Atlanta’s Center For Puppetry Arts Presents: The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables

Atlanta’s Center For Puppetry Arts has introduced a new production especially for younger children: The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables 

The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables is sure to have your little one clapping, singing, and making shadow puppets of their very own in this upbeat and educational performance. The show highlights five of Aesop’s timeless tales in five unique and creative ways. Audience members are encouraged to count and sing along with the performers as they embark on a five-part adventure through several of Aesop’s most-loved fables, including: the Lion and the Mouse, the Country Mouse and the City Mouse, the Fox and the Crane, the Ant and the Grasshopper, and the Tortoise and the Hare. 

The show is performed by Allison Murphy and Amy Strickland, a.k.a. Cutie and Patootie. These lively and talented ladies are able to change their voices and personalities to match that of the characters they play, and kept us smiling and engaged throughout the entire performance.

It was especially wonderful to see all the little children in the theater behaving so well! There was no crying or wiggling – the children were very attentive and engaged during the ENTIRE performance! My three year old daughter wore a grin the entire time we were seated, and even skipped out of the theater. The show is perfect for children ages 2-6 years old, but as a twenty-something year old woman, I thoroughly enjoyed it, as well! 🙂

The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables will be performed at Atlanta’s Center For Puppetry Arts from August 2 – September 9, 2012 in the Downstairs Theater during the following show times:

  • Thursday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket center at 404.873.3391. Tickets are $9.25 (Members) and $16.25 (Non-members).

Be sure to check out the Jim Henson exhibit and the Make Your Own Puppet station for even more fun!

I received complimentary passes to attend the show in order to write a thoughtful and honest review. All opinions come from the careful consideration of my own personal experience and were not influenced in any way by monetary compensation. 


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7 Responses to Atlanta’s Center For Puppetry Arts Presents: The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables

  1. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says:

    My girls loved it..5, 3 and even 5 months (she even paid attention). It was a really cute show.

  2. I went with my sister and nephew and had a great time! I must say that my mouse puppet came out pretty good, too!

  3. Andrea says:

    Great post! I’m glad I read this because it answered one of my main questions about these puppet shows – will it hold my children’s attention??? I’d hate to spend that kind of money if it didn’t 🙂 I’m leary of going anywhere that requires them to sit still for long periods of time … and there was no crying or wiggling!! That’s pretty impressive!

    • I think it will! Like I mentioned – the kids seemed to be pretty entertained the whole time. There were fun, catchy songs, bright colors, fun costumes – and incredibly adorable puppets. If you go, let me know how it went! I hope you have a blast!

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