Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Circus and Sebastian
A puppet ballet concieved and choreographed by Penny Jones to the rollicking music of Kabalevsky’s symphonic suite, The Comedians. The puppets look like giant Christmas toys come to life with The Nutcracker man as circus master.Sebastian, a park attendant, yearns for a job with the Circus. But when he gets one, the lion roars at him, the horse throws him, the elephant sits on him and the ballerina snubs him. He is fired and despairs until a circus dog teaches him the art of tightrope waking. At last a star, he has the most wonderful dream ever: What music looks like. Watching big and little sounds dance by in different shapes and colors until he too is drawn finally into the happy whirling climax of this colorful fantasy.
“An utterly charming and exquisite show. The puppets are glorious” -Gannet Newspapers
“Delightful ” – New York Magazine “It’s a charmer” - WNYC
When & Where
Penny Jones & Co. Puppets - Early Childhood Puppet Theatre
PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS has been a mainstay of children's theater in New York since the 1970's. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged three to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny's "One on One" - interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement and arts.
The company has performed on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, and the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy's to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España,Greenwich House Music School, the New Jersey Symphony, and many, many, more...