JANE HENSON’S “NATIVITY STORY”
Based on the Gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke and featuring live sacred music and a cast of puppets built by the Jim Henson Workshop, Jane Henson’s “Nativity Story” is a unique theatrical re-telling of the original Christmas tale from artist and puppeteer Jane Henson, co-creator, with her late husband Jim, of the world-famous Muppets.
Though Jane has passed away, her very personal “Nativity Story” continues to delight audiences with its charming enactment of the birth of Jesus by “crèche figures come to life.” It has been presented in puppet theatres, schools, churches, and even cathedrals. At New York City’s magnificent St. Paul the Apostle Church, several of its puppetry scenes were filmed for 2013’s nationally broadcast CBS Television special “A New York Christmas to Remember,” co-produced by Paulist Productions and hosted by Regis Philbin.
Thanks to the very generous donations of Cheryl Henson as well as the Jane Henson Foundation, now managed by Heather Henson, and other contributors, Jane’s special Christmas gift has been made available for touring so that its artistry and message of hope and care for humanity and all Creation may be shared anew. Live stage performances of the full show as Jane envisioned it are now being offered and can be booked for the 2018 holiday season and beyond.
In fact, we are currently working in collaboration with London’s beloved Little Angel Theatre to bring Jane Henson’s “Nativity Story” to the United Kingdom in December of 2019.
You can make a difference by supporting this effort to take Jane’s beautiful full “Nativity Story” and its welcoming message of inclusion for all to wider audiences. Tax-deductible gifts are certainly needed and can be conveniently made by PayPal or credit card to the not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization Puppet Celebration, Inc., using the online Donation Button found on the top and in the sidebar of this page.
Also, feel free to become involved as a partner or sponsor, including a corporate sponsor, or simply connect with us through the convenient form at our CONTACT page.
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With your help, we look forward to bringing Jane’s moving show to many communities, including the underserved. It is our hope that performances might be used as fundraisers for charitable purposes suggested by our partners and donors. In that way, Jane Henson’s “Nativity Story” will continue as a valued tool to do good in the world for many Christmases yet to come.
Be sure to check out our video clips at the links provided; we know you’ll enjoy them.
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