Coming this holiday season to the Great AZ Puppet Theater are The Leprechaun and the Reindeer, Bad Turkey Puppet Slam, and Cinderella. More details below!
"THE LEPRECHAUN AND THE REINDEER": In this heart-warming musical, Pat O'Flynn the leprechaun is having a wee bit of trouble with his leprechaun magic, so he travels all the way to the North Pole to look for a job. There he makes friends with a baby reindeer and the rest is history! Recommended for kindergarten -- 3rd grade.
Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8
"BAD TURKEY PUPPET SLAM": Part of an ongoing series of puppet shows for grownups, the Slam brings together cutting-edge puppeteers presenting new short works. Outrageous, moving, bawdy, controversial -- expect the unexpected! Featuring Guest Artist Rock'n'Roll Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes from New York! Dubbed by New York Magazine as one of the "Ten New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny," according to Backstage "Carla Rhodes isn't your typical ventriloquist.... She's intent on shaking up the norm...." Carla Rhodes is bringing ventriloquism screaming into the 21st century! http://www.carlarhodes.net AGES 18+. $10 if paid AT LEAST 24 HRS. IN ADVANCE, $12 day-of-show. 8:00pm both nights.
December 26-January 13
"CINDERELLA": A beautiful girl, a wicked step-family, a fairy godmother, a handsome prince and transparent footwear all add up to true love, lots of laughs and happily-ever-after in this extremely popular version of the famous fairy tale performed with elegant hand puppets. This production won the UNIMA-USA award for Excellence in Puppetry. Recommended for preschool -- 4th grade.
SHOWTIMES (unless otherwise noted): Wednesdays through Fridays at 10am; Saturdays at 10am & 2pm; Sundays at 2pm.
PRICES (unless otherwise noted): $6 for children 2 and up, $9 for adults.
The Great AZ Puppet Theater is located at 302 W. Latham St. in Phoenix. Call 602-262-2050 for reservations, directions and additional information. Visit the theater online at www.azpuppets.org.
Image from The Leprechaun and the Reindeer.