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Fall 2017 is Full of Puppet Theater in NYC!
Check out our calendar of recommended shows here.

HERE

145 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY
here.org/shows/detail/1963/
212-352-3101

Puppet Parlour: A Mirthful Fete *

Various Artists

December 13, 2017
7:00pm
$20

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program presents A Mirthful Fete, an annual winter Puppet Parlour.

With performances by:
Kalan Sherrard, Jessica Scott, Machine Dazzle, Kate Brehm

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2018)

HERE

145 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY
here.org/shows/detail/1934/

Symphonie Fantastique *

Basil Twist

March 29 - May 31, 2018
Tue - Sat @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm
$30-$100

Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE’s 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2017), Production Grant (1998) and Workshop Grant (1996)

Theater for the New City

155 1st Ave
New York, NY
breadandpuppet.org/tour-schedule
212-254-1109
Bread and Puppet in NYC, Two weeks only!!

Peter Schumann & Lila Winstead

Our Domestic Insurrection Circus & The Honey Let's Go Home Opera

Bread & Puppet Theater

December 7 - 17, 2017
Our Domestic Insurrection Circus:
12/7 8pm
12/8 8pm
12/9 3pm & 8pm
12/10 3pm

The Honey Let's Go Home Opera:
12/14 8pm
12/15 8pm
12/16 3pm & 8pm
12/17 8pm
$13 Kids, Students, Seniors; $18 Adults

Bread & Puppet returns to NYC with two brand new shows!

The Domestic Insurrection Circus stars the Washer Women as its triumphant superheroes, working together to take down the 20 foot cardboard billionaires that stand in for big business, crooked politicians and the broken capitalist system. Also including a generous dusting of flagging, stilt walking, paper-mache animals, dad slapstick antics and a giant brass band. You are sure to leave the theater more confused and much happier then when you came in.

The Honey Let's Go Home Opera is a comprehensive treatise on cardboard. "The nature of cardboard is refuse", sings a chorus member, "meaning the discard of the economic empire's excesses. By declaring reality to be cardboard you open the gates to unheard of growth and prosperity." In a humorous and colorful unfolding of events, the chorus manipulates cafeteria trays, musical instruments, puppet forks and cardboard tools in an attempt to find "the yearned for thing that normal reality can't achieve". With music from Alan Berg's Op. 1 piano sonata and Mozart's Don Giovanni, among others, probably you shouldn't miss this one.

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
www.greatsmallworks.blogspot.com
917-319-8104
Great Small Works company performing at Judson Church spaghetti dinner December 2015

Erik McGregor

Year-End Spaghetti Dinner

Great Small Works

December 29, 2017
Spaghetti at 7:30PM
Shows begin at 8PM
$15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Let's come together and face the New Year!

*Join Great Small Works in accepting Laura Flanders' challenge to design a logo for a Concentration of Power Index.

*Two new cantastorias from Boxcutter Cabaret.

*New episodes of "Trumpuppetry" by Stephen Kaplin -- overhead shadows for dark times.

AND WE WILL PRACTICE SPREADING POWER BY
DANCING TOGETHER--

*Aeilushi Mistry will teach the Divada (Lamp) Dance from Gujarat, India.

*Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican roots drum and dance by the all-women's drumming troupe, Legacy Women.

*Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn - end of the year klezmer dance party.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

starting July 22, 2017
Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-6:00pm
$7-$15

Opening Saturday July 22, 2017

The Jim Henson Exhibition explores Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This new exhibition features approximately 300 objects to tell the story of how Henson and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages. Among the highlights are nearly 50 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Gobo Fraggle, and Wendell Porcupine; character sketches, storyboards, scripts, and photographs; and nearly 30 monitors with video clips from throughout his career and three large-scale video installations.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY
www.avenueq.com

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

ONGOING
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm
www.avenueq.com/tickets.html

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

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