Hudson Valley Puppets to Present MAMMOTH FOLLIES, 3/23

Hudson Valley Puppets to Present MAMMOTH FOLLIES, 3/23

Participate in an exceptionally exhilarating experience. The Mammoth Follies lures audiences with a charming rendition of a pre-historic musical. Through one-of-a-kind songs, and original choreography, watch as more than 20 dinosaur puppets come to life. The Mammoth Follies performance will be held on Sunday, March 23, at 1pm & 4pm as part of the Capitol Center for the Arts' Showtime Sundays series.

Enter and enjoy pre-historic times with The Mammoth Follies. Watch and explore the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-shattering dance moves performed live on stage. The ensemble forms a varying cast of well-trained performers, child educators, puppeteers, choreographers, and art designers. This amazing musical dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur. Watch as enormous puppets populate the stage, including your host Willie Mammoth, Smiley the Saber-Toothed Tiger, Bessie the 27-foot-long Apatosaurus, Tony and Trixie Triceratops, Terry the Pterodactyl, and Rex the 11-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus. The Mammoth Follies will astonish and inspire families and people of all ages. Crowds will leave both entertained and educated.

Hudson Vagabond Puppets (HVP), incorporated in 1980 as a not- for-profit company, creates larger-than-life puppetry and mask programs designed to fit into the school curriculum as well as to entertain children and their families. HVP performers are professional dancers and actors. Clad in black, the puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry, becoming mere shadows of the enormous figures they bring to life. From 1984 to 1998, The Mammoth Follies was performed for audiences all over the country, and in a variety of prestigious venues such as the BAM Opera House. For nearly 14 years, it was thought that The Mammoth Follies was extinct. Then on February 18, 2012, HVP decided to bring the show back to life, completely renovating the production of this wildly popular and thoroughly educational musical.

In addition to Hudson Valley Puppets' Mammoth Follies, this year's Showtime Sundays series will conclude with a performance by The Gizmo Guys on Sunday, April 13.

Individual tickets are $20 and tickets purchased in groups of four or more in any combination to Showtime Sundays performances are $16.25. Tickets are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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