When the King and Queen forget to invite the evil fairy to the Christening of their new baby princess, all is not well. The evil flower fairy places a hex on the innocent princess to punish her for her parents’ faux pas.

The National Marionette Theatre of Brattlesboro, Vermont–with the trio of father and two sons, David A. Syrotiak, David J. Syrotiak , and Peter Syrotiak–brought to life the tale of Sleeping Beauty at the Center for Puppetry Arts. With a full two tier stage, they animated these wooden marionettes with a colorful shifting background.  Watching this show with a room of kindergarten students was a treat as they giggled and ooh and awww the fast moving plot of Sleeping Beauty.

Next week is the final lap of a yearly Atlanta treat, The Ghastly Dreadfuls: The Last Ghast.  The show opens on October 11 and runs through October 27. One last thing…. Cookie Monster is in da house! Don’t miss out on seeing one of the treasured monsters from Sesame Street on display. I love cookies and cookies love me!

For more information, visit the hidden gem of midtown at www.puppet.org, on Twitter @CtrPuppetryArts or call (404)873-3391

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