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

HERE

145 6th Ave
New York, NY
here.org/shows/detail/1935/
212-647-0202
Lake Simons in Tree Pop

Dylan Griffin

Tree Pop, An Imaginative Pageant Amongst the Pines-An Ode to Friends That Leave & Objects That Speak *

Lake Simons & John Dyer

November 30 - December 10, 2017
Tue-Sat @ 7pm
Sundays @ 2pm
$25

We share our small community of eccentric characters in our very own pretend outcrop on the side of a mountain far far away. Our train conductor welcomes you to travel around the tiny town and through the woods on a miniature train, which runs around the perimeter of our playing area - In the center trees grow, dance, and walk around, a poet houses a family of displaced birds in his beard, a woman lifts off the ground in her pigeon shoes, and a creature lurks.
Created by Lake Simons and John Dyer

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

BAM Fisher

321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY
bam.org/theater/2017/suddenly

Suddenly *

Directed by: Zvi Sahar, PuppetCinema

December 6 - 9, 2017
7:30pm
tickets starting at $25

Amid the sun-glinted spires of a forsaken Gotham, a storyteller gets the ultimate assignment. In this gritty puppet cinema epic adapted from Tel Aviv-based writer Etgar Keret’s darkly funny short story collection Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, Israeli director Zvi Sahar and PuppetCinema (Salt of the Earth, 2014 Next Wave) employ cameras, puppets, and object theater to immerse audiences in a dystopian world where competing narratives lend calm to the chaos. Mountains of rusted metals and ruins form the disenchanted landscape in which a writer must create, no matter the cost, ultimately finding freedom in the depths of his fiction.

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

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)

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.