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Around Atlanta: Cinderella Della Circus at The Center for Puppetry Arts

Hey y’all!

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared any fun happenings around Atlanta! Part of that has been general not feeling well enough to do anything (thanks, Kid #3!) and part has been end-of-the-year madness, followed by vacation madness. Either way, my apologies!

I’m coming back hot though, because I have a FUN summer event for you guys! The show I’m so thrilled to share with you all is called Cinderella Della Circus, and it’s put on by The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta!

The kiddos and I had the pleasure of going to see this show last weekend, and it was SO cute. Anything with a princess in the title, and Anissa is sold, so it wasn’t hard getting her pumped for the show!

With high-flying thrills, Cinderella Della Circus brings puppetry and the circus together with fairytale magic. To kick off the 2017-2018 Family Series, Cinderella Della Circus will whisk away families with a unique twist on the well-loved story of Cinderella from June 20 – July 23. In this magical show, Cinderella is a poetic tightrope walker in P.T. Barnum’s circus, who speaks only in rhyme. When evil Madame Bullie (or as Anissa called her, “The Big Mean Lady”) takes over ringmaster duties, Cinderella is forced to cook and clean instead of performing at the Handsome Prince’s Ball.

Cinderella Della Circus is about celebrating differences and using individual talents to work together. Complete with trick marionettes, circus animals, space travel, Jules Verne and a moon monster, this performance is a treat for both boys and girls. Although it’s made for ages 4 & up, my 3 and 1-year-old really enjoyed it! I will say, it was probably was a bit too long for Tino, as he started to get restless and I had to walk out with him, but he really liked the show.

Using both Marionettes and rod and shadow puppets, the show was very unique and kept us entertained. I loved that at the end, the puppeteers “popped” out of the set to describe the puppets, explain how they were made, and describe the set and who was working it. It was a really great way for the older kids to grasp the concept of what was really happening, while also keeping the little ones entertained.

After the show, guests are invited to make a paper Stretch-o (one of the characters in the show), which Anissa absolutely adored. The craft was a great touch to wrap up an amazing day, and Anissa still loves playing with her paper Stretch-o over a week later, which is saying a lot for a 3-year-old! Kids can also get a balloon animal made before leaving!

If you’re looking for something great to do with your little ones in Atlanta, you can find out more about Cinderella Della Circus, including showtimes and purchase tickets here. And watch this cute little clip to get your kids hooked before the show!




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