City Announces Monthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Arts Center

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City Announces Monthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Arts Center

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2019

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Office of the Arts hosts monthly puppet shows that are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 am and 11:15 am at the Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron St.). Tickets are $6 per person. To buy online, visit click on Durant Arts Center. 

  • May 18: Silly Goose and Val
    Award winning artist, Valerie Leonhart Smalkin, ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer. Her Parents' Choice award-winning songs and her Maryland State Arts Council award-winning solo performance are guaranteed to delight tots, tweens, and teens...and the timeworn, as well! She has toured California, Texas, Belgium, and France, but her home is in Maryland.
  • June 15: Beech Tree Puppets
    Founded by Ingrid and Ole Hass in 2012, brings meaningful stories with sensory-friendly and Beech Tree Puppeteers feel that puppets can break down barriers, and provide insights and resolutions to cross cultural differences, and open people to new ideas and possibilities. Beech Tree Puppets have performed artful performances to schools, libraries and public theaters in the wider DC area.
  • July 20: Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
    One of the East Coast’s finest children’s theater companies visits Alexandria to perform an off-beat twist on a classic tale, The Three (Not So) Little Pigs. The wolf is a vegetarian and the pigs jam on rock and roll guitars. Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre has been one of the finest touring children's theatres on the East Coast. The 10-person company was founded by Michael Cotter who continues today to be its artistic director, producer, and co-owner. The Blue Sky Theatre currently has 15 productions and annually performs 1,300 shows that are dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education and fun.

For more information or to request reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.