Theatre of Charlotte Presents Grey Seal Puppets’ “Salsa Cinderella” and 30th
Grey Seal Puppets return to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s stage with
“Salsa Cinderella”, a brand-new performance with a spicy twist (Jan. 19-20,
Wachovia Playhouse). This classic tale of love and footwear is re-told with
Latin American flavor and an original musical score by
composer John Alexander that will have you dancing in the aisles.
With their trademark whimsical storytelling and exquisite puppet design, the
Grey Seal Puppets re-imagine the familiar characters of “Cinderella” as
ingredients in a jar of salsa! Cinderella and the Prince are both peppers who
love to dance. Cinderella’s stepsisters become Onionah and Garlicka, pushy
tourists from out of town. And Cinderella’s fairy godmother is a tomato, a
crucial ingredient in any story – or salsa.
Taco the mouse narrates this tale of a stubborn Prince who refuses to change the
way he dances, despite the many exciting styles practiced in his kingdom. At the
big Palace Fiesta, Cinderella must inspire him to try something new, while she
in turn learns that a certain amount of tradition can be a good thing.
And a dazzling array of rod puppets and shadow puppets join the quest to find
the foot that fits a simple sandal made out of a tortilla chip. This show is
sure to delight the salsa fan in everyone!
Grey Seal Puppets celebrate their thirtieth anniversary this year, and ImaginOn
is pleased to host a retrospective look at the work of these talented
puppeteers. “Grey Seal Puppets: 30 Years of Whimsical Behavior” will run
from January 11-21, with an exhibit opening on January 11 from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Over 30 characters from past stage and on-camera performances will be displayed
in the Wachovia Playhouse lobby, along with puppeteers’ anecdotes and stories.
times and dates are as follows:
January 20 11:00 am
will be held in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $12; General Admission tickets are $10. For
tickets to the production, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at
704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.