Labyrinth Singalong and Interactive experience!

Just spent a fantastic evening at “Labyrinth Sing-Along & Interactive Experience” put on by Heather Henson (and lots of toys and noisy things). It was held at the Center for Puppetry Arts here in Atlanta, and it was an event for members of the Center only.

I’m so proud of Halbag I decided to take him tonight. When we arrived, people in the lobby cooed and fussed over him and little kids went nuts.

Then we received our goodie bags of “stuff we would need” for the evening. The goodie bag, and a few items we got to pick out for ourselves, consisted of two foam rocks, a pair of knockoff  peepers, a wee rattle, a candy bracelet, a party popper,a feather mask, a pair of devil horns, three tiny foam rockets and a launcher, a Sunkist Fruit Gem gummy candy, and a stretchy monster spiky ball thing that lit up when you twirled it around over your head. Oh, and instructions. The instructions explained what you were supposed to do with the goodies at particular times during the movie,such throw the rocks when rocks were flying everywhere, shoot the foam rockets at the fairies, and shake the rattle when Toby the baby cried.

A local comedian joined Heather Henson onstage, dressed as “David Bowie and his Inappropriate Pants”!  Also, several people, probably with Heather, waved various puppet-like things on sticks out over the audience: a barn owl, cloth chandeliers and fabric clouds. We were encouraged to shout at the screen, sing along with the songs(which were captioned),yell and dance, and carry on various acts of foolishness throughout the movie.

Steve with monster ball and rocket launcher

Steve with monster ball and rocket launcher

Detag with  pair of peepers

Detag with pair of peepers

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Halbag gets ready to throw a rock

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Detag, Halbag and me(I'm shaking a rattle)

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Preview of the mayhem that is to come

Halbag and the remains of a party popper

Halbag and the remains of a party popper

A local comedian was dressed as David Bowie and he was tossing around a stuffed babyina red-striped suit--Toby!!

Heather was dressed as Jennifer Connoly's character and mimed her lines along with her, up on stage. A local comedian joined Heather onstage, dressed as "David Bowie and his Inappropriate Pants",and he was tossing around a stuffed baby in a red-striped suit--Toby!!

After the show I got a photo with Heather and a puppet of the tiny blue worm from the Labyrinth!

After the show I got a photo with Heather and the tiny blue worm from the Labyrinth!

Heather with Detag, in front of Sir Didymus on dsiplay at the Center

Heather with Detag, in front of Sir Didymus on display at the Center

Steve, Heather, Halbag and me,with Sir Didymus in the background

Steve, Heather, Halbag and me,with Sir Didymus in the background

Heather did a quick meet and greet afterward,and that was pretty much it, but wow, what a night of fun. LOTS of kids there–I often wonder what small children think of Labyrinth.

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4 comments

  1. Oh, fun! It’s like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 😀 I remember being a little scared by Labyrinth when I was a kid, but not too bad. I was scared more by Secret of NIMH.

  2. I’d much rather participate in this than ‘Rocky Horror’. Less fishnets, more puppets! Pretty ingenious if you ask me.

    Glad you all (including Halbag) had so much fun!

  3. I visited the Center for Puppetry Arts yesterday and am Googling combinations line “Sir Didymus Atlanta” trying to find pics of all the exhibits, so that’s how I stumbled across your site. These pics raised an extra smile, since I got to meet Heather Henson a year ago in Jackson, MS. Do you have more pics of the exhibits at the CPA?

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