2016-17 Season

Georgie Puppets

Georgie and the Noisy Ghost

Mesner Studio | Oct. 19-30, 2016 (More Info)

Based on the book by Robert Bright, this children’s classic relates the story of a shy, friendly ghost named Georgie who takes a trip with Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker to their seaside cottage. When a Noisy Ghost disrupts the vacation, it’s up to Georgie to help his fellow ghost learn to be helpful...and not so noisy!


Hola - Grannie


Mesner Studio | Nov. 10-20, 2016 (More Info)

This delightful tale takes us on a journey to Latin America, where we follow the journey of a traveler as she explores the sites, sounds and citizens of a new culture. Performed mostly through puppet pantomime, this show will feature music and songs in Spanish.


Mary and donkey


The Nativity*

Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral | 415 W. 13th St. (13th & Broadway), Kansas City, MO 64105.

Dec. 2-4, 2016 (More Info)

This celebrated annual spectacle comes alive again this December! Come see beautiful, seven-foot puppets gracefully move through the aisles of the historic cathedral with live musical and choral accompaniment. A cast of over forty puppeteers bring these larger-than-life Biblical characters to life. 


Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

Mesner Studio | Dec. 12-23, 2016 (More Info)

Celebrate the music of the Holiday Season as we explore the songs (and stories behind the songs) of classic tunes. From Hanukkah favorites like Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel, to Christmas carols from around the world, this show presents new perspectives on the songs of the winter season.


Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back

Mesner Studio |  Feb. 22-Mar. 12, 2017 (More Info)

Based on the folk song (made popular by Fred Penner), this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!


Death Star

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star*

Mesner Studio |  March 30 – April 1 and April 6-8, 2017 |  (More Info)

What if George Lucas had decided to turn his epic space saga into a musical puppet show? Find out in this wacky parody of Star Wars written by Curt Bright and adapted for puppet theater by Associate Artistic Director Mike Horner.

*Special Engagement Performances 




For tickets call Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or order online


General Studio Shows

Children (age 1-12)

$ 9.00



$ 12.00


Groups (15 or more)

$ 6.50 per ticket


Special Engagement Performances



Children (age 1-12)

$ 11.00



$ 16.00


Groups (15 or more)*

$ 7.50 Child

$ 12.50 Adults


*School performance on Dec. 2nd at 10am is $7.50 per ticket.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star


Ages 12+

$ 15.00


Groups (15 or more)

$ 12.50 per ticket


 Children less than 1 year old admitted free if not occupying a seat.