The Music Hall Welcomes PuppetART!



This fall, the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts welcomes PuppetART – the Detroit Puppet Theater – to their Jazz Café Stage for the 2017-18 season.


Vince Paul, Music Hall’s President & Artistic Director, notes that “as the downtown area real estate becomes increasingly in demand, it’s imperative that our city’s non-commercial performing artists be able to continue to present their work in the heart of the Entertainment District. The artists of PuppetART create top-notch, finely crafted work that has been entertaining children and families for some twenty years, and Music Hall is thrilled to be able to help them sustain their success.”


PuppetART has been bringing their European style puppetry,2
international storytelling, and educational
programming to Downtown Detroit for almost 20 years. Currently “on the go”, PuppetART is scheduling performances across the Detroit Metro area including their upcoming series at the Music Hall where they will share four crowd favorites based on classic fairytales and folktales from Europe and Africa. Included in this series are:

Sleeping Beauty— October 1st and May 27th


A marionette ballet set to classical music, PuppetART’s version of Sleeping Beauty includes the traditional snoozing princess and evil fairy while also exploring the prince’s side of the story. How did he find out about the cursed kingdom?

3Kolobok— November 5th and April 29th

The Gingerbread Man’s Russian cousin, a little butterball, is brought to life in this story set in PuppetART’s favorite magic forest. Two forest spirits—played by our live actors—help Butterball along his journey as he encounters Bear, Fox, and more.



Banana for Turtle— December 3rd and March 25th

Five jungle friends, including an elephant, a snake, a bird, a monkey and the one and only turtle, answer some of life’s most important questions like, how do you measure a snake? And, why does the world look different upside down?Oh, Ananse–January 28th and February 25thBased on West African folklore, this is the story of Ananse, father of narrators, and how he won the right to tell stories to the world.4All shows are at 2:00 PM 

For comments or questions please contact PuppetART at or 313.961.7777


Tickets: $10/Children, $15/Adults, $8/Workshop


Dates (all shows are at 2:00 PM):

10/01  Sleeping Beauty

11/05  Kolobok

12/03  Banana for Turtle

1/28   Oh, Ananse!

2/25   Oh, Ananse!

3/25   Banana for Turtle

4/29   Kolobok

5/27   Sleeping Beauty

To Make Reservations and Find out more, contact us at 313-961-7777 or







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What our parents had to say:

Such a great place with huge heart! The people who run this theatre and perform sure enjoy it, which makes it equally enjoyable for kids and adults. Be sure to check it out!
— Michelle Caruso

What a fabulous experience!
— Lisa Lipscomb

We had a wonderful time seeing the Crane Maiden last weekend. It is a beautiful performance.
— Christine Harmon

Thank You, the show was great and the Museum and Workshop were awesome!
— Kelley McGinnis

We LOVED our experience at PuppetART and can’t wait for more!
— Heather Kraft

Saw it today! It was wonderful – the kids loved every minute of their visit today!
— Mary Beth McCormick


Our Mission:

To explore a variety of cultures and to foster an appreciation of the wisdom of traditions, the beauty of the spirit and the art of diverse communities, through puppet performances, exhibits and classes.