Many puppet shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this GrouponLive deal to the Center for Puppetry Arts. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $16, you get two general-admission tickets to a family production (a $33 value).
- For $30, you get four general-admission tickets to a family production (a $66 value).<p>
Tickets are valid for one of the following family performances:
- Peter Pan, running until Sunday, May 27
- Cinderella performed by the Tears of Joy Theatre, running from Tuesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 10
- The Little Pirate Mermaid, running from Thursday, June 14, to Saturday, June 30<p>
Adapted and directed by Michael Haverty, Peter Pan follows the classic story written by J.M. Barrie, chronicling the hero’s adventures as he romps with the Lost Boys and battles Captain Hook. The Center for Puppetry Arts brings the tale to life with colorful characters that celebrate the carefree spirit of childhood, the value of following your dreams, and the importance of maintaining a tight grip on your shadow at all times.
The Tears of Joy Theatre’s performance of Cinderella combines music and table-top puppets for a spellbinding production of the classic French fairytale. As Cinderella joyfully dances with her Prince Charming and thwarts her wicked stepsisters, she learns the importance of believing in herself. The Little Pirate Mermaid similarly combines music with marionettes for Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Original songs, stage effects, and an ocean full of puppets enliven a tale of love and adventure as the princess joins her pirate sweetheart on his ship.
When the Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were on hand to cut the ribbon. Fittingly, one of its first major exhibitions, The Art of the Muppets in 1981, attracted more than 50,000 attendees. Since then, the center has matured into a multi-faceted complex that is equal parts museum, performance center, hub for working artists, and factory for building an army to fight ventriloquist dummies.
Center for Puppetry Arts
When the Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were on hand to cut the ribbon. Fittingly, one of its first major exhibitions, The Art of the Muppets in 1981, attracted more than 50,000 attendees. Since then, the center has matured into a multifaceted complex equal parts museum, performance center, and hub for working artists.