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Parks Playhouse Junior: The Puppet Co.

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Calling All Little Musicians and Performers

On Friday, August 9, at Wheaton Local Park (11729 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902), join Montgomery Parks from 10 to 11 am for a Parks Playhouse Junior event. Puppet show performance by Glen Echo’s beloved The Puppet Co.

Make sure to prepare for each event by bringing your sunny day gear and blankets or lawn chairs for viewing. Make it a mid-morning picnic by bringing along your favorite snacks and treats to munch on while you enjoy the show. This performance is for children of all ages.

Parks Playhouse Junior performances will be rolling throughout the summer on both weekday and weekend mornings from 10 to 11 am. Check the Parks Playhouse Junior event page to see the full lineup.


About the ShowCaregiver taking a photo of children with puppets at a Puppet Co show

The Puppet Co. presents Hansel and Gretel, a German fairy tale of two kids who get lost in the woods and encounter a witch, originally adapted by Len, Patricia, and Christopher Piper. This musical version is over 50 years old, performed using marionettes, and is sure to charm you and your little ones.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • This event is free.

Parking and Transportation

  • Free parking is available in the designated on-site lot.
  • For Public Transportation take Bus #Y2, Y7, and Y8 to Georgia Ave & Arcola Ave (Stop ID 20005500).


  • Indoor facilities are located next door in Wheaton Community Recreation Center and Library.


  • This event is generally accessible according to the 2010 ADA Standards and Guidelines. If you or a member of your party would like to request additional accommodations, please get in touch with our Program Access team at programaccess@montgomeryparks.org or (301) 495-2581.


  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating at all Parks Playhouse Junior events. Please do not bring hammocks, portable pavilion tents, or pop-up tents.

What to Bring

  • In addition to bringing your own seating, attendees are encouraged to prepare for the summer heat by wearing sunscreen, bringing a hat or head covering, and bringing their own water.


  • Pets are allowed at all Parks Playhouse Junior performances. Pets must remain on a leash and in their owner’s control while on park property.

Additional Questions