Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pupper Festival

March 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate the historic art form. Overture’s first-ever Puppet Festival brings together the traditional and the modern, the enchanting and the irreverent, all to surprise and delight you and yours.

MANUAL CINEMA’S LULA DEL RAY | FRI, MAR 31, 2017 at 7 PM |Capitol Theater

With overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette,and live music—and virtually no dialog—this is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. A lonely adolescent girl living with her mother in the desert becomes obsessed with a soulful country music duo. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and into a world of danger, deception, and disappointment, all hauntingly depicted in shadow and light.

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES | SAT, APR 1, 2017 at 1 or 3 PM | Promenade Hall

Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender and laugh with Dog. In this ecologically inspired tale performed by the famed Puppet State Theatre Company, a French shepherd sets out to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland acorn by acorn. Their uplifting and unforgettable story shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE | SUN, APR 2, 2017 at 1 or 4:30 PM |Capitol Theater

It’s the ultimate play date – 65 million years in the making!Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, these puppets are so realistic you may want to run and hide—but don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show.


March 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
April 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Overture Center – Capitol Theater
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53073 United States