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The company of "Ferdinand the Bull" (from left to right, Andrew Boza, Michael John Casey, Michael Perez, Renee Lamont, Sara Beth Pfeifer and Ricardo Frederick Evans) celebrates the surprise happy ending to Ferdinand and Danilo’s bull fight in "Ferdinand the Bull," playing through Nov. 1 at Imagination Stage.

<cal1>Now through Nov. 1

<cal2>Ferdinand the Bull. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m., and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Cost: $10-$21. Charming musical based on the book and lyrics by Karen Zacarias, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, based on the story by Munro Leaf. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Go to www.imaginationstage.org or call 301-280-1660 for complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tot Tuesdays," a program designed for ages 0-4. The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open and the show is set up on the floor. Performances on two Tuesdays each month at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $5.

Tiny Tots @ 10! (Select Wednesdays and Saturdays)

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – "Magic Toyshop"

Saturday, Oct. 10 – "Panda-monium"

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – "Teddy Bear’s Picnic"

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – "Bunny Business"

Saturday, Oct. 24 – "Monster Merriment"

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – "Monster Merriment"

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tots @ 10:00," a program designed for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0 - 4). The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open and the show is set up on the floor!

Performances on select Wednesdays and Saturdays each month at 10 a.m. Tickets, $5, adults and children (including babies). Reservations strongly recommended. Call (301) 634-5380 visit www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>Now through Oct. 11

<cal2>"Hansel and Gretel". 40 minutes. A marionette adaptation of Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. Recommended for grades K-6. Performances on Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. At the Puppet Co. Theater. Tickets are $10. Call 301-634-5380.

<cal1>Oct. 16-Nov. 20

<cal2>"Toyland." The Puppet Co. Playhouse specializes in live puppet theater. This adaptation of Victor Herbert's musical fantasy includes such familiar pieces as "Toyland" and "March of the Toys." 40 minutes. Age recommendation: PreK – Grade 4. Performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 :00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets, $10; group rates available. Call 301-634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>Now through Oct. 17

<cal2>"A Touch of the Poet." 8 p.m. Presented by the Heritage-O'Neill Theatre Company. At the Heritage theatre Company, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-770-9080 or go to www.theheritagetheatre.org

<cal1>Oct. 27-31

<cal2>Storyteller Alison Gee. 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Show runs 40 minutes. Not-so-scary Halloween-themed tales especially for ages 2-5. Cost is $7. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660. Buy tickets online at www.imaginationstage.org or by calling the box office at 301-280-1660 daily from 10:00-5:00.

<cal1>Now through Nov. 15

<cal2>Go, Dog. Go! The production brings to life the delightful, colorful world of dogs through juggling, rhythmic music, and dance. Performances on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for children 12 and under and $15 for adults. Children under the age of 1 are free. At Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, in the historic Glen Echo Park. Tickets can be purchased through the box office by calling 301-634-2270 or online at http://www.adventuretheatre.org.

Adventure Theatre continues its literary series with seven popular children’s book adaptations. Experience the journey from reading the books at home to seeing the plays unfold before your eyes. Book Club performances are always on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the theatre in Glen Echo Park. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. $10/family. Call 301-634-2270 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.