Now Playing: Harold and the Purple Crayon at Center for Puppetry Arts

Now Playing: Harold and the Purple Crayon at Center for Puppetry Arts

Spring break was winding down, but we didn't let it end being bored at home, so the girls and I went to catch the new show Harold and the Purple Crayon that is now playing at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

When we arrived at the center, it was packed with children from schools and daycare center eager to see this classic storybook come to life.

The sold-out show had everyone bright-eyed with delight, cheering on Harold who's imagination with his drawings came to life, and he went on an exciting adventure.

I remember this story vaguely when growing up, but my daughters remember reading the tales of Harold and his crayon while in elementary school.

As always, the Puppeteers put on a fantastic show, and it's a must-see for all age groups who love this adorable book series.

Now Playing: Harold and the Purple Crayon at Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts will introduce Harold and the Purple Crayon to the puppet stage, April 2-May 26. Based on five of the books from Crockett Johnson’s beloved series, the original production invites families to watch as a curious young boy discovers his power to create anything he can imagine, simply by drawing it with his oversized purple crayon. From enchanted gardens to the circus – even a wild ride to the moon – audiences will watch Harold create his fantasy world in real time on stage!

Jim Henson Museum at Center for Puppetry Arts

Remember while visiting the center to check out the puppet museum to learn how puppetry is used from around the world, also check out the legendary Jim Henson's (creator of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock) work, and all of his accomplishments.

Disclosure:  I was provided media tickets, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Make sure to check out our other visits to Center for Puppetry Arts!

Have you ever read Harold and the Purple Crayon?

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  1. How fun! You know what, I don't remember how this story goes. I know we had the book in the library but I don't remember if I read it or not.

    1. Yeah, I knew of this book, but forgotten how the story goes. However, it's a good book showing kids to use their imaginations.

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