Puppet Show | Ages 4-21+ | center
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The Magic is Only the Beginning

By Alex & Olmsted of Takoma Park, MD

Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks which don’t always go as planned. From the inventive minds of Alex & Olmsted, Milo springs to life with tabletop puppets, shadows, marionettes and more!

…while his tricks and experiments rarely work out as planned, children will still find them magical.
- Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

Perhaps the most striking thing about the show is how much empathy Milo elicits. He simply comes off as a guy struggling to realize a dream.
– Vincent Harris, Columbia Free Times

Themes: Creative thinking, facial expressions, emotions, persistence of vision (optical illusions)

Puppetry Styles: Body, table top, shadow, marionette

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Milo the Magnificent Hand Puppet

About our Sensory-Friendly Sundays

March 15

Join us for “come as you are” programming, perfect for guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and guests with unique learning needs.

Performance alterations include adjusted lights and sounds, freedom to talk and to leave seats, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classrooms feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs.

Worlds of Puppetry Museum exhibits featured modified lighting and specialized educational activities. Noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, and fidget toys are available upon request, and social stories are available for download on our website.

  • Worlds of Puppetry Museum Exhibits: 12-5pm
  • Performances: 1pm & 3pm
  • Create-A-Puppet Workshops™:12-5pm
Alex and Olmsted
Visiting Artists
Alex and Olmsted
Alex & Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) is an internationally acclaimed puppet theater company. In recent years, they have played the Festival of Wonder in Denmark, the Puppet Festival Chuncheon in South Korea, the Festival de Casteliers in Montréal, The Festival of Animated Objects in Calgary, Symphony Space in New York City, among others. Alex & Olmsted is a resident company at Baltimore Theatre Project. They were awarded a 2020 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant for their outer space puppet show – Marooned! A Space Comedy – which will premiere in Baltimore next month. www.alexandolmsted.com

Upgrading Your Experience

We’re so glad you are considering a trip to Center for Puppetry Arts. The Center is open with programming Tuesday-Sunday with our Ticket Sales Office open 7 days a week from 9 am-5 pm.