<cal2>”Egg and Spoon.” 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. By Patrick Lynch and Marcello Chiarenza of Lyngo Theatre. For ages 1-5. Cost is $10/person; $5/lap babies under 12 months. In “Egg and Spoon,” children will take a journey with Percy and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary as they meet Birdie in his egg and help his new friends tend their garden. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or call 301-280-1660.
<cal1>Now through Oct. 31
<cal2>Bunnicula. By Jon Klein, music by Chris Jeffries, based on the book by Deborah & James Howe. This musical spoof of the horror genre about Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, is the perfect treat for the Halloween season. Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m., with extra 11 a.m. performances on Oct. 9, 16, 30 and 31. Tickets are $10-$22 and group rates are available. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Visit www.imaginationstage.org, or call 301-280-1660.
<cal1>Now 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>Oct. 14 – Nov. 19
<cal2>“Len Piper’s Pinocchio.” This production was created by the father of TPC cofounder Christopher Piper, and is completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Told with life-size marionettes and live actors, it is the story of a puppet that sheds its strings in pursuit of becoming a real boy. His adventures lead him into danger and foul company. A Fox and Cat sell him to an evil puppetmaster, he almost makes a donkey of himself, and to rescue his papa he must be swallowed by a whale. But, in the end, with the help of a talking cricket and a blue fairy, he is reunited with his father and granted his heart’s desire. Recommended for PreK – Grade 6. Running time is 50 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. ASL interpreted 11/7 at 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 now through 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. 29 - Old McDonald’s Farm;
* Oct. 2 - Old McDonald’s Farm;
* Oct. 3 - Magic Toyshop;
* Oct. 6 & 9 - Animal Crackers;
* Oct. 10 - Bunny Business.
<cal2>* Sept. 29 – “Old McDonald’s Farm” – Wednesday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 2 – “Old McDonald’s Farm” – Saturday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 3 – “Magic Toyshop” – Sunday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 6 – “Animal Crackers” – Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 9 – “Animal Crackers” – Saturday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 10 – “Bunny Business” – Sunday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
* Oct. 16 – “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” – Saturday, 10 a.m.
* Oct. 20 – “Monster Merriment” – Wednesday, 10 a.m.
* Oct. 23 – “World on a String” – Saturday, 10 a.m.
* Oct. 30 – “Monster Merriment” – Saturday, 10 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.
<cal2>”The Happy Elf.” Based on the song by Harry Connick Jr. and book by Lauren Gunderson and Andrew Fishman. Tickets are $20/adults, $15 for students and children. Student matinee tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 240-567-5301 or online at www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac. At Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Visit www.adventuretheatre.org or call Amanda Russell at 301-634-2267.
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.