What: Center Puppetry Arts Peter Pan
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
When: April 5 – May 27, 2012
Cost: $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members
Win Tickets below to the April 14, 12 noon show!
My children love the story of Peter Pan. It’s one of my favorite’s too. I’m not sure why, but it seems to transcend gender and generations. The Center for Puppetry Arts is putting a slightly inventive twist on the popular tale for what’s sure to be one of their most popular puppet shows.
This adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved children’s book depicts Wendy Darling as an amateur inventor, who along with her brothers John and Michael, travel to Neverland with the impetuous Peter and his fairy companion, Tinkerbell.
Adventures abound as the children romp with the Lost Boys, swim with mermaids, rescue the resourceful Princess Tigerlily and battle the nefarious Captain Hook. Following the novel’s classic episodes, Peter Pan celebrates the carefree spirit of childhood and the value of following your dreams.
An original score by Jeffrey Bützer complements the vivid designs, featuring an array of musical instruments including accordion, toy piano, saxophone, cello, flute, guitar, glockenspiel and more. You may also learn a new language during the show. Princess Tigerlily, the daughter of the chief of the Neverland tribe, speaks Cherokee. The Center for Puppetry Arts was pleased to work with the Cherokee Nation Education Services and the Translation Department of Education Services to translate Tigerlily’s dialogue into this beautiful language for the show. I’m not sure there were Cherokee in London, but it’s an interesting twist for the tale.
Peter Pan is presented in Mainstage Theater April 5 through May 27. Show times are as follows:
- Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday: 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday*: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (*The Ctr. is closed on Easter Sunday)
Single show tickets include museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where kids can make their own Cranky Crocodile Hand Puppet.
Enter below to win a family four pack of tickets to see the show on April 14 at 12 noon.
Want another chance to win? Visit Atlantic Station.
Peter Pan has lost his shadow and it is loose in Atlantic Station! Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Atlantic Station in this exciting chance to win FREE tickets to Peter Pan!
How to Enter:
- Find Peter’s shadow somewhere in Atlantic Station, March 22 through April 5.
- Take a picture of his shadow and email it to PR@PUPPET.ORG
- You will be entered in a drawing to win 4 FREE tickets to Peter Pan, which opens April 5.
Limit one entry per email address. Drawings will be held twice a week, for a total of 4 winners. Contest tickets valid April 5 – 22 only.