Most of the big kids are back to school, but there are still plenty of fun things to do around the city with the little ones, so we thought we’d shed some light on our favorite past-time: plays! The Fox Theatre and the Center for Puppetry Arts have some really fun kid-friendly plays coming up that we’re sure your family will love.
Shake a Tail Feather with Mother Goose
In this interactive puppet show, Mother Goose is missing! You and your children will help Mary Mary sort out nursery rhymes with Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill, and all the other citizens of Rhymeville while looking for clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Filled with music and audience interaction, this show will have you tapping your toes, clapping your hands, and singing with your little ones.
“Shake a Tail Feather with Mother Goose” runs at The Center for Puppetry Arts from August 21 – September 21, 2014.
Sesame Street Live “Make A New Friend”
No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special. Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they’ll explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies! Join the fun, learn some valuable lessons, and make lasting memories with your family.
Sesame Street Live “Make A New Friend” runs at The Fox Theatre from September 12 – September 14, 2014.
The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales
Five traditional and not-so-traditional stories are woven together to recount tales of ancient China. In this show, fables of compassion and consideration, along with the greatest ping pong match of all time, are told through beautiful imagery and surprising effects which are sure to keep your kids entertained. Honored in 2004 with a National Heritage Fellowship Award (the highest honor our nation gives to folk and traditional artists), Dragon Art Studio delights the senses while giving a special insight into Chinese folklore and culture.
“The Old Man and the Monkeys and Other Chinese Tales” runs at The Center for Puppetry Arts from September 24 – October 5, 2014.
Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without the Nutcracker and there’s no better place to see it than at the Atlanta Ballet. They’ll transport you and your family into a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, and sparkling snowflakes with the time-honored classic. This larger-than-life production has become a staple of the Atlanta holiday season, leaving audiences of all ages smiling from ear to ear. If it’s not already, we definitely recommend adding this to your family’s holiday tradition.
Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” runs at The Fox Theatre from December 11 – December 28, 2014.
Direct from Broadway comes Newsies: the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, this classic play tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right and staying true to who you are.
“Newsies” runs at The Fox Theatre from January 20 – January 25, 2015.