SLEEPING BEAUTY Plays Center for Puppetry Arts, Sept 26-Oct 7

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Sleeping Beauty, presented by NationAl Marionette Theatre, will play at the Center for Puppetry Arts, September 26-October 7, 2012. Join hero Prince Stefan as he sets out to rescue the princess Aurora, and her family's kingdom, asleep for almost one hundred years. Told from the prince's point of view, this adaptation of the much-loved fairy tale combines beautifully crafted marionettes with the timeless music from Tchaikovsky's ballet.

Patrons attending Sleeping Beauty are eligible for a dream come true in the form of a better night's sleep. The Center for Puppetry Arts, the Mattress Firm, and Simmons are partnering to offer a new queen-sizEd Simmons' Beautyrest mattress set to one lucky winner. Patrons of the show are automatically entered to win when they purchase their tickets. For full contest rules and regulations or to enter online, visit: http://www.puppet.org/about/special_offers.shtml. Entries can also be submitted without purchase either online or at Mattress Firm locations around Metro-Atlanta.

The show runs Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA.

Tickets for patrons ages two and older are $9.25 for Members and $16.50 for Nonmembers and include admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), and all museum exhibits. Group rates are available. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.

For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org/perform/sleepingbeauty.shtml. For more about NationAl Marionette Theatre of Brattleboro, VT, visit www.nmtshow.com.

CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP
Included in the ticket cost is admission to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where visitors can experience the thrill of puppetry by creating their own Wise Owl Marionette or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home!

MUSEUM
Investigate all kinds of puppets in the Center's permanent museum PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder and Passports: New Arrivals from the World of Puppetry, as well as our exclusive Jim Henson exhibits. Visit www.puppet.org for more information on the Museum and Special Exhibits.

Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs.

Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. These programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a Member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre. The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

Photo courtesy of NationAl Marionette Theatre.

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