May 20, 2017 through August 30, 2017
see website for show times.
Various NYC parks throughout Manhattan
The Puppetmobile is back for the summer in parks across Manhattan.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.
The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.
There are 12 dates in Manhattan between May and the end of August:
May 20: Anne Loftus Playground.
May 21: Seward Park.
June 14: Jackie Robinson Park.
June 18: Bennett Park.
July 7: Al Smith Park.
July 15: Fred Samuels Playground.
July 17: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center.
July 20: St. Vartan’s Playground.
July 27: Union Square – South Plaza.
August 12: at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day.
August 30: J. Hood Wright Park.
Address: see website for locations