The Cat in the Hat
Atlanta Puppetry Arts Center
through May 13, 2018
If you are looking for something to really grab the senses of any youngster, think about how much they all loved the works of Dr. Seuss. Now, the master puppeteers at our local facility are bringing to stage the classic Cat in the Hat.
The facility has a nice seating plan with high steps so that all the youngsters have a clear view of all the action. And there’s plenty of action as 6 puppeteers have the cartoon characters speaking, moving, flying and moving the story so well that nobody wanted the show to end.
But, when it did end they came on stage to show the audience how the puppets were fashioned and used, and then invited everybody to visit the crafts room upstairs where they could make their own Cat in the Hat for use as a shadow puppet. The instructions and all materials provided at no addition charge.
What else could you do? You could take a full tour of the Museum which features the work and career of Jim Henson, the incredible puppet master who was involved in the origination of Sesame Street many years, and to this day it still plays around the world. Want to get your photo taken with Big Bird? Go ahead, they’re all there in the museum.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 14th and Spring Streets just a few blocks from the High Museum. They have free parking available, so it’s an easy place to visit and enjoy. Every kid from 3 to 93 will enjoy a visit. More info online at Puppet.org