HENSON PUPPET “NATIVITY STORY” TO TOUR AGAIN IN 2017
After “A New York Christmas to Remember,” the TV special featuring scenes from the Henson “Nativity Story,” was re-broadcast on Canada’s Salt+Light TV for the 2016 holiday season, plans are underway for a tour of the puppet Nativity in 2017.
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 generosity of the Henson family and our own family of donor friends, 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 2017 holiday season and beyond.
In a world now often full of fearmongering, make a difference by supporting this effort to bring Jane’s beautiful full “Nativity Story” and its welcoming message of inclusion for all to wider audiences. Tax-deductible gifts are 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. If preferred, checks may be made out and mailed to:
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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.
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