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The Peale Center

225 Holliday St.
Baltmore, MD
submersiveproductions.com

Glenn Ricci

H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Aquisitions from the Perisphere (Fall 2017 Edition) *

Submersive Productions

November 16 - December 17, 2017
Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 7PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.
$20-$55

In this remount of the hit immersive theater experience by Submersive Productions, you are invited to the Grand Opening of H.T. Darling's new exhibit of artifacts from the planet New Galapagos. By interacting with the curious inhabitants of the museum, the building, and the exhibition itself, each audience member must choose their own path through the evening's strange events.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant (2017)

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD
sinkingshipproductions.com/a-hunger-artist
410-752-8558

A Hunger Artist *

Sinking Ship Productions

December 14 - 17, 2017
December 14 @ 8pm
December 15 @ 8pm
December 16 @ 2pm
December 16 @ 8pm
December 17 @ 3pm
$25

“Are you still starving? When are you going to stop…?” A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. Sinking Ship Productions’ unique, visually-striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance.

Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive, darkly comic trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.

“Directed by Joshua William Gelb from an elegant script by Josh Luxenberg, this visually arresting ‘Hunger Artist’ leads with enchantment... [Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand.” —The New York Times

"A bravura display of theatrical skill... the best, most complete work I've seen this year. If I had a sixth star, it would get one.” —FringeGuru (Edinburgh)

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant (2016)

BYT-Crossroads Theatre

16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA
www.thistletheatre.org
206-524-3388
Tom Thumb and Hunca Mucha, the two bad mice.

Thistle Theatre

The Tale of Two Bad Mice *

Thistle Theatre

December 22, 2017
2:00PM and 4:00PM
$10

Young Beatrix Potter and her brother Bertram re-enacts the day her pet mice came to be called “the two bad mice.” The mice, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, are driven to outrageous behavior when they discover the delicious looking food in the Dollhouse is inedible plaster! Actors, puppets and a giant dollhouse bring this Beatrix Potter story to life.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant (2009)

Flynn Center

Babylon *

Sandglass Theater

January 12 - 13, 2018
8:00pm
$35

The fallen mythic civilization of Babylon becomes a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of mythic proportion. Performed by five actors/singers/puppeteers, the puppets bring to life seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) and Workshop Grant (2016)

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA
puppet.org/buy-tickets/2017-18/the-pigeoning/
404-873-3391

Rob Long

THE PIGEONING *

Robin Frohardt

February 9 - 11, 2018
Feb 9th 8 pm
Feb 10th 8 pm
Feb 11th 5 pm
24.50

Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn’t really there? The Pigeoning is a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, original music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at time when listening to the animals may be our best bet…

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) & Workshop Grant (2016)

OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle
Nashville, TN
ozartsnashville.org
617-237-2092

THE PIGEONING *

Robin Frohardt

February 16 - 17, 2018
February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm
February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
$10-$25

Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn’t really there? The Pigeoning is a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, original music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet…

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) & Workshop Grant (2016)

University of California Santa Barbara - Campbell Hall

Building 538, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA
artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=3731
805-893-3535

Photo: Chuck Osgood

The Magic City *

Manual Cinema

March 4, 2018
3:00pm
$20 General Public, $14 12 & Under

Nine-year-old Philomena's inner world materializes as a pint-size metropolis of found objects in this magical retelling of Edith Nesbit's 1910 fantasy novel. With the help of toy theater, shadow puppetry, live music, and live actors in silhouette, she copes with the loss of her parents and the challenges of her new blended family, eventually finding a way to reconcile her Magic City with the reality of the world outside it.

* Recipient of a Production Grant (2017) and Presenters Grant (2017)

California State University, Northridge - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

Photo: Chuck Osgood

The Magic City *

Manual Cinema

March 18, 2018
3:00pm
$10

Nine-year-old Philomena's inner world materializes as a pint-size metropolis of found objects in this magical retelling of Edith Nesbit's 1910 fantasy novel. With the help of toy theater, shadow puppetry, live music, and live actors in silhouette, she copes with the loss of her parents and the challenges of her new blended family, eventually finding a way to reconcile her Magic City with the reality of the world outside it.

* Recipient of a Production Grant (2017) and Presenters Grant (2017)

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
puppet.org/programs/family-series/
404.873.3391

Photo: Clay Walker

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®

Based on the classic television special, Adapted by Jon Ludwig; directed by Tim Sweeney

November 7 - December 31, 2017
see website for dates and times
$11.25-$19.50

Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage. You won’t want to miss it!“I can assure you that after one visit, seeing Rudolph at the Center for Puppetry Arts will become an annual tradition for you and the kids.” -AJC.com

Reduced-Price Previews Nov 7 & 8
No shows Nov 23 and Dec 25
Your all-inclusive Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ ticket includes the live performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

Mesner Puppet Theater

1006 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
www.mesnerpuppets.org
816-235-6222

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Mesner Puppet Theater

December 5 - 23, 2017
Weekdays - 10 am
Saturdays 11 am & 2 pm
Sundays 2 pm
$17 adults/$13 children under 12

Experience the joys of playing in a fresh snowfall, learning to whistle and discovering a fantastic treasure through the eyes of Peter, the little boy in the red snowsuit from Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved Caldecott winning books. Follow Peter, his dog Willie, and his friends as they navigate childhood in the big city. Four of Keat’s best-selling books are visually brought to life through innovative puppetry and captivating storytelling that captures the joy of a child’s life.
Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston
Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats
Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

302 West Latham Street
Phoenix, AZ
azpuppets.org/shows.php
602-262-2050

The Night Before Christmas

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

December 6 - 24, 2017
Wed-Fri - 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm
Sun 2pm
$7 for children and $10 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Member tickets are $6 for children and $9 for adults.

A joyful celebration of Christmas with stories, music, and an amazing array of puppets. Great for all ages.

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/
617-731-6400

Fox Fables

WonderSpark Puppets

December 14 - 17, 2017
Thursday & Friday - 10:30am
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

What makes you--YOU? When the Fox and his precious tail are separated, he tries out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A close encounter with a lion teaches him the value of being himself! Beautiful hand puppets and WonderSpark's signature sense of humor bring this Aesop-inspired fable to life with lots of fun and audience interactivity.

Celebrate Hanukkah 2017! This puppet show adaptation was inspired by "Mishle Shualim" (Fox Fables) told by 12th century Rabbi Berechiah ha-Nakdan.

Theatre@37

37 S. Main Street
Perry, NY
shakeonthelake.org
501-350-6340
Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past

Josh Rice

A Christmas Carol

Shake on the Lake/Josh Rice

December 15 - 23, 2017
Fri 12/15 at 7pm
Sat 12/16 at 2pm & 7pm
Sun 12/17 at 2pm
Thu 12/21 at 7pm
Fri 12/22 at 7pm
Sat 12/23 at 2pm & 7pm
$15

Adapted, directed and designed by Josh Rice, this fast-paced, physical, and puppet-infused telling of the Charles Dickens holiday classic features two actors and one puppeteer bringing the world of Victorian London to vibrant life.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miser, a misanthrope, a greedy, covetous, old-sinner, who thinks Christmas is nothing but a humbug. That is, until he is visited by the ghost of his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley, bringing about a series of surreal, heartwarming, and haunted events from Scrooge's, past, present, andfFuture, that will change the course of his life. Featuring set design by Vinny Mraz, this classic tale of redemption and hope is told through the use of Bunraku-style, shadow, and large-scale pageant puppetry, embracing and evoking the spectacle and terror of Dickens' tale of redemption and reclamation.

The Palm Theatre

817 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
tinyurl.com/eggupslo
512-765-5661
Zeb West performing Spacetansmananagasm

Jeff Moreaux

Puppets & Poets: Hometown Edition

Amber and Zeb West

December 15, 2017
7pm
$7

The New York City-based puppetry festival, Puppets & Poets, is making a special holiday appearance in San Luis Obispo, California. Join SLO native and resident artists for an evening of performance and revelry, featuring "puppet poems" by Amber West, kugutsu puppetry by Zeb West, and more. This special hometown edition of Puppets & Poets is part an #eggup national tour celebrating the publication of Hen & God (The Word Works, 2017).

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/
617-731-6400

Puppet Playtime: Holiday Sing-Along

Phil Berman & Brenda Huggins

December 20, 2017
10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

Join us for our annual holiday sing-a-long featuring Bella Monster, jingle-bells, and lots of snowy fun! Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children. In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups) through sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. In addition to your favorite holiday tunes, enjoy FREE snacks and refreshments after the show!

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

302 West Latham Street
Phoenix, AZ
azpuppets.org/shows.php
602-262-2050

Cinderella

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

December 27, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Wed-Fri - 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm
Sun 2pm
$7 for children and $10 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Member tickets are $6 for children and $9 for adults.

The girl, the prince, the glass slipper! Lots of laughs and special effects make Cinderella an audience favorite. This show was awarded the UNIMA-USA Citation for Excellence in Puppetry. *Sunday, January 21 is a special event, Cinderella's Ball!*

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
puppet.org/programs/family-series/
404.873.3391

Photo: Richard Parsons

The Adventures of Gingerbread Man

All Hands Productions of Atlanta, GA

January 2 - 7, 2018
See website for dates and times
19.50

Classic stories such as Hansel and Gretel, Androcles and the Lion, The Frog Prince and The Three Wishes are woven together for a must-see retelling of folktale favorites.

Mummenschanz 2018 USA Tour

MUMMENSCHANZ - You and Me

Mummenschanz

January 31 - April 26, 2018
See Venues for Details

“You and Me” celebrates the mutual joy the audience and performers share in Mummenschanz's one-of-a-kind theatrical performances. The show brings to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love from Mummenschanz and its classic sketches that have endured the test of time.

2018 USA Tour

1/31/18 - Modesto, CA - Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
2/1/18 - Folsom, CA - The Harris Center for the Arts
2/11/18 - Northridge, CA - Valley Performing Arts Center
2/17/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall
2/18/18 - Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall
2/23/18 - Richardson, TX - Margaret & Al Hill Performance Hall
2/27/18 - Fayetteville, AR - Walton Arts Center
3/2/18 - Long Beach, CA - Carpenter Performing Arts Center
3/3/18 - Glen Ellyn, IL - McAninch Arts Center
3/10/18 - Saginaw, MI - Temple Theater
3/28/18 - Allentown, PA - Allentown Symphony Hall
3/29/18 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
4/3/18 - Springfield, IL - Sangamon Auditorium
4/13/18 - Clemson, SC - Clemson University
4/14/18 - Maryville, TN - Clayton Center for the Arts
4/21/18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
4/22/18 - Naples, FL - Frances Pew Hayes Hall
4/26/18 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
7/4/18 - Manassas, VA - Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
8/4/18 - University Park, PA - Center for the Performing Arts

Touring North America

for tour dates go to www.dinosaurzoolive.us
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www.dinosaurzoolive.us
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live on tour across North America

Christopher Waits

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live National Tour

Created by Erth Visual & Physical, Sydney, Australia

October 24, 2017 - April 27, 2018
see website for dates and times
$10 - $50

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide - but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.