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Friday, July 7, 10:30am

Aesop’s Fables

These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller, Aesop, have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse” leave audiences with a message that is both timely, and timeless!

Friday, July 14, 10:30am

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix is a slapstick comedy dog show like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful family show. They have appeared with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, David Letterman Show,Primetime Live, Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House! They are the Animal Planet Pet Star Winners. Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone!

Friday, July 21, 10:30am

The Tanglewood Marionettes’ Cinderella

Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. Our telling is based on the original beloved tale, but we do offer a few new surprises: Cinderella’s conveyance to the ball is NOT the traditional horse-drawn coach, and, when all hope seems lost, a clever little bluebird saves the day! A classic fairy tale told with wit and style, Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages.

Friday, July 28, 10:30am

The Tanglewood Marionettes’ The Dragon King

A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things water, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time. An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. Colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off! All this and more can be found in this award-winning production.

Friday, August 4, 10:30pm

Shakin’ Up Shakespeare with the Cape Cod Shakespeare Festival

Join us for a rowdy morning of Shakespeare as the Cape Cod Shakespeare Festival presents selected scenes from Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It. The performance will feature feats of physical comedy, acrobatics, and cirque-style clowning.

Friday, August 11, 10:30am

Tortoise & Hare’s Race to Health

On your mark, get set, read! That’s what Bejamin Booksmart does to help his friend Terrence the Tortoise as he prepares for another race with Henry the Hare. Inspired by Aesop’s famous fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” a cast of colorful, fun puppet friends find different solutions, with the help from books, to prepare us all for a race EVERYONE can win – becoming our HEALTHIEST SELF! Through interactive songs and movement, Benjamin and his friends will keep the entire audience happy, healthy, and engaged!

Friday, August 18, 10:30pm

The Tanglewood Marionettes’ The Fairy Circus

Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers.
Due to the expected inclement weather, this performance will take place INSIDE the historic Cape Playhouse.

Friday, August 25, 10:30am

The Tanglewood Marionettes’ Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall where guests from across the land have gathered to celebrate the birth of Princess Aurora. The party goes awry when the wicked witch arrives and curses the baby princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a “true heart” appear? You will know when you see Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of this beloved classic.