to you and yours.
Bless your heart ;-),
A highly interactive multi-sensory performance for very young children and their grown-ups is coming to Atlanta. I can’t wait! With an 18 month old who you all know is just about unable to be taken anywhere in public, this has me chomping at the bit. We are planning to attend A Christmas Carol with our five year old and have gotten a sitter to be able to do so. As much as it pains me to do that, it’s become a regular occurrence lately because we are really making an effort for our older child’s life not to completely be put on hold until the baby can “behave himself”. In any case- going to a show with both kids in tow, especially during their two weeks off school, is exciting for me and Mr. P.
Here’s the info you’ll need if you have little ones like ours…
ATLANTA, December 10, 2012 — Beginning December 27, the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young will stage Waiting for Balloon written by folk artist TMarq and loosely based on the classic play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
Directed by Rosemary Newcott, Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, Waiting for Balloon tells the story of two childlike hobo-clowns waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.” The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is. Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!” Waiting for Balloon is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects, designed by the creative mind of Puppeteer Michael Haverty.
Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show. Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.
“Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences. The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willing become part of the experience,” says Director, Rosemary Newcott.
Tickets for Waiting for Balloon are $10 per person, no matter how young or old. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of 25% off their single tickets. For additional information about Theatre for the Very Young or to purchase tickets, please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 email@example.com. You can also purchase tickets online at:
Waiting for Balloon – – Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 – Memorial Arts Building, 3rd Floor, Black Box Theatre:
Waiting for Balloon
December 27-30, 2012, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
January 3-6, 2013, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
January 12 & 19, 2013, Saturdays, 9:30am & 11:00am
Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.” The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is. Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two clowns piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!” An introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects. For tickets – please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or firstname.lastname@example.org, also available online at
Theatre for the Very Young Season Ticket Packages
Season Ticket packages for the two upcoming Theatre for the Very Young productions are available. When you buy a package for $20, receive tickets to both productions plus season ticket benefits.
Producer Package – $20 (per person, no matter how young or old) –includes a ticket to each TVY production. In addition to guaranteed seats, all TVY season ticket holders receive:
– 15% off additional single tickets to all Alliance Theatre productions
– 10% off acting classes
– $5 off return tickets to enjoy TVY performances again
I LOVE Christmas. I mean, like really, really love. Like mail out my Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving, love. Like my decorations MUST be up before the end of November, love.
But, I also recognize the emotional nature of this season. I mean, by it’s very virtue the “holiday season” is meant to elicit images of extra activities, service projects, alternative (or even just regular) gifting, worship services, family obligations, remembrances of loved ones gone and experiencing illness…ah, the list goes on.
As an Atlanta mom, I feel blessed that weather is generally not an impediment to my task list. I also find the distance between us and our families of origin, who live in Pennsylvania, a bit of a relief, in that all of that “over the river and through the woods” talk can be the stuff of Christmas Carols instead of my Christmas reality. And, I would be lying if I didn’t mention the exhale that not being in the midst of the family drama, every family, no matter how functional, inevitably encounters at one time or another, allows us.
But, no matter what the reason or the season, life is way, way too short to let a busy pace, the worries of yesterday, or the anxieties of tomorrow take up the happiness of today. Whether you are anticipating Hanukah, in the first few days of Advent, or simply appreciating the season, I wish you moments of peace, joy, and contentment in just being.
Bless your heart ;-),
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