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New 42nd Street Studios

229 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
newvictory.org/Show-Detail?ProductionId=7663
646.223.3000

The Way Back Home *

Teater Refleksion & Branar Téatar

March 10 - 26, 2017
Friday March 10, 24 - 1:00pm
Friday March 17 - 11:00am
Saturday March 11, 18, 25 - 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Sunday March 12, 19, 26 - 10:00am, 1:00pm
Tickets starting at $20

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his bedroom, he does what any young adventurer would do: flies into outer space! When the plane begins to sputter and quake, our intrepid explorer must execute a daring landing on the moon. But never fear, he is not alone up there… Using intimate puppetry and original music, Ireland's Branar Téatar and Denmark's Teater Refleksion (Songs from Above, New Vic 2013) create a whimsical world in THE WAY BACK HOME, a story about friendship and the courage to conquer the unknown.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2016)

New 42nd Street Studios

229 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
newvictory.org/Show-Detail?ProductionId=7725
646-223-3000

Grug and the Rainbow *

Windmill Theatre Co.

May 13 - 21, 2017
Saturday May 13 & 20 - 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday May 14 & 21 - 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Tickets start at $20

What does Grug love most? Adventures! The beloved burrawang-born bloke from Down Under returns in GRUG AND THE RAINBOW, an all-new colorful tale. Leaping from the pages of the celebrated series of picture books, Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates bound onto the stage and into a host of hilarious situations.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2016)

Puppetworks Theatre

338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street), Park Slope
Brooklyn, NY
puppetworks.org
718-965-3391
Puss tries on magical boots from a peddler

TA Smith; Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola

Puss in Boots

Puppetworks

January 28 - April 9, 2017
Saturdays & Sundays
and Presidents' Week: February 20 through 24
at 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Child $9, Adult $10, Groups (20+) $8 per person

Adapted for the Marionette stage by Puppetworks' Artistic Director, Nicolas Coppola, "Puss in Boots" is the tale of a cat whose master buys him magical boots, enabling him to speak. Puss then tells him of his plan to outwit an ogre of his riches, using the wealth to win the Princess for his master.

The production is performed in elegant French 18th Century-style costumes and settings, and features an original song score.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Central Park West & 79th Street, within Central Park
New York, NY
cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/
212.988.9093

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.






Teatro SEA

107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY
TeatroSEA.org
212-529-1545

The True Story of Little Red / La Verdadera Historia de Caperucita

Teatro SEA

March 4 - April 1, 2017
Saturdays - 3pm
$20 for adults & $10 for children

This bilingual musical play tells the classic fable, but with a comical twist. A Latina Little Red/Caperucita and the wolf trade places, which leads audiences on a journey full of surprises. Featuring Muppet-Style Puppets!

Adapted from Teatro SEA’s Original Version (2000) “La Caperucita Roja” written by Manuel Antonio Morán, based on the traditional story, in the children’s play “Entre todos si se puede” by Teresa Valenzuela, and the puppet play produced by Co. Thistle Theatre, Seattle, written by Sue Ennis and Jean Enticknap. "The True Story of Little Red/La Verdadera Historia de Caperucita" is part of Teatro SEA's Latinized Classic Tales Series.

The Pit Peoples Improv Theater

123 E 24th St.
New York, NY
thepit-nyc.com/gruff/

Gruff!

Doppelskope

April 9 - May 28, 2017
5pm: April 9th
2pm: April 16, April 23, April 30
May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28
$20

Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical about saving the world from environmental disaster!

In a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard, a young goat named Gruf discovers the magically hidden Valley of the Trolls, the only surviving oasis of natural plant and animal life left on earth. Gruf eagerly tries to convince her fellow goats to join her quest to make the world green again, but her elders are bent on drilling for fuel in the valley - and the fate of the world hangs in the balance!

In this reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, audiences of all ages are inspired to love the world and are called to action to save it. The looming threats of the fossil fuel industry and the value of activism are tackled with buoyant physical comedy, creating a message that is clear to children and relevant to adults.

Miller Theater at Columbia University

2960 Broadway, at 116th Street
New York, NY
millertheatre.com/events/2017/05/06
212-854-7799

The Bremen Town Band

Designer & Director - Lake Simons

May 6, 2017
2:00pm & 5:00pm
$9-$40

The Grimm fairytale of the town musicians of Bremen tells of a ragtag band of four farm animals, nearing the end of their useful lives as beasts of burden and longing for an encore career as performers. The quartet—a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster—sets out on the road to Bremen, and we join their journey in this brand new work of puppet theater, featuring an original score by Courtney Bryan. Equally at home with jazz and classical styles, Bryan pens a score that transposes the tale to today, while director and designer Lake Simons animates the lovable creatures and their surprising, hilarious, and touching tale of friendship.

Minskoff Theatre

200 W. 45th St.
New York, NY
www.disney.go.com/theatre/thelionking
212-869-0550

Photo: Broadway.com

The Lion King

Julie Taymor - Director

ONGOING
Sundays 3:00pm, Tuesdays 7:00pm , Wednesdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm , Thursdays 8:00pm , Fridays 8:00pm , Saturdays 2:00pm & 8:00pm
$72.50-$128.50

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.