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Summer Show

The Wizard of Oz  buy-tickets-now

Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center, 3rd floor  |  June 20, 2017 – July 9, 2017

UGA 1675OZtrio 300px       What would a librarian do if storytime at the library was interrupted by an oncoming tornado? Move everyone to the safety of the library basement and tell the most famous tornado story of all...The Wizard of Oz! Journey down the yellow brick road in this new adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion. The librarian and her friends use their wits, hearts, and a bit of courage to tell the famous Oz story with puppets as colorful as the Land of Oz itself!


The Dinosaur Show  buy-tickets-now

Mesner Studio  |  Oct. 3 – 8, 2017, Oct. 10 – 15, 2017, Oct. 17 – 22, 2017

UGA 1683DamienDINO 400px      Make no bones about it - The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination. Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets to bring this prehistoric tale to life. Join paleontologist Dr. Dino Sawyer in exploring scientific theories (as well as some improbable ones) that explain what was and what might have been in the Age of the Dinosaurs.


The Nativity*  buy-tickets-now

Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral | 415 W. 13th St. (13th & Broadway), Kansas City, MO 64105

PMP - Nativity -20     This celebrated annual spectacle comes alive again this December! Come see beautiful, seven-foot puppets gracefully move through the aisles of the historic cathedral with live musical and choral accompaniment. A cast of over forty puppeteers bring these larger-than-life biblical characters to life.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats  buy-tickets-now

Mesner Studio  |  Dec. 5 – 10, 2017, Dec. 12 – 17, 2017, Dec. 19 – 23, 2017

Experience the joys of playing in a fresh snowfall, learning to whistle and discovering a fantastic treasure through the eyes of Peter, the little boy in the red snowsuit from Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved Caldecott winning books. Follow Peter, his dog Willie, and his friends as they navigate childhood in the big city. Four of Keat’s best-selling books are visually brought to life through innovative puppetry and captivating storytelling that captures the joy of a child’s life.
Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston
Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats
Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audience
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Rhymes, Rap, Miss Mary Mack  buy-tickets-now

Mesner Studio  |  Feb 13 – March 4, 2018

Clap along with Miss Mary Mack as she dances through the wonderful world of nursery rhymes, poems and raps, brought to life with fanciful marionettes. Looking to earn 50 cents, Miss Mary Mack babysits Jack and Suzy Sprat’s child who leads her on a merry chase to a bullring, the banks of the Hanky Panky, and home again just in time to see the elephant jump the fence.


For tickets call Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or order online


General Studio Shows

Children (age 1-12)

$ 10.00



$ 13.00


Groups (15 or more)

$ 7.50 per ticket


School groups only (15 or more)

$ 6.50


*Special Engagement Performances



Children (age 1-12)

$ 11.00



$ 17.00


Senior Citizens

$ 12.00


School groups (15 or more)*

$ 7.50


Regular groups
(15 or more)

$ 8.50 Children

 $ 13.50 Adults


*School performance on Dec. 2nd at 10am is $7.50 per ticket.

Children less than 1 year old admitted free if not occupying a seat.