The Columbia Marionette Theater’s terrific Traveling Troupe brings world-class puppet shows right to you, no matter where you are in South Carolina.


Aquarium Adventure - Legend of the Bully Fish

Join Gil the Fish as he searches for a way to improve life in the aquarium for all its occupants. When aquarium life is disrupted by an intimidating bully fish, Gil decides to take action and restore harmony in their little community. A bubbly fun show, and a great 'Character Education' tool! First show is $325.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $225.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Build it Better with the Three Little Pigs

New Summer Library Show! Book Now, Available June 2017

Watch as three of our favorite storybook characters "Build a Better World" for themselves by combining their resources and working together to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. Special cameo appearance by Little Red Riding Hood.
First show is $325.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $225.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.
Save

Cinderella

A peppy interpretation of the classic story in which Cinderella is helped by her fairy godmother and the clock at the top of the castle tower to outwit her evil stepmother and win Prince Charming’s heart. Full of humor, warmth, and music, this elaborate production runs 40 minutes and features a clever set and detailed marionettes. First show is $400.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $275.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Circus Adventure

Tim makes his fantasy of being an act in the circus come true in this fun-filled show that features a juggler, a trapeze artist, and a high wire act. First show is $275.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $175.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

John and Karri Scollon's Doubletake Walk-around Puppets

Master puppeteer John Scollon and his wife Karri bring marionettes and rod puppets out to your event for a fun, up close, and personal puppet experience. Watch Roadie the Dog make new canine friends, while Amelia the Skunk gently sprays perfume on unsuspecting bystanders. Eddy the Eagle soars overhead while Frankie FunBunny dances at the foot of the bandstand. The littlest kids love the sweet smile of Suwanee the Gator or the comic antics of OctoElvis. At night, we even light up the sky with specially designed rod puppets using LED technology. Packages for walk-arounds are negotiable, based on number of appearances, duration, and travel requirements. Contact John at john @cmtpuppet.org or Karri at info@cmtpuppet.org for more information. For even more fun, keep up with Roadie and his pals at "John's Pal - Roadie the Dog" on facebook.

Rumplestiltskin

This is a fast-paced comedic take on the original Brothers Grimm story in which Gwendolyn, the daughter of a poor miller, weaves straw into gold with the help of the troll, Rumplestiltskin, for the greedy king. However, Gwendolyn soon discovers that his help comes with a very high price. First show is $325.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $225.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Seasonal - Cinderella's Holiday Ball

The classic story unfolds against a magical winter landscape. Join Cinderella as she attends the Prince's Holiday Ball. First show is $400.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $275.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Seasonal - Santa's Christmas Party

Santa's head elf, Spangler, decides to throw Santa a rockin' holiday surprise party in celebration of the season! Oh, no! Spangler is in for his own surprise when he discovers that Santa is on vacation and is nowhere to be found! Spangler has a number of exciting performances lined up for Santa's party... but will Santa make it back in time to enjoy his own festivities? With dancing snowmen, figure skating, and Jack Frost's own puppet show within-a-puppet-show, this fun-filled performance will put audiences of all ages in the holiday spirit! First show is $275.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $175.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Sponsored - Flora and Floppy Go to the Dentist

In this whimsical visit to the dental office young children learn how to take care of their teeth and that going to the dentist isn’t scary. Sponsored by SCDA and DHEC's Oral Health Division. First show is $275.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $175.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.

Sponsored - Litter Trashes Everyone

Singing trash cans and trash monsters are just a few of the characters that teach children that litter trashes everyone in this fun program sponsored by PalmettoPride. This twenty-three minute show is FREE to all South Carolina elementary schools and select festivals throughout the state. Email John at john@cmtpuppet.org for information.

The Tortoise and the Hare

"The race is on! The speedy Hare is confident that he can beat the slowly Tortoise in a race across the forest. But as this classic Aesop's Fable has taught us for thousands of years... "Slow and Steady wins the race". The Tortoise has a few tricks up his shell, and he won't give up so easily! Columbia Marionette Theatre uses short-strung marionettes, and a wide variety of creative rod puppets to bring this wonderful story to life."   This show is available for $325.00 per performance.

The World of Anansi the Spider

Don't miss our new traveling show this summer! "The World of Anansi the Spider," educates and entertains children about world culture. The show features several folk tales narrated by the storyteller Anansi, a classic character featured in African tales which descended to other cultures such as Jamaican and Gullah. First show is $325.00 for locations in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Additional shows in the same location are another $225.00. Please add $25.00 travel expense per 40 miles outside of Columbia.