The Puppet Co. is presenting Rapunzel, thru February 16. The tale by Duane T. Bowers was adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale. The company uses “coloring- book charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences." The show is recommended for ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old.
Adventure Theatre MTC will present The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, directed by Victoria Murray Baatin, at Glen Echo Park, February 14–April 5. "The show follows Peter and his friend Archie around the neighborhood as they face relatable everyday challenges which children of all ages find delightfully entertaining."
Imagination Stage in Bethesda will present Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth by Psalmayene 24 with music by Nick “tha1da” Hernandez and direction by Raymond O. Caldwell - in repertory with Thumbelina, February 8-March 22. The show is "a high-energy hip-hop adaptation of a Nigerian folktale, originally commissioned by Imagination Stage in 2009, and it puts a local spin and lots of silly humor on the global tradition of trickster tales." The show is considered best for Ages 4+
Imagination Stage will present Thumbelina, written and directed by Natsu Onoda Power and adapted from theHans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale, February 15-April 5. Tiny Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. The production in inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story. This production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. The show is considered best for ages 4 plus.
Strathmore will present WOW IN THE WORLD POP UP PARTYon February 29. Host Mindy Thomas "weaves STEM-themed interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits with science-themed songs from three-time Grammy-nominated kindie duo, and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song, The Pop Ups. Sketches and games are inspired by topics from Wow in the World and bring Wowzers from the audience on stage to be lab assistants and game show contestants. This exciting show engages curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leaves them all saying “WOW”!"