50 minutes and include a short puppet demonstration.


Frisch Marionettes

Jungle Book 

performed by Frisch Marionettes

3/17, 1pm FREE; registration required


Mowgli…stolen from his mother at birth, and raised in the jungle by wolves, must face his destiny as a man when ShereKhan threatens him and peace in the jungle. ­Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Enjoy this classic story told through the creative handmade marionettes by Kevin Frisch! A delight for all ages.


ages 3+

45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session!

Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Performed by Playhouse in the Park

April 21, 1pm; FREE; advanced registration required

Dramatized by LE CLANCHÉ DU RAND

Based on the book by C.S. LEWIS

Recommended for ages 5 and up

In Narnia — a land of talking animals, mythical creatures and eternal winter — the White Witch holds power over all. Any who dare dissent are turned instantly into stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through an enchanted wardrobe, and her fantastical adventure signals the fulfillment of a prophecy and great change to come. Step through the wardrobe with Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund in this tour-de-force, two‐actor adaptation of the beloved and heroic tale of good’s triumph over evil.


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