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New Victory Theater

A Sky for the Bears *

Teatro Gioco Vita (Italy)

October 25 - November 5, 2017
Saturdays & Sundays - 11:00am & 3:00pm
see website for details

When you're a happy, handsome, well-rested bear, what more could you want? Why, to be a daddy bear of course! With all the courage he can muster, a bear sets out on a quest to find a family of his own to love. In a different forest, a little bear sets off to find the quickest way to the clouds in hopes of reuniting with his dear, departed grandfather. Two sweet stories told through charming shadow puppetry and lyrical movement, A SKY FOR THE BEARS shows us that sometimes when we look to the sky for our hearts' deepest desires, the best answers are found right here on earth.

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

New Victory Theater, New 42nd Street Studios

229 W 42nd Street
New York, NY

A Sick Day for Morris McGee

The Train Theater (Israel)

January 13 - 28, 2018
January 13 & 14 - 10am, 1pm, 4pm
January 15 - 10am
January 19 - 1pm
January 20 & 21 - 10am, 1pm, 4pm
January 26 - 1pm
January 27 & 28 - 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Tickets starting at $20

Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it's Morris who has the sniffles! Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills.

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

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Central Park West & 79th Street, within Central Park
New York, NY

The Princess, the Emperor and the Duck

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

starting February 7, 2017
Tuesday-Friday 10:30am & 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00pm
$8/children and $12/adults.

A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales.


338 Sixth Ave. at 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Reluctant Dragon, protesting mistreatment of his species

The Reluctant Dragon


April 22 - August 20, 2017
Saturdays & Sundays
12:30pm & 2:30pm
$9 child, $10 adult

Lessons about overcoming stereotypes abound in this marionette adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale, complete with a soundtrack out of the 1930s. The story follows the friendship between a brave girl and a shy dragon who thwart a plan to steal the town's sheep. Ages 3 and up.

Museum of the Moving Image

Muppets from Space

Museum of the Moving Image - Jim Henson's World

August 5 - 19, 2017
August 5 - 12:00pm
August 6 - 12:00pm
August 19 - 1:00pm
$15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).

Dir. Tim Hill. 1999, 87 mins. DCP. With Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz. After Gonzo receives strange signals from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien. Before long, he is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo.

Pier 25 - Tribeca

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Penny Jones & Co. Puppets, Early Childhood Puppet Theatre

August 17, 2017

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" A puppet show set to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice score by Dukas, is about a boy who starts something he cannot stop when he tries magic instead of muscle - as originally instructed. When the water rises he is overwhelmed with oysters, sword fish, jelly fish, shark, sea horse, octopus and giant whale, all swimming exuberantly until the Sorcerer arrives to set things right. with “THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE,” (with music by Françaix), tells the story of a fisherman and his wife who find they miss their frugal, simple life after the genie grants their wishes for wealth and power.

“Two sweet little stories using hand puppets, rod puppets, music and imaginative props ” – New York Parent

“Inventive, charming and warm...” - Westchester Weekend

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.