#113 – “Stellaluna” and Family Summer Series at Center for Puppetry Arts – Introducing Passport to Puppetry!
If you’ve never been to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown, you are in for a fantastic treat!
The summer shows in the Family Series are in full swing; the first production – “Stellaluna” by Tears of Joy Theatre of Portland, Oregon, which was completely sold out on its last visit to the Center – is underway and being presented through this Sunday, June 6, 2010. It is a beautiful, whimsical rendering of the children’s book by the same name and is (incredibly) performed by two puppeteers playing four characters each. It is followed by “The Lion, The Mouse & Other Aesop’s Fables,” which opens on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, and four more two-week-long productions, providing something for everyone!
New this summer, beginning with “Stellaluna,” the Center for Puppetry Arts is introducing the Passport to Puppetry. You and your child can collect ticket stubs from each show in the summer Family Series in a special passport to win prizes, like a free finger puppet, a guided tour, a gift certificate to the Museum Store and more! You have nine more opportunities to catch “Stellaluna” and collect your first ticket stub – the show runs today, Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6, 2010. Then collect one stub per passport for each of the following shows to win the Grand Prize!
There’s so much more going on at the Center for Puppetry Arts – so much more than I can write about in one post (I haven’t even touched on the museums, the Jim Henson exhibits, and the museum shop – but check those out when you go – they’re included in your ticket price!). So visit the Center for Puppetry Arts website, or better yet, plan to see “Stellaluna” before it closes. As an added incentive, Rita’s Italian Ice will be at the Center this Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM giving out FREE Italian Ice. So bring your friends and family, enjoy some FREE Italian Ice and a delightful production of “Stellaluna.” Comment on this post and be entered to win 4 tickets to the 1:00 PM production of “Stellaluna” on Saturday, June 5, 2010 – just tell us, What was your favorite children’s book from your childhood (or your children’s childhood) and why? (Deadline: Friday, 6/4 at noon)
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WHERE: Center for Puppetry Arts – 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309