What You'll Get
- $17 for a puppet show for two adults and two children (up to $34 value)
- Click here to see the schedule
- For a story that will finally answer who has a farm with an oink oink here and an oink oink there, see: Old MacDonald (January 25–29)
- To witness the magic that can come from kissing an amphibian, check out: The Frog Prince (March 8–26)
- For a loving rendition of Beatrix Potter’s children’s classic told entirely with music (and puppets), see: Peter Rabbit (March 29–April 16)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2017. Reservation required 24 hours in advice. Limit 8/person. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Not valid for special events or adult evening shows. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.