Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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302 W Latham St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 302 W Latham St., Phoenix Directions
+16022622050
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Report | a day ago
I am a child care provider and took my kids to the puppet show, they were fascinated and their imaginations where intrigued. There is no beating a great story. Get there early to get a seat, otherwise you sit on the floor and at my age it gets uncomfortable pretty quick.
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Report | 7 days ago
very nicely done, darling puppet show, loved the "rules" to start out.
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Report | 7 days ago
It was a nice thing to do with the Grandkids. Yes, I would come again. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to visit your theater.
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Report | 8 days ago
This was a great morning outing for my 5 year old and 3 year old. This is one of the first shows that had my YO complete attention and he laughed out loud the whole show.
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Report | 13 days ago
My 5-year old son had a great time!
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Report | 14 days ago
Great time for our 3 and 5 year olds. I would go again and definitely recommend.
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Report | 14 days ago
It's a little worm. No need for a light sweater. Dress for warm weather. It's an older building not sure the air blows in there. Loved watching my children's face smile.
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Report | 17 days ago
Do not have to get there super early. Little little ones (2-3 year olds) might not make it through.
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Report | 20 days ago
It is pretty warm in the theatre, its an old building so ac might not be ran in there.
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Report | 21 days ago
I took my two young granddaughters, aged 6 and 7 to the Monkey and the Pirate. They loved it and I found myself and their mother enjoying it as well. Job well done!!!
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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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