I was recently given two tickets to view the new production Cinderella Della Circus at Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. This review expresses my personal opinions.
Cinderella Della Circus is adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig and was performed with marionette puppets. It brings puppetry and the circus together in a magical fairytale.
In this re-telling of the classic Cinderella, we met several circus friends including Oliver the elephant, Cornelia the "Zebracorn" and Cinderella the tightrope walker who speaks only in rhyme with unkempt hair and oversized feet. The crowd is also introduced to Stretcho who's song drew in the audience with singing along and clapping. When the circus ringmaster rockets to the moon, the cruel Madame Bullie takes over the circus. Cinderella is forced to cook and clean. How will she be able to perform at the Prince's Ball? With the help of her circus friends of course! Cinderella performs her tightrope routine and falls in love with the prince's brother.
The children in attendance seemed to love the huge sparkling "glass slippers" Cinderella wore for her routine at the Ball. I think the show is great for a wide age range of children and girls and boys alike. If time is short and you don't have time for the create-a-puppet workshop you can stop at the box office and pick up a kit to take home. The Stretcho made with the kit is adorable!
Cinderella Della Circus runs at Center For Puppetry Arts through July 23. Show times are Tuesday-Friday 10 am and 12 pm, Saturday 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm and Sunday 1 pm and 3 pm (no shows July 4th).
Tickets are $19.50 (non-members) and $9.75 (members). Every person ages 2 & up require a ticket. The ticket include admission to the show, the museum, and the create-a-puppet workshop.
For more information or tickets please call (404) 873-3391 or visit HERE.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th Atlanta, GA 30309-2820. They are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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