Each week, we feature a different show for youth and family audiences. Reserve tickets below, or call the box office at 617-731-6400 x 101. For more info, visit our Frequently Asked Questions, see shows and events in Calendar View, check our Hours & Directions, or view Ticket Prices.
Summer Puppet Adventures!
Three Billy Goats Gruff
by Puppet Art Theater Company
Aug 24-25 (Sat-Sun) | 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
This fairy tale adventure starts off with a race between the Tortoise and the Hare. When the race crosses the bridge, the animals wake up the Grumpy Old Troll. When three Billy Goats try to trip-trap their way across, they find the way blocked. Will Little Billy, his older sister Brittany, and their father Bruno find a way to outwit the Troll so they can enjoy the field of green, green grass? Find out in this hilarious comedy featuring colorful puppet characters and lots of audience interactivity.
Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees
Aug 31-Sept 2 (Sat-Mon) | 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. "Lollipops for Breakfast" is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.
The Bella Show: BUGS!
by Brenda Huggins and Phil Berman
Sept 7-8 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Join two friendly performers and their furry pal Bella Monster for stories and songs all about bugs and life in the garden. This performance includes familiar favorites such as "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as well as original songs such as "I've Got a Leg Up on You!" "The Bella Show" features live music, interactive play, short puppetry vignettes, and MORE, all designed for our youngest audience members (and their grown ups!).
The Three Pigs and Other Tales
by Deborah Costine Nature Puppets
Sept 14-15 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
See your favorite pig pals brought to life in this delightful show for our youngest audiences. Kids will love these classic stories retold in Deborah Costine’s modern, gentle style. “The Three Pigs”, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and “Stone Soup” all play out as mesmerizing shadow characters on a whimsical stage. The puppeteer remains visible throughout, where she can talk and interact with her young fans.
The Frog Prince and Other Frogs
by Perry Alley Theatre
Sept 21-22 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Puppetry, music, and storytelling combine in this hilarious production about the wonderful world of Frogs. In "Frog, He Did a Courtin' Go," Mr. Frog does his best to marry Miss Mousie and avoid getting swallowed by a snake. Then, an enterprising frog attempts to replace the Big Bad Wolf in a very silly version of "Little Red Riding Hood." In "Frog and Eggplant," a magical spirit allows a dreary frog to trade places with...a vegetable. Finally, in “The Frog Prince,” an enchanted frog helps a very nearsighted Princess to finally see things clearly. Lots of live music and audience interaction make this production a fun, froggy experience!
by Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets
Sept 28-29 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
A newly-formed butterfly, a wriggling tadpole, a soaring eagle, a school of fish. Ecological systems and endangered animals all come to life in the internationally-acclaimed show "Animalia," exploring the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom. Puppeteer Hobey Ford breaks out of the traditional puppet booth, turning the whole theater into his performance stage, as animals swoop over the audience with realistic movement. The enchanting, wordless performance is set to lively music. Don't miss this inspiring show, rarely performed in the Northeast!
Sock Monkey Circus
by Good Hearted Entertainment
October 5-6 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Get ready to monkey around with the silliest circus you've ever seen! This performance features the magical talents of host "Funny Honey" and her clever monkeys, who are trained to juggle, dance, and swing on a flying trapeze. No matter how hard she tries, the monkeys outsmart Funny Honey every time. With masterful marionettes, lots of laughs, and audience interaction, Sock Monkey Circus is a delight for our youngest audiences.
Sir George and the Dragon
by Pumpernickel Puppets
October 12-13 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
October 14 (Mon) | 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course, a lovable dragon. Everything ends happily in this fun and festive fairy tale about the unlikeliest of friends. Then, get ready to move and groove with Pumpernickel's extraordinary walk-around puppets who will bring a swing to your step and a smile to your face!
Legend of the Snow Queen
by Puppet Bucket Productions
October 19-20 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Friendship, magic, and adventure take the stage in this fantastical production celebrating compassion and kindness. Gerda sets off on a journey to save her friend Kai, who has vanished mysteriously. Aided with an enchanted sword, she enters into a magical realm, where a misfit group of creatures helps her to harness the power of her own unique gifts. Will her warmth and kindness be enough to melt the Snow Queen's heart? Find out in this epic new show, featuring gorgeous action-figure inspired puppets, original music, and a skillful team of puppeteers.
The Fairy Tailor
by Sarah Nolen, Resident Artist
October 26-27 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Meet the Fairy Tailor, hard at work in her enchanted shop, where dressing racks and laundry baskets are known to have a mind of their own. Watch as she transforms everyday garments into extraordinary characters, and shares stories of bravery, from “Little Red Riding Hood(ie),” to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” With the audience’s help, the Fairy Tailor summons the courage to take a stand against a giant, crafting a solution that combines cleverness with creativity. This whimsical, interactive production is guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages.
created by Paul Vincent Davis
performed by Brad Shur
October 31-November 1 (Thurs-Fri) | 10:30 am
November 2-3 (Sat-Sun) | 1:00 & 3:00 pm
"Raccoon Tales" features three humorous vignettes inspired by Native American just-so stories: "How the Fox and the Raccoon Trick Each Other," "Why the Blue Jay is Blue and the Gray Wolf Isn’t," and "Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail." Along the way, we'll meet lots of animal characters, from a beautiful blue jay to a bumbling bear. Each story is brought to life with beautifully-designed hand puppets and scenery originally created by Master Puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis.