Thursday, March 8, 2012
OFF-BROADWAY BLACK-LIGHT PUPPET SHOW SWIMS INTO BROMELEY MARCH 15
“ImaginOcean,” a black-light musical puppet show by Tony Award-nominated puppeteer John Tartaglia, will swim into Bromeley Family Theater March 15.
Students from area schools will enjoy two matinee performances during the day as part of Pitt-Bradford’s Kaleidoscope series, but those who don’t see it during the day can catch the special 7 p.m. public performance. Tickets are $7 for students; $8 for adults.
“ImaginOcean” is the brainchild of Tartaglia, who was the executive director, creator and star of the eight-time Emmy-nominated children’s show “Johnny and the Sprites.” He also earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” a grown-up puppet show.
His other roles on Broadway have included Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast” and Pinocchio in “Shrek The Musical.” He got his start working for 12 years on “Sesame Street,” beginning at the age of 16. He is currently developing several live shows including directing “The Musical Worlds of Jim Henson” at Carnegie Hall next month.
“ImaginOcean” played the New World Stages in New York through Sept. 4 before embarking on a 30-city national tour. The 50-minute production opened in March 2010 and features original songs and three loveable fish.
For more information or tickets, contact the Bromeley Theater Box office at (814)362-5113.
For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or email@example.com.