Aladdin and Jasmine Marionette Show at the Azerbaijan Center.
On January 5th, 2012, Houston’s Azerbaijan Cultural Center organized a puppet show by Marionette Playhouse performed by Jean Kuecher, a popular puppeteer based in Houston for local children in celebration of the holidays.
More than 50 people attended a marionette performance of the story of Aladdin, a Middle Eastern hero from the book “A Thousand and One Nights”, which both the children and their parents enjoyed and were encouraged to participate in by singing.
Following the show, the puppeteer explained the background of the story and showed the children how the marionettes worked. After the performance, the children were surprised by a visit by Santa Claus himself, who presented gifts to not only the children but also the adults. The puppet show and the visit by Santa were an enjoyable occasion had by all and a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!