The Ghastly Dreadfuls stage spooky favorites at the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26

The Ghastly Dreadfuls stage spooky favorites at the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26

Atlanta tradition returns for another frightfully fun Halloween season


ATLANTA (October 8, 2019) – The Ghastly Dreadfuls have risen from the grave once again to haunt the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26 with another frightful season of spine-tingling ghost stories and toe-tapping musical numbers. The Ghastly Dreadfuls has become a cult classic in the Atlanta Halloween scene since its debut over a decade ago, and is favored for its intricate puppetry, original songs and stories and dark, vaudevillian style.

The two-hour performance includes 15 ghost stories and musical numbers, offering a mix of funny, spooky and downright haunting tales. Many celebrated stories are returning in 2019, such as The 11:59 and The Girl in the New Dress. A gruesome, yet crowd-favorite piece, The Horrific Experiment will return to the stage by popular demand. With an evolving line-up featuring stories from performances over the past decade, favorites such as Le Petit Vampyr, The Deep End of the Pool and Yuki Onna will haunt the Center’s hallowed halls once more.

The Ghastly Dreadfuls was created in 2006 by the Center’s Artistic Director Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines, and is the winner of the 2012 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence Award as well as a 2013 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical.

This show is presented in the Downstairs Theater and is recommended for ages 18 and up. A beer and wine cash bar will be open before the show and during intermission.

Ticket prices vary and begin at $20 (nonmembers) and $15.00 (Members). Tickets include entry to the performance and Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the Jim Henson and Global collections, as well the special exhibit Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 404.873.3391.

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About Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs • Georgia Council for the Arts • The Zeist Foundation • The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a member of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

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