Thursday, October 23, 2008
Come ready for fun when wonderful fairy tales come to life at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Tours are approximately 20 minutes long beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre. Reservations of time slots have been brisk and early reservations are encouraged.
Each evening features a new family activity at 7:30 p.m. and includes tee-shirt door prizes on Friday; a Fairy Tale Sing-a-Long on Saturday; a Fairy Tale Art Contest on Tuesday; a Spooky Spelling Spree on Wednesday; and a Costume Contest on Thursday.
Other activities include face painting, coloring and story telling. Horton’s Bookstore will also be on hand to sell children’s books of fairy tales.
“The Not So Scary Fairy Tales” is the only event that the TCPA crew produce themselves by planning the maze, painting the scenery and building the sets. Carrollton resident Jenny Lyle is directing the production and David Manuel, technical director at the Townsend Center, is the designer and lead builder for the fairy tale maze that patrons will be guided through.
Designed for children and their families, the production combines aspects of live theatre with a twisting and turning maze carefully crafted to accommodate all children, including those who need assistance.
Sponsors Dr. Chester and Faye Gibson said they are thrilled with this service project to the community.
“We are so pleased to support the outreach of the Townsend Center to the West Georgia community with programming that is educational and entertaining for families,” said Chester Gibson. “The university is a terrific destination with so many opportunities for everyone and we are happy to be a part of those activities that help enhance lives.”
Children young and old will enjoy the exciting labyrinth lurking with friendly fairy tale characters like Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit and Little Miss Muffet. Even Cinderella is waiting to share her pumpkin carriage with visitors.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Box Office hours are Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If special assistance is needed, contact the general manager, Renét Jones, at 678-839-4722.
To reserve a time slot, call 678-839-4722 or visit http://www.townsendcenter.org/ for more information.