| Book your child’s birthday party at the Center for Puppetry Arts and you’re sure to be enthralled by these hilarious tales of a cunning rabbit, his infamous friends, and their amusing attempts to stay out of a briar patch of trouble. Featuring live music with a range of Southern African American styles, this sprightly competition of the ego invites audiences to see who is the swiftest, the strongest, and the smartest of this gang of friends.
Party spaces are available on Saturdays and Sundays and include tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts’ original production of Brer Rabbit & Friends, your very own birthday party room, and the all-important birthday throne!
Extras like the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (make your very own Brer Fox Hand Puppet), balloons, hand puppets, and invitations add to the fun! Just bring your party supplies, decorations, and food. Or call our friends at Papa John’s at GA Tech for a special Center for Puppetry Arts discount.
Birthday Parties are a special privilege for Members at the Family level and above, but don’t worry, it’s easy to join! Just click here.
Center for Puppetry Arts offers unique opportunity to support the Arts and have a fun, affordable birthday party!16 Mar
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:
- 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
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.
- Waiting for Balloon – December 27-30, 2012; January 3-6, 2013; January 12 & 19, 2013
- A Child’s Garden of Verses – March 11-16 & 23; March 29-30, 2013
Explore the sounds and sensations of nature as you journey through a magical garden. Children will be actively engaged in this multi-sensory performance as they willingly become a part of the artistic experience. A “cultural” garden in which children can grow their imaginations, and become gardeners themselves!
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
Please come on Saturday, November 10th for the Dignity Revolution Film Festival in the theater of Paideia, which features films about people with “diffabilities,” and is the Girl Scout Gold Award for Susannah, a senior and the president of Paideia’s Diffabilities Club. What does that mean, “diffabilities?” It is a term that reflects the fact that everyone has different abilities, rather than focusing on what those with intellectual disabilities cannot do. The purpose of the Dignity Revolution Film Festival is to promote awareness about people with disabilities and their role in today’s society. Most importantly, it’s about understanding, inclusion, and equality. The festival will start in the morning at 9:00 a.m. with the movie most appropriate for younger children and progress through the day with the last movie appropriate for high school students and adults.
The four films are Finding Nemo, chosen because of its characters’ wide assortment of disabilities (9:00 a.m.); Praying with Lior, showing the spiritually rich life of a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome (11:00 a.m.); Door to Door, about a man with Cerebral Palsy who becomes a salesman despite discrimination (1:20 p.m.); and Snow Cake, chosen because it deals with a man coming to terms with the fact that a woman with Autism can live independently (3:30 p.m.). Moderators from the disabilities community will lead discussions after each film to foster understanding and education.
The event is free and open to the public. See the website, http://dignityrevfilmfestival.wordpress.com/, for the Viewing Schedule of each film. Please “like” the Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DignityRevolutionFilmFestival?ref=stream. Join for one film, or for all of them!
STUFF TO DO
September 1st: Celebrate Freedom Atlanta– FREE, but tickets required
September 1st 9am-12pm: Kid’s Football Post Game Workshop at select Home Depot Stores– FREE
September 1-3: Art in the Park- Marietta– FREE
Groupon to Atlanta Zoo– $20 for a visit for two
Drama Classes for Kids throughout the metro area: Forefront Arts
Former Atlantans Jennifer and Jonathan Fenske launch a cool app that appeals to healthy eating and creativity: