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Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY

Photo: Richard Termine

The Joshua Show: Episode 2 *

Joshua Holden

February 24, 2018
11:00am & 2:00pm

Ages 5 to 105
Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. His new show, The Joshua Show: Episode 2, could cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space. With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. Relax your smile muscles now because The Joshua Show: Episode 2 will have you smiling from ear to ear with contagious joy.

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

The Tank

312 W. 36th Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY
Goldine at the Garment Factory

Marielle Solan

Layer the Walls: A Puppet Performance about the Lower East Side Tenements *

Liz Parker, Rachel Sullivan & Spica Wobbe

March 1 - 4, 2018
March 1 @ 11am & 8pm
March 2 @ 11am & 8pm
March 3 @ 3pm & 8pm
March 4 @ 3pm
$10 youth ticket/ $18 adult ticket

40 layers! There are 40 layers of wallpaper on the walls of an aging New York City tenement building. 40 Layers plastered to the walls by the hundreds of immigrant families who called this building home. Each layer contains stories of everyday Italian, Jewish and Irish immigrants surviving storms, building bridges, creating new policies and shaping a new American identity. The steady walls of this aging building have been keeping these stories safe for over 100 years, but soon the building will be torn down. What will happen to these extraordinary stories of ordinary immigrants when the wrecking ball arrives? The building is determined to save the stories even if it can’t save itself. Brought to life with puppetry, mask, live action and music. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

About the Show: Layer the Walls was part of New Victory LabWorks in 2016 and is generously supported by a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant. The show began with a trip to the NYC Tenement museum when the creators learned of the layers of wallpaper found on the tenement walls - layers that contained stories of the families who inhabited the apartments long ago. Utilizing shadow puppetry, Bunraku puppets, masks and toy theater, the show is able to bring the immigrants' stories to life and stimulate an investigation about immigration in today’s world.

* Recipient of a Family Grant (2017)

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY
718-463-7700 x222

Shawn Choi

The Dragon King *

Tanglewood Marionettes

March 10, 2018
$8/$5 Children/FREE for members with tickets to 2:15 pm show

The award-winning Tanglewood Marionettes will demonstrate the basics of marionette puppet manipulation. Participants will be provided with marionettes for the duration of the workshop and learn movement techniques to express emotion. Each puppet has been handcrafted and is un-costumed and unpainted to showcase the construction and joining techniques used when building marionettes.

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

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY


Lightwire Theater

March 17, 2018
11:00am & 2:00pm

Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in this glow-in-the-dark, heart-rending original tale of a loveable dinosaur and his scientist creator.

Truly unique and visually dazzling, DINO-LIGHT has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance, and has dazzled audiences all over the world.

"An eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you've ever seen ... a force to be reckoned with" –

"It is a wonderful hour of fantasy that combines ancient, wordless storytelling with modern technology and music." –LA Times

Age range: 2-7

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

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY

Wink *

Spellbound Theatre

March 24, 2018
11:00am & 2:00pm

What happens when we go to sleep? Spellbound Theatre's "Wink" is an imaginative and multi-disciplinary performance that explores dreams from the perspective of a young child and her bear. Blending shadow puppetry, physical theatre, and animation, this unique show is a captivating journey designed to engage and inspire the very youngest audience members. Inspired by the classic poem, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," Wink transforms a familiar bedroom into an imaginative world full of surprises.

Age range: 2-7

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant (2013)


145 6th Ave
New York, NY

Symphonie Fantastique *


March 29 - June 17, 2018
Tue - Sat @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm

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)

La MaMa - First Floor Theatre

74A East Fourth Street, 1st. Floor
New York, NY

Don Quixote *

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

April 21 - 29, 2018
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00pm
$10 Adult and Kid Tickets (plus $1 Facility Fee)

Don Quixote Takes New York is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote". This piece focuses on the plight of Quixote - either succumb to the bitterness of despair or let loose the wings of the imagination. "Don Quixote Takes New York" will be an intuitive voyage that transports the audience through Quixote's emotions, from memories of his past home life, to when he moves out of his familiar surroundings and travels through the City, seeing the new perspective this unexplored world offers him. Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza with travel the five boroughs of New York on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect the children from monsters. In the reimagining of this classic text, with puppets, dance and music, we follow Quixote while he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.
Loco7 aims to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer your fears.

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

Puppetworks Theatre

338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street), Park Slope
Brooklyn, NY
The Prince & Birdcatcher meet The Queen of the Night

TA Smith

The Prince & The Magic Flute


January 13 - March 31, 2018
Saturdays & Sundays & MLK, Jr. Day, January 15
& Presidents' Week, February19 through 23
@ 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Child $10, Adult $11, Groups (20+) $9 per person

Adapted for children by Nicolas Coppola from Mozart’s opera, The Prince and The Magic Flute is set in mystical Egypt and tells the comical adventures of a Prince and a Birdcatcher as they try to rescue a Princess. Puppetworks’ production features traditional, hand-carved wooden marionettes, accompanied by children’s songs culled from the Mozart score.

Teatro SEA @ The Clemente

107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY

Martina, the Little Roach/La Cucarachita Martina

Teatro SEA

February 3 - 24, 2018
Saturdays at 11am
$10 children & $20 adults

A Latin rock-n-roll musical based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale of a little roach who learns many lessons on her journey to find true love. Various styles of puppets are used in this production including Bunrakú, Table Top, Czech Black and Black Light puppetry. Performed in English and Spanish simultaneously.

Basada en un cuento de origen cubano y puertorriqueño, esta obra cuenta la historia de una cucarachita en búsqueda del amor, que en su viaje, descubre el valor de la felicidad y la amistad. Varios estilos de títeres son utilizados en esta producción incluyendo Bunrakú, Table Top, Czech black y títeres en black light. Las presentaciones serán simultáneamente en Español y en Inglés.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Central Park, 79th Street and West Drive
New York, NY

Neverland: Peter Returns

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

February 6 - April 7, 2018
see website for details

Based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales, Neverland: Peter Returns is the Swedish Cottage’s spin on the beloved children’s classic. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter's pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship.

Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place

230 Vesey St
New York, NY

The Puppet Princess

WonderSpark Puppets

February 24, 2018

Fairy magic and marionettes! When her best friend Sprig the horse goes missing, it's up to the Princess (with the audience's help) to find him again. Along the way we'll make new friends and sing songs in this highly interactive puppet show.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

129 W. 67th St
New York, NY
Robert Rogers Puppets Group Shot

Robert Rogers

Riverside Symphony Presents: Strings Attached

Riverside Symphony & Robert Rogers Puppets

February 25, 2018
3 PM

Led by conductor George Rothman, Riverside Symphony principal players will join Robert Rogers Puppets and actress Eleanor Ruth at Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon, February 25 at 3:00PM. In a program sure to engage children (ages nine and up) and adults, Camille Saint-Saëns’s disarming Carnival of the Animals and Igor Stravinsky’s urbane chamber masterpiece, l’Histoire du soldat, will both be transformed through the magical melding of virtuoso musicianship and exquisite puppetry. Since 1980, Rogers’ internationally acclaimed troupe has delighted audiences of all ages. Profiled on the PBS TV series “Expressions,” Rogers’ fantastical creations have embraced children’s literature, original stories, Shakespeare, and vaudeville. A longtime member of Brooklyn-based Brave New World Repertory and Manhattan’s Threshold Theater Company, Ms. Ruth has lent her unique vocal talents to countless puppet productions throughout the United States and Canada.

DR2 Theatre at Union Square

103 East 15th Street
New York, NY

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Rockefeller Production

See website for details
see website for details

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 41 million copies worldwide.

Eric's well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and destinctively simple stories,
introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to their first experience of reading itself.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Theatre Row - The Kirk Theatre

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY

Addy & Uno

Tom & Michael D'Angora

Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00pm
see website for details

As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences.

Minskoff Theatre

200 W. 45th St.
New York, NY


The Lion King

Julie Taymor - Director

Sundays 3:00pm, Tuesdays 7:00pm , Wednesdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm , Thursdays 8:00pm , Fridays 8:00pm , Saturdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child who hasn't yet seen it must catch director Julie Taymor's wildly imaginative puppet spectacle. A cast of 46 sings the Elton John-Tim Rice score, which tells the story of Simba, a cub destined to be king of his pride.

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