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Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Central Park West & 79th Street, within Central Park
New York, NY

The Princess, the Emperor and the Duck

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

starting February 7, 2017
Tuesday-Friday 10:30am & 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00pm
$8/children and $12/adults.

A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales.

The Pit Peoples Improv Theater

123 E 24th St.
New York, NY



April 9 - May 28, 2017
5pm: April 9th
2pm: April 16, April 23, April 30
May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28

Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical about saving the world from environmental disaster!

In a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, a young goat named Gruf discovers the magically hidden Valley of the Trolls, the only surviving oasis of natural plant and animal life left on earth. Gruf eagerly tries to convince her fellow goats to join her quest to make the world green again, but her elders are bent on drilling for fuel in the valley - and the fate of the world hangs in the balance!

In this reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, audiences of all ages are inspired to love the world and are called to action to save it. The looming threats of the fossil fuel industry and the value of activism are tackled with buoyant physical comedy, creating a message that is clear to children and relevant to adults.


338 Sixth Ave. at 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Reluctant Dragon, protesting mistreatment of his species

The Reluctant Dragon


April 22 - August 20, 2017
Saturdays & Sundays
12:30pm & 2:30pm
$9 child, $10 adult

Lessons about overcoming stereotypes abound in this marionette adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale, complete with a soundtrack out of the 1930s. The story follows the friendship between a brave girl and a shy dragon who thwart a plan to steal the town's sheep. Ages 3 and up.

Minskoff Theatre

200 W. 45th St.
New York, NY


The Lion King

Julie Taymor - Director

Sundays 3:00pm, Tuesdays 7:00pm , Wednesdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm , Thursdays 8:00pm , Fridays 8:00pm , Saturdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child who hasn't yet seen it must catch director Julie Taymor's wildly imaginative puppet spectacle. A cast of 46 sings the Elton John-Tim Rice score, which tells the story of Simba, a cub destined to be king of his pride.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.