Upcoming Shows

Wishing Chair Productions will be performing at Main Library, at library branches, and around the Nashville community. Come see our original productions. View All

Frog Prince drawing

The Frog Prince

Fridays and Saturdays, July 14-22, 2017
Main Library

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.

Run time: 30 minutes.

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Hansel and Gretel house drawing

Hansel and Gretel

Fridays and Saturdays, Aug 11-26, 2017
Main Library

The classic Brothers Grimm tale is told with the charming Peeko Puppets and our DANKE! Danke is a handmade wooden marionette and gift to the library from the Magdeburg Puppet Theater in Germany.

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Anansi drawing

Anansi the Spider

Fridays and Saturdays, Sep 8-30, 2017
Main Library

This colorful marionette and hand and rod puppet play is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes. The beautiful marionettes for this program were created especially for the library by Wood and Strings Puppet Company. The hand and rod puppets, as well as all other aspects of the show, were created by our own Wishing Chair Productions.

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Oct 13, 14, 15, 2017
Main Library

“Open Sesame!” and behold Wishing Chair Productions’ colorful adaptation from the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Classic storytelling with a cast of exotic marionettes, clever sets, and props, and exciting original music are sure to enchant the entire family. Presented by Wishing Chair’s Puppet Truck staff.

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Sleepy Hollow drawing

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 20, 21, 27, 28
Main Library

Based on the story by Washington Irving, this version is shadow puppetry and storytelling at its best. Children’s Theater. 30 mins. Ages 8-12, all ages welcome.

Note: Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

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Library Pete and the Story Time Band

Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 20 – Nov 4, 2017
Main Library

A rock n roll puppet show extravaganza! In the Children’s Theater, running time: 30 minutes. Ages 0-12, but all are welcome.

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Puppet Show

Sailors and Maidens

Friday and Saturday, Nov 17-18, 2017
Main Library

Sailors and Maidens returns to our stage with their own pleasing brand of puppet storytelling and variety show. Ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

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String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

Friday and Saturday, Nov 24, 25, 2017
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Wishing Chair Productions will present special performances of their original show documenting the history of Country Music and puppetry at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. New acts have been added.

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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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