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Center asks all to ‘Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose’
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August 20, 2014 03:06 PM | 2851 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo / The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe is among the many Mother Goose characters in ‘Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose.’
Special Photo / The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe is among the many Mother Goose characters in ‘Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose.’
Mother Goose is missing! Classic characters from everyone’s favorite nursery rhymes must band together to solve the crime in the Center for Puppetry Arts’ inventive production of “Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose,” Thursday through Sept. 21. The center is located at 1404 Spring St. in Midtown.

Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill and all the other residents of Rhymeville need help to look for clues and piece together the mystery of Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Filled with music and high levels of guest interaction, this show will have audience members tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing with their little ones.    

Adapted and directed by Amy Sweeney, it is a new production for the Theater for the Very Young, featuring performances by expert puppeteers Luis Hernandez and Mandy Mitchell. The production includes hand-and-rod and shadow puppetry styles. All puppets, props and scenery are crafted in house by the center’s expert staff, including head puppet designer Jason von Hinezmeyer and scenic designer Ryan Sbaratta.

“Engaging little ones is no easy feat, but as a new mother myself, I enjoy being surrounded by such a young audience,” said Sweeney. “We try to strike a balance with a new story that includes familiar characters to keep the kids interested.”

“Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose” is appropriate for ages 2 and older and will be performed in the Downstairs Theater. A half-price preview will be offered today at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Regular show times are Thursday and Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for nonmembers and include museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop or to-go kit, where children can piece together their own Jumping Cow shadow puppet to take home.

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

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