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Fun with a trickster dad in ‘Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins’...

Parents and kids 5 and up will appreciate the well-made puppets, the extravagant set, and the dizzying variety of characters. By JILL KYLE-KEITH

The Puppet Co.’s 35th annual ‘Nutcracker’ brings joy to a new...

Besides the rousing Tchaikovsky score, the show has snippets from fairy tales, re-creations from traditional stories, and new segments that work wonders. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

Pint-size ‘Lion, Witch and Wardrobe’ a big success at Adventure Theatre...

Provoking giggles and shouts, two versatile actors draw young audiences into the classic C.S. Lewis story. By HANNAH ESTIFANOS

‘A Year of Frog and Toad’ showcases Imagination Stage at its...

The show is elegant and dignified while still being full of laughs and spark that keep kids engaged and entranced. By SARAH SHAH

Imagination Stage offers new immersive play experience for ages 3–6

Part theater piece, part interactive exhibit, 'Jungle Discovery' is created and produced in partnership with Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is a feel-good family hit at Adventure...

A rousing ensemble of talent brings to life characters that we’ve grown up with. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

Fun and chuckles fill Puppet Co.’s ‘Witch Wartsmith’s Halloween Spooktacular’

The third-annual entertainment is creatively and technically excellent. By ERIC COLCHAMIRO

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ at Imagination Stage is a magical...

Stunning visuals, gorgeous puppetry, and a skilled ensemble bring Eric Carle’s stories to vivid life. By REBECCA CALKIN

Dazzling ‘Magic Mirror’ returns in tribute to Puppet Co.’s 40th year

The first show developed by company founders is a treat for the entire family. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

Adventure Theatre MTC announces 2023/24 season

First season by recently appointed Executive Director Melynda Burdette Wintrol and Artistic Director Kurt Boehm promises 'the best of theater for young audiences.'

Detect a fun and witty ‘Nate the Great’ at Imagination Stage

A young sleuth in a slump has a passion for purple pancakes.

Imagination Stage announces 2023/24 season of ‘greatest hits’

Celebrating 20 years in downtown Bethesda, the company will remount several of its most popular shows from the past two decades.

A fun fable about greed in ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’...

Based on a Brothers Grimm tale, the imaginative show is a great family outing.

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ still awes kids at the Puppet Co.

In the age of tiny electronic devices for small fingers, the company celebrates its 40th year of 'inspiring a new generation of puppet enthusiasts.'

A treat for tots, ‘Fitting In’ makes magical art with loose...

Presented by Arts on the Horizon, the show moves to 1st Stage for free performances from March 31 to April 2.

‘A piece of my heart onstage’: Patrick W. Lord on his...

The projection and video designer talks about writing and directing 'Fitting In,' a show for two- to five-year-olds, which just premiered at Arts on the Horizon.

‘Wake Up, Brother Bear’ entertains and engages at Imagination Stage

The clever children's play invites audience members young and old to enjoy the promise of spring and the simplicity of enthusiasm.

A peppy ‘Hula-Hoopin’ Queen’ to bop to, at Imagination Stage

Play is the name of the game in this delightful children's musical.

The Puppet Co’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is pretty and charming and snoozes

If the cast and crew can pick up the pace, the show will be a sweet little diversion to welcome kids to the world of puppetry and live performance.

All the silliness of Dr. Seuss set to music in ‘Seussical’...

Two hours of loopy delight for the audience and a heaping helping of fun for the cast.