John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean

ImaginOcean is a one-of-a-kind, innovative glow-in-the-dark musical that opened in New York in March 2010 and began its U.S. tour in September 2011. The 50 minute production features extraordinary puppets, memorable original songs, and a heartwarming journey of discovery by three loveable fish named Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel who take the audience on their singing, bubbling, jiving adventure, making friends along the way.



ImaginOcean is the brain child of John Tartaglia, known to parents and kids for his Tony Award nominated portrayals of Rod/Princeton in the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q and his critically acclaimed Disney Channel show Johnny and the Sprites, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. Tartaglia is not only the creator and writer of ImaginOcean, he is also the voice of five of its characters.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012
Dorsel, Tank, Bubbles and the rest of the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated show John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean will head out on their next leg of their critically acclaimed tour, with dates in over 40 U.S. cities and Sydney, Australia, beginning October 22. The announcement was made today by the show's creator and co-producer, Tony Award and Emmy Award nominated John Tartaglia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012
Dorsel, Tank, Bubbles and the rest of the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated show John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean will head out on their next leg of their critically acclaimed tour, with dates in over 40 U.S. cities and Sydney, Australia, beginning October 22. The announcement was made today by the show's creator and co-producer, Tony Award and Emmy Award nominated John Tartaglia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2011
John Tartaglia was today announced to star in his first feature film vehicle: 'Hotel Arthritis.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011
Broadway Theatre League is pleased to present our 2011-12 season children's show, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, November 17, 9:30 am and 12:00pm. Through generous donations from BTL patrons, sponsorships from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Chandler May, Inc. and grant support from the Alabama State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, BTL is able, for the first time ever, to present a children's show completely free of charge to area schools, pre-schools and home-school programs. Both performances of ImaginOcean will be free.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with Early Stages, an organization in New York City that fosters literacy through the arts, to create a unique program to give third graders in three New York City public school classrooms (PS 15 Red Hook, Brooklyn; PS 19 Corona, Queens; PS 203 Bayside, Queens) the chance to shine on the Off-Broadway stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2010
The creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award-nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, John Tartaglia, will join the Disneyland Resort 55th Anniversary celebration on September 24, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2010
The Drama Desk Award nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is an underwater theatrical experience like no other. The innovative glow-in-the-dark musical features extraordinary puppets, memorable original songs from swing to R&B, and a heartwarming journey of discovery for audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2010
The creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award-nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, John Tartaglia, will join the Disneyland Resort 55th Anniversary celebration on September 24, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010
The creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award-nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, John Tartaglia, will be the school principal for the day at PS 41 (216 Clawson Street) on October 7.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010
The creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award-nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, John Tartaglia, will be the school principal for the day at PS 41 (216 Clawson Street) on October 7.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has released an anti-bullying PSA. To watch it, click below.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011
On Saturday, November 19th The Orpheum Theatre's 2011-2012 Family Series kicks off with John Tartaglia's live, glow-in-the-dark musical adventure ImaginOcean. Presented by Jellyfish Jive Productions, this family favorite will play The Orpheum stage for two performances only at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011
Broadway Theatre League is pleased to present our 2011-12 season children's show, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, November 17, 9:30 am and 12:00pm. Through generous donations from BTL patrons, sponsorships from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Chandler May, Inc. and grant support from the Alabama State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, BTL is able, for the first time ever, to present a children's show completely free of charge to area schools, pre-schools and home-school programs. Both performances of ImaginOcean will be free.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010
Real Housewives" star Teresa Guidice and her two children Gabriella and Milania met stars Dorsel, Tank, Bubbles and Jellyfish of the Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean after enjoying a performance of the show on Sunday.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011
On Saturday, November 19th The Orpheum Theatre's 2011-2012 Family Series kicks off with John Tartaglia's live, glow-in-the-dark musical adventure ImaginOcean. Presented by Jellyfish Jive Productions, this family favorite will play The Orpheum stage for two performances only at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2010
To give thanks, the off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is leading a food drive at the theatre to support City Harvest (cityharvest.org). Audience members can bring any dry or canned non-perishable food item when they come to see the show, and they will receive a free official Ocean Friends Forever friendship bracelet and be invited to join cast members for a special 'meet and greet' immediately following the show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with Early Stages, an organization in New York City that fosters literacy through the arts, to create a unique program to give third graders in three New York City public school classrooms (PS 15 Red Hook, Brooklyn; PS 19 Corona, Queens; PS 203 Bayside, Queens) the chance to shine on the Off-Broadway stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011
John Tartaglia, creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, and a star in the current Hollywood stage production of The Temperamentals, has announced a new session of his Master Class Intensive in Theatre and Television Puppetry.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
William Wade, composer, lyricist, orchestrator, musical director, arranger and pianist, passed away following a short battle with colon cancer on February 26, 2018 at the age of 54. Wade is perhaps best known for writing the score for John Tartaglia's Imaginocean, which had an eighteen month run off-Broadway at New World Stages and an extensive international tour.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012
John Tartaglia, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Avenue Q (where he currently serves as Resident Director), Emmy Award nomination for Playhouse Disney's Johnny and the Sprites, Drama Desk nomination for John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, and has twelve seasons of experience on Sesame Street (where he continues to guest star), today announced that he'll be holding an all new master class intensive in theatre and television-style puppetry.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2011
John Tartaglia, creator, producer and writer of the Drama Desk Award nominated Off-Broadway musical hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, and a star in the current Hollywood stage production of The Temperamentals, has announced a new session of his Master Class Intensive in Theatre and Television Puppetry.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011
To celebrate the landmark one year anniversary (March 31) of the Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway family hit musical John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, the show will give away goodie bags and other surprise gifts to children in the audience who come dressed in costume as their favorite aquatic animal for performances March 26 through April 3.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012
According to Deadline.com, Jim Henson Co is developing off-Broadway's ImaginOcean, which recently played New World Stages, into a television show. Creator John Tartaglia will executive produce the animated series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014
LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County) will make its world premiere tonight to a sold out audience at The Cutting Room. The concert will also star Randy Blair (Fat Camp) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera) with Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon (), Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Anthea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011
Dorsel, Tank and Bubbles, along with the rest of the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, will pack up its hit New York production in September and head out on a long-anticipated national tour hitting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Memphis, Tampa, Detroit and Austin. The final performance at New World Stages will be September 4, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011
Dorsel, Tank and Bubbles, along with the rest of the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, will pack up its hit New York production in September and head out on a long-anticipated national tour hitting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Memphis, Tampa, Detroit and Austin. The final performance at New World Stages will be September 4, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is celebrating the birthday of one of its stars, Bubbles.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014
LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), has announced it's complete casting. Joining Gasparini, Umphress and Kinnunen will be Randy Blair (Fat Camp), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon, Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Althea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter, LLC present Rescue Rue, a new musical fairytale with puppets; Concept, Book and Additional Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, and Music and Lyrics by Kate Steinberg & Joshua Zecher-Ross. Stacey Weingarten directs a cast of seven including Jennifer Barnhart* (Bway: Avenue Q), Nate Begle(Off Bway: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Sarah Liz Haines* (Off Bway: Freckle Face Strawberry), Jason Jacoby* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Lisa Helmi Johanson* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), and Gretchen Wylder* (Off Bway: 'Til Divorce Do Us Part). Rescue Rue will be staged at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from July 8-20, 2014. A special TDF Autism-Friendly performance will be held at July 20th at 11am. The Pershing Square Signature Center is the official hub of The New York Musical Theatre Festival. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010
John Tartaglia and members of the cast of his off-Broadway show, JOHN TARTAGLIA'S IMAGINOCEAN, will appear at Barnes and Noble at 150 East 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue) on July 28 at 7pm, Barnes and Noble has announced. Tartaglia will present music from IMAGINOCEAN, and he and the cast members will sign copies of the show's original Off-Broadway cast recording.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jul 26, 2017
The first family musical about disability, Addy & Uno, features concept and book by Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., music and lyrics by Bonnie Gleicher, and will be directed by the Emmy-nominated Donna Drake (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean and Netflix's Julie's Greenroom).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014
Today Gables Grove Productions Inc. announced 2014/2015 U.S. tour dates for its international hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean; Sid the Science Kid-Live!; and Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
Omaha Performing Arts presents John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean in the Slosburg Hall at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015
Omaha Performing Arts presents John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean in the Slosburg Hall at the Orpheum Theater tonight, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014
John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, a one-of-a-kind, live, black-light puppet show, returns by popular demand to Segerstrom Center for the Arts March 7 & 8, 2015 in Samueli Theater. Part of the Center's Family Series, ImaginOcean follows the lovable sea creatures and best friends Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel, who just happen to be fish. Audiences follow them as they set off on a remarkable journey of discovery. It all starts with a treasure map, and then the adventure begins, as they swim off in search of clues. All along the way, the friends sing, dance and make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately, they discover the greatest treasure of all: FRIENDSHIP. ImaginOcean is recommended for children ages 4 - 8.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean has partnered with StudentsLive the premiere Broadway education company, to create a special workshop called Imagine That! to take students behind-the-scenes and under the ocean at New World Stages prior to seeing a performance of the show.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2011
Givenik.com has announced two more stars who have joined their Ambassador Program, it was announced by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters. Judy Gold (The Judy Show) joins in support of The Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Family Equality Council, and John Tartaglia (John Tartaglia's Imaginocean) joins in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out what they had to say below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 30, 2017
The first family musical about disability, Addy & Uno, features concept and book by Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., music and lyrics by Bonnie Gleicher, and will be directed by the Emmy-nominated Donna Drake (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean and Netflix's Julie's Greenroom). Addy & Uno runs August 28th-September 24th at The Theater at 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011
Tony Award and Emmy Award nominated actor John Tartaglia, the creator and producer of the Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, will appear at Gymboree (327 West 14th Street, NYC) on Tuesday, August 16 at 12:30 PM. Along with the stars of ImaginOcean -- the adorable puppets Dorsel, Bubbles and Tank -- Tartaglia will meet and greet fans, sign autographs, and perform songs from ImaginOcean.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2011
Tony Award and Emmy Award nominated actor John Tartaglia, the creator and producer of the Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, will appear at Gymboree (327 West 14th Street, NYC) on Tuesday, August 16 at 12:30 PM. Along with the stars of ImaginOcean -- the adorable puppets Dorsel, Bubbles and Tank -- Tartaglia will meet and greet fans, sign autographs, and perform songs from ImaginOcean.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 2014 - 2015 Family Series. Eight shows will feature an array of talented international artists who will entertain and inspire families gathered for the spontaneous thrill and joy of live theater. Each performance will be preceded by an hour of free audience engagement activities themed to the show. Performances are in the Center's Samueli Theater unless otherwise noted.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011
The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway family hit musical John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, continues to expand on the seas with the fourth installation of the show to debut aboard Royal Caribbean's The Freedom of the Seas in May 2011. The show can now be seen on: Oasis of the Seas (opened November 2009); Allure of the Seas (opened December 2010); and Liberty of the Seas (opened January 2011).
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