Not So Scary Fairy Tales Returns

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia invites you to take an adventure through a magical maze of fantasy and wonder. “The Not So Scary Fairy Tales” will run Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 26, 28-29 with group tours beginning at 6:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 30, tours begin at 2:30 p.m. and run through 5:30 p.m. 

The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia invites you to take an adventure through a magical maze of fantasy and wonder. “The Not So Scary Fairy Tales” will run Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 26, 28-29 with group tours beginning at 6:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 30, tours begin at 2:30 p.m. and run through 5:30 p.m. Enter an enchanting land where fairy tales live once more in twelve interactive and unique rooms. Explore the realm of Beowulf, the forest home of the Star Maiden and the pirates’ ship from Treasure Island. Find out what’s bugging Chicken Little, Geppeto, and those crafty little pigs. Carefully cross the frozen land of the Snow Queen and enter the mine of the Seven Dwarves. And watch out for the Giant, lurking about the beanstalk. 

All tours are approximately 25 minutes long, beginning in the lobby with Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage and winding through the Richard L. Dangle Theatre. Each fairy tale is complete with costumed characters and dazzling sets. Reservations are encouraged to obtain the time slot that best suits your family.

Sponsors Dr. Chester and Faye Gibson are thrilled with this service project to the community. 

“We are so pleased to support the outreach of the Townsend Center to the communities of West Georgia with programming that is educational and entertaining for families,” said Chester Gibson. “The University is a terrific destination with so many opportunities for everyone.”

“The Not So Scary Fairy Tales” is a community effort designed, costumed and built by children, teens and adults from the communities of West Georgia along with UWG students. The result is an exciting labyrinth designed for children, their families and the resident dragon.

Carrollton resident Jenny Lyle, known throughout the community as a theatrical director for youth productions, once again leads the way. David Manuel, Technical Director at the Townsend Center, is the designer and master carpenter. 

“We have worked hard to make the event accessible, both physically and visually, for all ages,” said Manuel. “The maze is carefully designed to accommodate all children, including those who need assistance or may be in a wheelchair.”

Each evening features a special activity at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby with prizes for the winners and a Costume Contest on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Other activities are available in the lobby. Horton’s Bookstore will also be on hand to sell children’s books. 

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. If special assistance is needed, contact the patron services manager at 678-839-4722.  Box Office hours are Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 678-839-4722 or visit www.townsendcenter.org.