The Lawrenceville Arts Center is the place for families to be this April with two exciting children’s productions and a summer camp open house.

First up is The Princess and The Pea, Y’all, a unique and humorous puppet show, that will play the Metro Waterproofing Main Stage on April 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Created by Lee Bryan, known throughout Atlanta as “That Puppet Guy,” the master puppeteer utilizes beautifully costumed hand puppets and live vocal characterizations to poke a little Southern-fried fun at the classic story of a kingdom in search of a “real” princess.

Expect plenty of fairy tale fun on the way to happily ever after.

On April 29, theatre favorites The Story Ship Productions returns with Digger’s Dino Show at 11:30 a.m., on the Metro Waterproofing Main Stage.

The story follows palaeontologist Diggery Digger who unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000—and takes the audience back in time to interact with dinosaurs. The science-based immersive adventure offers original music, animation, magic, puppetry and storytelling. 

For those who want their children to learn a little more about theatre, on April 17, there will be a summer camp open house from 4:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., where families can learn about the Aurora Theatre Academy and get a tour of Lawrenceville Arts Center and class samples with Aurora actors and teaching artists. 

Performance based summer camps being offered in 2023 include Finding Nemo Jr. and Mean Girls Jr.

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Photo: Lee Bryan’s The Princess and The Pea, Y’all rolls into Lawrenceville April 15.