Puppetworks has announced its winter presentation in its Brooklyn theatre: a comic adventure recommended for ages 3 and up, "The Prince & the Magic Flute", based on the classic Mozart Opera.
Adapted for the marionette stage by Artistic Director Nicolas Coppola, Puppetworks' production features simple songs taken from the Mozart score. The tale of a brave prince and a funny bird catcher who attempt to rescue a princess from the palace of the sun with the help of magic bells and a magic flute, includes such highlights as the creatures of the night, the prince's tests of water, fire and silence, and the destruction of the evil queen of the night.
"The Prince & the Magic Flute will perform on Saturdays and Sundays, January 12 through March 24, 2013, with additional performances on MLK, Jr Day, Monday, January 21, and President's Week, Monday and Tuesday, February 18 and 19. All performances play at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. at Puppetworks - Park Slope, 338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street), Brooklyn, NY.
Admission: Children, $8; Adults, $9. Groups of 20 or more, $7 each. For reservations (suggested), call (718) 965-3391 or visit www.puppetworks.org.
Pictured: A Genie gives The Magic Flute to the Prince, and Magic Bells to the Bird Catcher
Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola. Photo Credit: TA Smith.