A Children's Comic Opera Production

Directed by Ana Crăciun-Lambru 


Original Score - Damian Vlad

Set Design - Iulia Gherghescu

Costume Design - Ioana Simion

Directing Consultant - Ioana Petre

Video Projections – Laurențiu Nastasă

Puppet Design and Build - Ana Crăciun-Lambru 

Lights -  Traian Marin

Original Script - Ioana Petre and  Ana Crăciun-Lambru

Lyrics - Ioana Petre and Ana Crăciun-Lambru

Alex / Barton - Cosmin Cosma / Mădălin Măndin / Mihai Niță/ Ciprian Chiricheș
Lori / Onix - Alexandra Giurcă / Lavinia Pop Coman/ Andreea Moustache
Denisa / Mix – Teodora Antal / Ana Cucută
Mara /  Max – Elena Alexandra Dumitrescu / Victoria Radu


A few teens from the neighbourhood tell the famous story of Barton, the stray dog, and Onix, a little cat that got separated by her family. Accompanied by Max and Mix, two parrots full of tricks, the two friends find out a few important lessons about family, friendship, loneliness, love and kindness. 


Harun si Marea de Povesti Harun and the Sea of Stories

by: Salman Rushdie


Adapted by: Tim Supple, David Tushingham

Translated into Romanian by: Marius Michal Klimowicz

Cast: Ionuţ Niculae, Conrad Mericoffer, George Rotaru,

Alexandra Badea, Vlad Basarabescu, Victor Ţăpeanu, Ana Crăciun Lambru

Directed by: Alexandru Berceanu

Sets: Mihai Păcurar

Costumes: Cristina Milea

Puppet design and manipulation: Ana Crăciun-Lambru

Light Design: Alexandru Berceanu

Music: Simona Strungaru, Sebastian Burneci

Animated visuals made by Animation Worksheep, the animation workshop powered by Anim’est (Trainer Worksheep: Dan Panaitescu)

Duration: 1h30 min 


The colorful world in Salman Rushdie’s novel of the same title is revived on the stage. A mix of animated visuals and acting, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an interactive show, enjoyable both by children and adults. stage, welcoming various interpretations: it is a compelling children’s story, but also a complex parable about totalitarianism and dictatorship. Fantastical characters, real characters, dream and reality create a singular universe, in an unhinged, spectacular dance.

The show was produced thanks to the financial support from the Cultural Center of Bucharest ARCUB, as part of the Bucharest - Participative City programme.

Pasarea de Foc - The Firebird

a Tony Bulandra Theatre production


directed by Irina Niculescu 

music by Igor Stravinsky 

puppets and stage design by John Lewandowski 



Inspired by Igor Stravinsky's music and the story of Ivan Tsarevici, „The Firebird and Kaschei, the evil magician”, Irina Niculescu created a beautiful full stage shadow theatre performance. With an interesting blend between the traditional movement of the shadow puppets and cinematic effects, the show is a mesmerizing experience for children and parents alike. 


Length of show  40'

Recommended age +5

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E Ora de Papusi!

It's Puppet Time! 


created and performed by Ana Craciun-Lambru


"E Ora de Păpuşi! / It’s Puppet Time!" is an engaging performance for the entire family. 

Ana Crăciun-Lambru uses various Puppet Theatre techniques - Rod Puppets, Hand Puppets, Toy Theatre, TableTop Theatre and Marionettes - to create little moments filled with emotion and humor which reveal the magic of this beautiful artform.

Lola, the dancing Diva, Tiger, the circus worm and Mot, the Woodchuck are only a few of the protagonists and they are all excited to meet you. 


The show can be performed in English

Length of show 45'

Recommended age +4


created and performed by Ana Crăciun-Lambru

Script and staging advisors: Sarah Nolen, Tracy Becker and Robert McDonald


Adapted from Amanda Hall’s book “The Stolen Sun - a Story of Native Alaska”, Luminary is the tale of a second chance! When humankind takes the world for granted, Raven, its supreme creator, hides the Sun. His daughter, Little Darkness, sets on a quest to bring back the light to the world. Join a rogue storyteller on a journey of light and shadow, found objects, and empowering adventures!

Length of show 45'

Recommended age +4

Puppets Take the Pops


The Boston Pops collaborated with University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program in a stunning evening of grand symphonic music illustrated by imaginative puppet creations of all kinds and sizes. 

Director: Bart P. Roccoberton, Jr

Creative team: Cristopher D. Mullens, Elizabeth Acosta, Mark Gale, Sarah Nolen, John Cody, Anatar Marmol-Gagne, Mark Blashford,  Zachary Broome, Isinsu Ersan, Katayoun Amir-Aslani, Cori Leyden-Sussler, Mac Cherny, Kelly Vickers, Shane McNeal, , Kalob Martinez, Ana Craciun-Lambru, Krista Weltner, Nicholas Parks, Michael Rogers, Katherine Folker, Tracy Becker, Katherine Dole, Mikaila Baka-Dorion, Darren Brown

Anthony - A journey around the world

created by Ana Crăciun-Lambru and Kalob Martinez


Anthony the Ant discovers puppet stories and traditions of the world in an entertaining and informative performance for globetrotters of all ages.

With Ana Crăciun-Lambru and Kalob Martinez

Length of show 45'

Last Stop on Market Street

created by Ana Crăciun-Lambru and Kalob Martinez


A Toy Theatre performance adapted from the book

"Last Stop on Market Street" by MATT DE LA PEÑA
with illustrations by Christian Robinson (Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal)


Every Sunday, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. CJ asks Nana about this and that.

Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.


Length of show 10'


Previous Romanian Productions


The Story of Jester

created by Uninvented Theatre

An extremely lively play about courage, friendship and...tomato soup! 

Jester, the main character of these adventures, is a real hero of our days and, at the same time, each viewer’s best friend! Sprinkled with gags and comic situations typical for Commedia dell’Arte, the play “The story of Jester” will melt every heart!

Clowns and Co.

created by Dell'Arte Theatre 


After searching for a long time, four clowns find each other and promise to never let go. Before leaving to find their belongings that got lost on the way, they rest for a while and beggin to dream.


And what a dream they have!


Join Tonzi , Ponzi, Fonzi and Onzi in their dream world accompanied by dancing puppets and loving marionettes!