Since The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite EVERYTHING, Oz puppet plays are a special interest of mine. Sadly, in my 40 years of life, I have never actually SEEN a puppet production of Oz! But, it's something I've added to my "bucket list" and have even toyed with the possibility of producing and performing a marionette version as part of the theatre company I co-founded, 5th Season.
In the mean time, here are some of the more famous, "historical" Oz puppet productions:
Jean Abel Gros was a prominent American marionette artist of the early twentieth century. In 1928 he mounted an Oz puppet show called The Magical Land of Oz, written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. The production played at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Regrettably, Gros's Oz show was apparently never filmed or otherwise preserved. The show boasted a 14 piece marionette orchestra and was for the most part adaptation of Baum's third Oz book, Ozma of Oz (the orchestra members even looked like the "Nomes" as drawn by Neill). It's unknown at this time if a copy of Plumly Thompson's script survives.