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Celebrate Elmo's Birthday at the Center for Puppetry Arts 2/4Celebrate Elmo's Birthday at the Center for Puppetry Arts 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting a birthday bash for one of Sesame Street's most iconic muppets! On Saturday, February 4, fans are invited to celebrate Elmo's birthday with an Elmo-themed inflatable, party favors and more. (more...)

Sony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVOSony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVO
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning (Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Olivier, Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient) creative force behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAMILTON, writes new songs for this musical animated feature. (more...)

HERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBONHERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

Glass Half Full Theatre Presents DON QUIXOTE DE LAREDOGlass Half Full Theatre Presents DON QUIXOTE DE LAREDO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote unleashes his superhero locura upon the borderlands in this original stage production mixing puppets and human actors. (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre  Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish LifeIt's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Submersive Productions to Present PLUNGE: AN EXPERIENTIAL STORYTELLING LABSubmersive Productions to Present PLUNGE: AN EXPERIENTIAL STORYTELLING LAB
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Submersive Productions, the Baltimore immersive theater company that presented critically acclaimed The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe and Broken Bone Bathtub, announces its latest production, Plunge: An Experiential Storytelling Lab, with performances Feb. 2 to 5 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Baltimore. (more...)

Hear the Wolf's Side in 'THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS' at Center for Puppetry ArtsHear the Wolf's Side in 'THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS' at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The classic tale depicts the Big Bad Wolf huffing and puffing and blowing three houses down-but according to the wolf, you've got it all wrong. In The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf, Mr. Alexander T. Wolf finally explains his side of the story, which is that he just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar and he had a cold! Patrons can see Mr. Wolf tell his story at the Center for Puppetry Arts, January 3 - 22 and decide who they believe. (more...)

BWW Interview: TORUK's RON LAQUI Talks About the Show Set to Reopen SoonBWW Interview: TORUK's RON LAQUI Talks About the Show Set to Reopen Soon
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2016

Tell me about working with Cirque du Soleil. How long have you been with them? TORUK - The First Flight is my first Cirque du Soleil show. I started with the majority of artists in July of 2015. I actually first auditioned for Cirque du Soleil in 2001 and made it to their artist database in 2002. It was puppetry that finally got me to run away with the circus! (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tributes the MUPPETS!Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tributes the MUPPETS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Muppet show needs a temporary venue after Doctor Bunson Honeydue and Beeker's latest experiment - fireproof paper - went awry and burnt down their theater. (more...)

Art, Science and Adventure Come Alive in 'MIGHTY BUG' Special Events at Center for Puppetry ArtsArt, Science and Adventure Come Alive in 'MIGHTY BUG' Special Events at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Scorpiana is on the loose and threatening the insect citizens of Bugville! Is our hero Mighty Bug up for the challenge? The Center for Puppetry Arts is celebrating the art, science and adventure in the comic book-style The Adventures of Mighty Bug with special events throughout the run of the show. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGSThe House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Presents OWL'S WINTERWild Swan Theater Presents OWL'S WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor's highly acclaimed theater for family audiences, presents a special production for young children.  Owl's Winter is a delightful collection of stories based on Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home, carefully created to engage the littlest theater-goers.  In one story, Owl encounters strange bumps at the end of his bed as he lays down to sleep.  In another, the moon seems to follow him home while he is out for an evening stroll.  In a third, Owl makes tearwater tea when he runs out of the real thing.  The warmth and humor of these stories will delight you and your preschool or early elementary school aged students.  Children will help Owl make discoveries through lots of audience participation and a special suprise at the end. (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers to Return to NYC with SPEEDMOUSE (RE-SQUEAKED)The Umbilical Brothers to Return to NYC with SPEEDMOUSE (RE-SQUEAKED)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Umbilical Brothers return to New York City with Speedmouse (re-squeaked), an updated version of their hit show, Speedmouse, for a four-week run starting February 21, 2017 at Theatre 80.  (more...)

It's MIGHTY BUG to the Rescue at Center for Puppetry ArtsIt's MIGHTY BUG to the Rescue at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

It's a bird... It's a plane... No... It's Mighty Bug! Audiences are invited to experience a comic book tale coming to life in the upcoming production of The Adventures of Mighty Bug at Center for Puppetry Arts January 24 - March 12, 2017. (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full ListMOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALEThe Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was Sinfully Entertaining at Seymour CentreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was Sinfully Entertaining at Seymour Centre
by Brodie Paparella - Nov 25, 2016

An affirming welcome surprise of a production, boutique and nuanced in its delivery, thoroughly charming in its concept, The Screwtape Letters is a must, especially for all lovers of clown and commedia. Director Hailey McQueen and her team have crafted here a transformation of what could be a lacklustre, perhaps even puerile submission to Sydney's scene into a genuinely entertaining and insightful show with much fortitude in its use of technique and tradition. Polished and precise, The Screwtape Letters is unlike anything Sydney has had to offer this past year. (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose StagePRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

Puppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick StarrPuppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

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