Paul Mesner and his puppeteers have been entertaining Kansas City audiences for more than 20 years. Come see some of your favorite books brought to 'life' by a variety of puppets. Both young and old alike will enjoy the wonderful story interpretations the company is showing in it's 2011 - 2012 season. The following shows are recommended for preschoolers -
Before the Show:
- Get there early! Seating is first come, first serve - and these shows are very popular with school groups.
- Read the book/story that's associated with the show.
- Visit the Paul Messner site if you want to review the activity guide (available for some shows).
- Make sure to have a snack prior to arrival, and visit the bathroom before the show begins.
2012 - 2013 Performances
Officer Buckle & Gloria
November 1 - 25, 2012
Learn about safety with Officer Buckle and his very funny partner, Gloria the dog!
December 14 - 16, 2012
A beautiful show that portrays the birth of baby Jesus. Amazing 7 foot tall puppets and held in the Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard & Her Dog
January 3 - 12, 2013
A special show for our youngest audiences - lights stay on and no loud noises. Come experience your first puppet show!
January 16 - February 10, 2013
Martha the dog is able to talk! Find out what she does now that the humans can hear her.
Wiley and the Hairy Man
February 20 - March 16, 2013
A retelling of a popular African American folktale - Wiley and hsi mother outwit the Harry Man.
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
April 3 - 28, 2013
A hilarious retelling of the 3 little pigs from the wolf's point of view - you will laugh thru the whole show!
May 7 - 19, 2013
A spinning wheel, a prince and a magical kiss -- along with lots of humor!
Puss in Boots
June 5 - 30
Enjoy the adventurous tale of the brave cat who wears spanish boots!
Go, Dog, Go!
July 17 - August 11, 2013
Have an exciting time with the dogs as they attend parties, drive cars and have all kinds of fun!