$17 for a Puppet Show for Two Children and Two Adults at Great Arizona Puppet Theater ($34 Value)

Downtown Phoenix

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Children's theater is a great way to gently introduce kids to theater before they realize that most plays are just about sad guys talking. Get kid-friendly kicks with this Groupon.

The Deal

$17 for a family pack of puppet-show tickets ($34 Total Value)

  • Two children's tickets (a $7 value each)
  • Two adult tickets (a $10 value each)

Guests can redeem their tickets for any regular puppet show. Upcoming performances include classics such as Cinderella, The Little Red Hen, and Goldilocks, and holiday stories including Little Bunny's Halloween and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Demonstrating inventive takes on old myths is par for the course at Great Arizona Puppet Theater, whose adaptation of Cinderella won the 2010 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in puppetry. Behind the scenes, professional puppeteers guide the characters through kid-friendly narratives, both ancient and original. Their performances often include a timely moral that parents can discuss with children with the help of accompanying study guides, which encourage guests to analyze themes and ask questions such as "how can puppets talk if they have no brains?"

The puppet masters have more than 50 tales in their collective memory. They perform them in the historical, hand-painted theater space five days a week, as well as at area schools and functions. By crafting scripts that address Arizonian themes, including the conservation of endangered condors and figures in Native American folklore, they hope to educate and engage their young spectators. Guests can interact with the stories even further by adopting puppets from the onsite gift shop or by attending a private party, where they create their own hand puppets out of paper bags. Additionally, seasonal adult shows prove that puppetry can be as edgy as any other art form.

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    Downtown Phoenix

    302 West Latham Street

    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

    602-262-2050

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In a Nutshell

Puppets regale audiences with magical shows, such as Cinderella, and original stories, such as Little Bunny's Halloween

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 19th, 2014. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 Family Packs per family. May buy additional as gifts. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Can be used for all regular scheduled programming. Cannot be used for special events or adult puppet slams. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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