The house lights go off. The room fills with billowing smoke. Dancers wearing lighted hats representing the pyramids of Egypt, the dewdrop spires of St. Petersburg, and other exotic destinations peek out of the mist. Through the aisles of the orchestra marches a parade of illuminated life-sized elephant and camel puppets. In this theatrical pomp the audience can be excused if they don't immediately notice the flying carpet overhead.
It's a scene played three or four times each day at