Marionette Theatre in Central Park
We're so lucky to live within walking distance to a marionette theatre. It's such a simple, classic, and charming form of entertainment that I hope never dies away. It's also one of the cheapest things to do in the city, so this is the third time we've gone! Tickets are only $8/adult and $5/children under 12. The theatre is located within the charming Swedish Cottage in one of my favorite parts of Central Park. After seeing a show, I love walking through the Shakespeare Gardens and then up to Belvedere Castle.
The current show is Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service. It's about a little girl, her spider babysitter, and all the mischief that happens when she opens a monster baby sitting company. Wild times!
The kids really liked the performance. I measure likability by whether or not my kids can sit through an entire show. They did! While I thought the sets and puppets were eye catching and thoughtfully made, I would have loved to see a more classic aesthetic and storyline. But maybe I'm just old fashioned. Ella loved everything, particularly the spider. She kept saying it was "so unbelievable, mom! Wow!"
One of my favorite parts was the quick demonstration at the end of the show explaining how puppets work. Isn't that little puppet with the red tie the cutest?
Thanks to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater for sending me tickets to review this show. We can't wait to go back!