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Center for Puppetry Arts presents ‘Weather Rocks!’
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February 26, 2014 03:44 PM | 3872 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo / The Shining Sun is one of the characters in the Center for Puppetry Arts’ ‘Weather Rocks!’
Special Photo / The Shining Sun is one of the characters in the Center for Puppetry Arts’ ‘Weather Rocks!’
The Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown is set to rock out today through March 23 with the original tunes of “Weather Rocks!”

This musical opens the floodgates to the mysteries of Mother Nature and shares facts about rain, snow, hurricanes, sunshine and more.

Using a wide variety of puppetry styles and music genres — from rock-n-roll to reggae to gospel — a cool band of meteorologists performs an array of songs that shed light on many natural phenomena including the water cycle, volcanic eruptions, rainbows and much more.

In 2009, during the last run of “Weather Rocks!” Spencer G. Stephens wowed audiences as a cast member in this original work by Jon Ludwig. Stephens is back for this latest production, this time directing a new cast of performers — Dolph Amick, Eric Baumgartner, Jared Brodie, Eliana Marianes and Mandy Mitchell.

The set, props and all of the more than 25 puppets were designed and constructed on-site by center artists and staff.

Recommended for ages 4 and up, “Weather Rocks!” is presented in the Mainstage Theater. Show times are 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members and include museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop or To-Go Kit, so children can make their own Shining Sun hand puppets.

For information and tickets, call (404) 873-3391 or visit

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