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Pointless Theatre Company The Sleeping Beauty – A Puppet Ballet

By • Jul 20th, 2010 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
The Sleeping Beauty – A Puppet Ballet
Pointless Theatre Company
The Mountain
Through July 24th
45 minutes
Reviewed July 17, 2010

The Official Description: Using the original story written by Charles Perrault, and the original 1890 ballet music, puppets perform the complete version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. The story of true love’s first kiss comes to life through the use of hand, hand and rod, and full-body puppets.

What You’ll Like: This was a funny show, with the excellent use of puppets. Some of the puppets required three puppeteers to operate, yet after just a few seconds, you mostly forgot to watch the puppeteers so you could focus in on the story being told. The story of Sleeping Beauty is told, with the narrator and mostly silent puppeteers on stage. We are able to watch the brambles grow around the castle, the fairies give gifts to the Beauty, and we learn about the Prince (and his family). It was a delight to watch.

What You Won’t: It was only 45 minutes long. Leave them wanting more, and the Pointless Theatre Company is doing just that.

Overall: The Sleeping Beauty – A Puppet Ballet is very appropriate to kids of all ages.

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided a complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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has performed in local productions, but prefers to be behind the scenes. Mike earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the Online News Association.

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