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Black Cherry Puppet Theater

1115 Hollins St
Baltimore, MD
blackcherry.ticketspice.com/milo-the-magnificent
410-752-7272
Milo the Magnificent

Alex Griffin

Milo the Magnificent *

Alex & Olmsted

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Sept 29, 2017 @7pm
Sept 30, 2017 @7pm
Oct 1, 2017 @2pm
$10

Milo is an aspiring entertainer and magician. Using Vaudeville-era music and suitcases, Milo unpacks his latest achievements in science and magic which don’t always go as planned. All ages.

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

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

443 West 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN
sheldontheatre.org/event/manual-cinema-mementos-mori/
651-388-8700

Mementos Mori *

Manual Cinema

October 7, 2017
7:30pm
$20, students $13

Hands dance across seven vintage overhead projectors, moving tiny paper birds through a cellophane sky. Combining analog craftsmanship and digital dexterity, the Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema engineers a live movie before the audience’s eyes in Mementos Mori, a meditation on death and ephemerality. Integrating actors, props, two cameras, three screens, a live score for chamber ensemble and electronics, and hundreds of paper shadow puppets, this miracle of joyful cine-nostalgia follows Death as she washes up on the California shore, trades her scythe for an iPhone app, and wanders Hollywood, swiping loss and unexpected connection into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a seven-year-old girl, and an elderly projectionist.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2015) and Presenters Grant (2017)

Secret Mid City Warehouse

to be released after purchase of ticket
Los Angeles, CA
rogueartists.org/kaidan-project

Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin *

Rogue Artists Ensemble

October 13 - November 5, 2017
Previews: October 5, 6, 7, & 12, 2017
Opening: October 13, 2017
Performances: October 14 - November 5, 2017
Special Performances: October 30 & 31
Matinees: Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, November 4 beginning at 2 p.m.

TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and special Halloween performances) every 20 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In a small group of sixteen, you enter a mysterious warehouse and ascend to the fifth floor in a creaking freight elevator. A voice calls out through the shadows, drowning you in echoes of wells and engines and graveyards, in tangles of hair and snow, in sharp reflections of our darkest and most human moments. Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, site specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group enters a room alone, guided by a voice, each room a different story - will you complete the ritual?

Kaidan Project is a walking show in a secret six-story storage facility built in 1927. Audiences will travel through over 9,500 square feet of themed environments. The play contains mature themes, adult language, and theatrical violence, and is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable with walking, ducking, navigating small spaces, standing for periods of time, loud noises, moments of complete darkness, or being alone. Address and entry information for this secret location will be provided after tickets have been purchased.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) and Workshop Grant (2014)

Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lemington Rd
Branchburg, NJ
rvccarts.org/18/18Events/Mainstage.html

Babylon *

Sandglass Theater

October 20 - 21, 2017
Friday - 7:00pm
Saturday - 3:00pm
$20

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)

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)

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)

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)

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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

Goldilocks

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

September 6 - October 1, 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.

The classic story of the little girl who unexpectedly meets up with the three bears. Recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

Center for Puppetry Arts

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

Photo: Nelson Hicks

Charlotte's Web

By E.B. White; Adapted by Joseph Robinette

September 19 - October 22, 2017
see website for dates and times
$11.25-$19.50

E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!”

Reduced-Price Previews Sept 19 & 20

Puppet Showplace Theater

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

Sir George and the Dragon

Pumpernickel Puppets

September 23 - 24, 2017
1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course, a lovable dragon. Everything ends happily in this fun and festive fairy tale about the unlikeliest of friends. Then, get ready to move and groove with Pumpernickel's extraordinary walk-around puppets who will bring a swing to your step and a smile to your face!

Puppet Showplace Theater

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

Snow White and Other Stories

Perry Alley Theatre

September 30 - October 1, 2017
1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

Three fairy tales come to life as you have never seen them before in this imaginative production by the award-winning Perry Alley Theatre. See “Little Red Riding Hood” as it might have been performed in ancient Rome, play pranks with the medieval puppet cast of “The Princess and the Pea” and get a taste of Dad’s unusual sense of humor in a dinner-table retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Live music, visual gags, and masterful puppetry make this a true delight for all ages.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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

Old MacDonald's Pumpkin Patch

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

October 4 - 29, 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.

Our brand new Halloween show premieres with our favorite farmer and all his animals. Lots of sing-a-long fun, this is a Halloween treat for our youngest audience members! Great for preschool to grade 2.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Scene from The Perils of Mr. Punch by Modern Times Theater; (Right) Justin Lander and Rose Friedman of Modern Times Theater

The Perils of Mr. Punch

Modern Times Theater

October 14, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

The Perils of Mr. Punch follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch. This is hand puppetry at its best, in a style that has entertained children for centuries. The program includes a two-person orchestra, specializing in early jazz music and American folk songs played on the cornet, ukulele, upright bass, and bicycle pump. It addition to the puppet show and live music, the program also features classic jokes and gags and audience participation. The performance is appropriate for children of all ages.

Center for Puppetry Arts

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

Photo: Grey Seal Puppets

The 3 Little Pigs & More

Grey Seal Puppets, Charlotte, NC

October 24 - November 5, 2017
See website for dates and times
$19.50

Fantastic folk tales from around the world come to life with a menagerie of zany characters and a variety of puppetry styles! Featuring The Frog Prince from Germany, Three Billy Goats Gruff from Scandinavia, and The Three Little Pigs from England. Hailed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for a “quick-draw wit…as colorful as his puppets,” solo performer Drew Allison returns to the Center’s stage with this perennial favorite.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Scene from Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes

Sleeping Beauty

Tanglewood Marionettes

November 4, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

A classic tale that appeals to children of all ages, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall with the celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth. The party goes awry when the Wicked Witch arrives and curses the princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a “true heart” appear? Join us as Tanglewood Marionettes performs this beloved fairy tale with beautifully handcrafted marionettes brought to life by a master puppeteer. Recommended for ages 4+.

Founded in 1993 by Anne Ware and Peter Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring
marionette theater based in New England. Their repertoire consists primarily of classic tales performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art. The company's large, beautifully handcrafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience. Tanglewood Marionettes has received two Citations for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA (the American center of the Union International de la Marionette).

Sandglass Theater

Autumn Portraits

Sandglass Theater

November 24 - 25, 2017
7:30pm
$18, general admission and $16 for students and seniors.

Autumn Portraits is a compelling evening-long solo puppet-and-mask performance, a series of five interlocking vignettes, each exploring one puppet character and its interplay with its manipulator, who might appear as a masked figure, or simply a voice from the sky. Eric Bass’ handcrafted rod puppets are characters in the “autumn” of their existence who act out their stories in precise and evocative gestures as they meet their pasts, their selves, their deaths. Autumn Portraits is conceived and Performed by Eric Bass and Directed by Richard Edelman.

In September Autumn Portraits travels to Croatia and in November it will be performed in Taiwan. Then on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th Eric will perform this signature work one last time at Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Jim Napolitano of Nappy’s Puppets in Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories

Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories

Nappy’s Puppets

December 2, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m
Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

You will delight in the wonder of Nappy’s Puppet’s holiday show, Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories as Jim “Nappy” Napolitano tells the tale of how Santa got his job, as well as other fun and silly shadow puppet stories. This show is designed to entertain, inspire and educate the audience on the range and scope of puppetry as an art form. This show is 45 minutes long and is recommended for ages 3 and up.

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

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