Winter and Spring Season 2016

Wishing Chair Productions will be performing at Nashville Public Library, Main Library, and select Branches this winter. Come see our original productions.

Tall Tale Circus

Tall Tale Circus

Most Fridays and Saturdays, February 2016

Come see Pecos Bill, Calamity Jane, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed – live and in person, in this musical extravaganza for the whole family.

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Ellingtown

Ellingtown

Most Saturdays at Nashville Public Library Branches, February 2016

Join Duke Ellington, Join Duke Ellington, the great master of Jazz as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions.

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Many Moons

Many Moons

Fridays and Saturdays, March 2016

Your entire family will enjoy this musical version of Many Moons, the Caldecott-Award winning classic written by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. Our production features the fabulous Peeko Puppets! Run time: 35 minutes

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Tomas and the Library Lady

Tomas and the Library Lady

Most Saturdays at Nashville Public Library Branches, April 2016

A marionette show based on the true story of Tomas Rivera, the son of migrant workers who became a national education leader. His life changed when, as a boy, he was encouraged to read by a librarian in Iowa. Based on the book by Pat Mora. Produced with special permission from Random House. Run time: 45 minutes.

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The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

Fridays and Saturdays, April 2016

A fun musical production, featuring the fabulous Tichenor Marionettes, The Frog Prince tells the story of a lonely frog and a spoiled princess. With the help of a golden ball, the frog teaches the princess the true meaning of friendship.

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The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings

The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings

Fridays and Saturdays, May 2016

An original Tom Tichenor marionette play featuring beloved Tichenor puppets and the voice of the puppet master himself. In this library favorite Little Rabbit learns a valuable lesson when his wish comes true.

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Group Reservations for Main Library Performances

Groups of 10 or more wishing to attend a puppet show at the Main Library must make a reservation. Shows for groups are usually on Thursdays. Room capacity: 140. Call 862-5785 for more information and to make reservations.

Puppet Truck Reservations

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck delivers free, literature-based puppet shows by performing artists from the library. Learn more about Puppet Truck shows and availability.

Main Library Story Time with Wishing Chair

Story Time

Story Time is a weekly must for children of all ages. You won't want to miss the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle, and read lots of wonderful books for your family. Most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.

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