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<cal1>Sept. 17 Through Nov. 2

<cal2>"Spot’s Birthday Party." Tickets are $15/each. Spot’s Birthday Party celebrates the birthday of Spot, the beloved character brought to life by Eric Hill’s Find Spot series, now celebrating its 30th year in publication. Spot's friends Tom the crocodile, Helena the hippo and Steve the monkey will be there for the fun, games, songs and magic. Every child will receive a complimentary birthday hat and goodie bag, filled with birthday surprises. Tickets can be purchased through the box office by calling 301-634-2270 or online at www.adventuretheatre.org. All performances will take place at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, in the historic Glen Echo Park. Visit www.adventuretheatre.org.

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 5

<cal2>"Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs." What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, and in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This tongue-in-cheek version of the two children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand. This is one of our funniest productions, and includes lots of audience participation. Recommended for PreK – Grade 6. Running time is 40 minutes. Performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., 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>Totally Tiny Tots

<cal2>The Puppet Co. Playhouse will be holding its very first Tiny Tots Festival, "Totally Tiny Tots," with productions for the very young. Totally Tiny Tots runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5/adults and children. Totally Tiny Tots will feature Bob Brown Puppets in a variety of colorful and musical adventures. Performances will be held every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, with show titles changing each week! "Totally Tiny Tots" is designed for young children ages 0-4. The shows have a shorter length, the lights stay on low, and the door remains open throughout the performance. Reservations strongly recommended: 301-634-5380.

Show Date & Title:

* Sept. 15 & 18 - Panda-Monium;

* Sept. 19 - Baby Bear’s Birthday;

* Sept. 22 & 25 - Clowning Around;

* Sept. 26 - Dragon Feathers;

* Sept. 29 - Old McDonald’s Farm;

* Oct. 2 - Old McDonald’s Farm;

* Oct. 3 - Magic Toyshop;

* Oct. 6 & 9 - Animal Crackers;

* Oct. 10 - Bunny Business.

<cal1>"Tiny Tots"

<cal2>* Sept. 15 – "Panda-Monium" – Wednesday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 18 – "Panda-Monium" – Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 19 – "Baby Bear’s Birthday" – Sunday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 22 – "Clowning Around" – Wednesday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 25 – "Clowning Around" – Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 26 – "Dragon Feathers" – Sunday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

* Sept. 29 – "Old McDonald’s Farm" – Wednesday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tots @ 10," 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.

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.