Greater Belhaven Foundation presents PUPPET ARTS THEATRE production of The Carnival of the Animals

Made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, the performance will be presented at Belhaven Park on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM. For more information call 601 352 8850.

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is, in the words of the French composer, Camille Saint-Saens, a grand zoological fantasy for orchestra. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE, inspired by this famous musical score, set the show in a circus. It is a hilarious romp through animal, clown and other creature acts like chickens on a seesaw and tortoise and the hare re-creating their famous race. Rabbits on a trampoline and a six foot tall bird are featured in this show designed to entertain.

PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is a professional touring company under the direction of Peter Zapletal, an award-winning puppetry producer. His television specials, produced for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, have been seen nationwide on PBS. Mr. Zapletal received MA degree in puppetry from the Academy for Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. He will be joined on stage by Olivia Hansford and Lesley Raybon. Jarmila Zapletal, a professional puppet maker and designer, shared in the creation of the puppets and the sets for the production.

PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is devoted to bringing exciting and memorable performances to its audiences. Since 1968 this theater has thrilled children of all ages from Boston to Tampa and throughout the Southeast with magical and exciting theatrical experiences. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is on the Performing Arts Touring Program of the Mississippi Arts Commission.