Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

The Ballard Institute to Present Free Sendak-Inspired Toy Theater Spectacle and Exhibit Tours in October

The tours will be presented In conjunction with its exhibition Swing into Action: Maurice Sendak and the World of Puppetry.

The Ballard Institute to Present Free Sendak-Inspired Toy Theater Spectacle and Exhibit Tours in October

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present free Sendak-Inspired Toy Theater Spectacle and Exhibit Tours Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Ballard Institute Tours at noon, 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Performances at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

In conjunction with its exhibition Swing into Action: Maurice Sendak and the World of Puppetry, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will offer an afternoon of free tours and performances. Join Ballard Institute Interim Co-Director Matt Sorensen for free exhibit tours at noon, 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. UConn Puppet Arts graduate students Abigail Baird and Jaron Hollander present a brief toy theater performance based on Maurice Sendak's 1993 book, We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy on Oct. 8 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Swing into Action, created in partnership with The Maurice Sendak Foundation, looks at the various ways Sendak designed, collected, and collaborated with puppets and puppet productions, from his childhood days making mechanical toys with his brother, to his collections of Mickey Mouse memorabilia, his inventive collaborations with puppeteer Amy Luckenbach, his puppet designs for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Mozart Opera Goose of Cairo, and the way Sendak's book inspired Sonny Gerasimowicz's creatures for Spike Jonze's film Where the Wild Things Are.

Reservations are not required. Masks are recommended but not required. For more information, or if you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or bimp@uconn.edu.

Photo credit: Sydney Herdle/UConn Photo


BroadwayWorld Logo Vote Now for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
Vote Nowvoting ends in




More Hot Stories For You


Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script In Hand Playreading of BAD JEWS Starring Ben FankhauserWestport Country Playhouse Presents Script In Hand Playreading of BAD JEWS Starring Ben Fankhauser
December 7, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, “Bad Jews,” on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m., directed by Jen Waldman and written by Joshua Harmon. Most recently, Harmon co-wrote with Sarah Silverman the Off-Broadway hit musical, “The Bedwetter.”

The Warner Theatre To Present The Irish Tenors, March 16The Warner Theatre To Present The Irish Tenors, March 16
December 6, 2022

The Warner Theatre is excited to welcome The Irish Tenors to the Oneglia Auditorium on Thursday, March 16 at 8 pm! Tickets are on sale to Warner Theatre supporters Tuesday, December 6 at 10 am, and to the public Friday, December 9 at 10 am.

THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY Returns To Warner Theater, March 31THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY Returns To Warner Theater, March 31
December 6, 2022

The Warner Theatre will welcome comedians Kerri Louise, Clayton Fletcher, and Shaun Eli of The Ivy League of Comedy to the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 8 pm!

Charter Oak Cultural Center Installs Restored Stained Glass Windows To Historic BuildingCharter Oak Cultural Center Installs Restored Stained Glass Windows To Historic Building
December 6, 2022

Charter Oak Cultural Center, housed in one of Connecticut's architectural jewels--the first synagogue built in Connecticut-- is about to take a historic step.  For over 75 years, the grand arched windows in the sanctuary, once filled with colorful stained glass, were fitted with white-frosted glass panels, a remnant of the neglect the building experienced before it came under the control of the Hartford Redevelopment Agency in the 1970s.

Lincoln Center Theater's MY FAIR LADY To Play The Palace Theater Waterbury January 2023Lincoln Center Theater's MY FAIR LADY To Play The Palace Theater Waterbury January 2023
December 6, 2022

The Palace Theater Waterbury has announced that the Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is coming to Waterbury on January 24, 25, and 26, 2023.