Cellula
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

SHOW TIME: 1:00pm at the Highschool Auditorium

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
KID CITY Laugh In at Edgerton Park
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

KID CITY Laugh In at Edgerton Park

Participants will learn fundamental performance skills of voice, physicality and joke structure, and put their learning into practice as they generate and record laughter from attendees, and capture funny faces for the Laughter Museum. The multidisciplinary, interactive Laughter Labs will be performed by all members of the artist team.

View Event →
KID CITY Giant Bird Puppets Lab at  Gladstone Savanna Community Night
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

KID CITY Giant Bird Puppets Lab at Gladstone Savanna Community Night

KID CITY @ Maplewood Parks' & Recreation Community Night @ Gladstone Savanna

Come join Z Puppets' Bird Puppet Fly! 

Watch KID CITY artists perform giant bird puppets. Then, join the flock by making your own mini bird with the KID CITY artists. Recommended for ages 4+. FREE!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and by support from St. Paul Foundation and F.R. Bigelow Foundation.

View Event →
KID CITY A La Carte at Touch a Truck Park Event
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

KID CITY A La Carte at Touch a Truck Park Event

KID CITY @ Maplewood Parks' & Recreation Touch A Truck. Recommended for ages 4+. FREE!

Create a fantastical creature on a stick in our Puppet Lab with the KID CITY artists from 6-6:45 pm.

Then at 7 pm watch Z Puppets' performance of A LA CARTE, a comic battle between a clown French Chef and a wily lobster set to live accordion music.  Like a live Looney Tunes cartoon, A LA CARTE is a playfully interactive comedy featuring clowning, puppetry, music and a few unruly vegetables.

*In case of rain, join us inside of the Maplewood Community Center

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and by support from St. Paul Foundation and F.R. Bigelow Foundation.

 

 

 

View Event →
KID CITY Bird Puppet Fly @ 4th of July
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

KID CITY Bird Puppet Fly @ 4th of July

Bird Puppet Lab will teach participants the skill of patterned puppetry design. Participants will add color and detail to a pattern of a bird puppet, and then cut out and fasten their puppets together. Once their birds are complete, teaching artists will lead participants to activate the puppets, both as individuals and as a flock. During the Boada’s bird dance, the audience will see puppetry performance that does not use spoken language but choreography as a form of expression.

View Event →
Monkey Mind Pirates at Backus Community Center
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Monkey Mind Pirates at Backus Community Center

Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys!

Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm.  Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates.  Kids take the stage alongside professional puppeteers and musicians in this epic tale of overcoming anxiety, stress and distraction.

An innovative approach combining mindfulness with playfulness, Monkey Mind Pirates gives kids creative tools to find calm.  Original soundtrack CD also available.

View Event →
KID CITY at Tubman Youth Outreach Center Grand Opening at Maplewood Mall
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

KID CITY at Tubman Youth Outreach Center Grand Opening at Maplewood Mall

Join KID CITY artists from 10am-2pm for free family fun to celebrate the grand opening of Tubman's Youth Outreach Center. From 12:30pm-2pm, drop by our Recycled Objects Puppet Lab to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary characters.

This activity is made possible by support from St. Paul Foundation and F.R. Bigelow Foundation.

View Event →
 Z Juggling at Wildwood Library (WCL)
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

Z Juggling at Wildwood Library (WCL)

One man, no words, gajillions of balls, pins, and lots of laughter! Mixing tricks with innocence, Chris Griffith charms audiences of all ages with his juggling and physical comedy.  With deceptively simple flair, he gives flight to spheres, fire and hilarity. A blend of physical comedy and aerodynamics, Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!"

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

View Event →
KID CITY @ Maplewood Parks' & Recreation Bike Rodeo and Kid’s Duathlon at Afton Heights Park
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

KID CITY @ Maplewood Parks' & Recreation Bike Rodeo and Kid’s Duathlon at Afton Heights Park

Z Puppets presents Ifrah Mansour in a short performance of "Somalia's Balloon" followed by a fun art-making activity with the KID CITY artists. Recommended for ages 5+. FREE!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

View Event →
Z Juggling at Lake Elmo Public Library
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Z Juggling at Lake Elmo Public Library

One man, no words, gajillions of balls, pins, and lots of laughter! Mixing tricks with innocence, Chris Griffith charms audiences of all ages with his juggling and physical comedy.  With deceptively simple flair, he gives flight to spheres, fire and hilarity. A blend of physical comedy and aerodynamics, Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

 

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!"

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

View Event →
Cellula
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

SHOW TIMES: School matinee

  • 10:30 AM 

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
Monkey Mind Pirates at New York Mills
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Monkey Mind Pirates at New York Mills

Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys!

Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm.  Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates.  Kids take the stage alongside professional puppeteers and musicians in this epic tale of overcoming anxiety, stress and distraction.

An innovative approach combining mindfulness with playfulness, Monkey Mind Pirates gives kids creative tools to find calm.  Original soundtrack CD also available.

View Event →
Cellula
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Show Times: March 9, 2018

  • 9:30 am Matinee
  • 1:30 pm Matinee
  • 7:30 pm Evening Performance

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

 

View Event →
Cellula
Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

SHOW TIMES

January 26, 2018

  • 8:45 am performance
  • 7:30 pm performance

Click here for "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
Cellula
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Cellula

  • Reif Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

SHOW TIMES

January 11, 2018: 

  • 10:00 am school matinee

January 12, 2011: 

  • 10:00 am school matinee
  • 6:30 pm evening performance

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Dec
7
to Dec 20

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

  • Minnesota Jewish Theater Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

By Shari Aronson, based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel

Directed by Shelli Place. 

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is fun and interactive for the whole family! 

December 7 -19 (2017)

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: 

Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins.

For tickets are more information, click here!

Ivey Award to Chris Griffith for his puppet design for Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (2009).

TICKET INFORMATION

  • Individual tickets go on sale in November. 
  • All tickets are $20
  • This production can be added on to our 2017-2018 season passbook for a discounted price. Call 651-647-4315 for more information. 
  • For school group opportunities contact the box office.
View Event →
Cellula
Dec
7
8:45 AM08:45

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

SHOW TIMES

December 7th, 2017: 

  • School matinee

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
Cellula
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

Cellula

An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Show Times

  • 9:30am school matinee
  • 1:00pm performance

Click here for the "Before You Go Guide!"

For a video preview of Cellula visit https://vimeo.com/183171541

View Event →
3M Educators Night
Oct
6
3:30 PM15:30

3M Educators Night

Explore the connections between art and science in Z Puppets' Bio Art Gallery and get a behind the scenes peek into the making of Cellula our glow in the dark performance of mitosis.

Friday, October 6

  • 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
  • Open to Elementary and Jr. High Teachers
View Event →
WOW at Wakefield Park
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

WOW at Wakefield Park

Maplewood Parks and Recreation is hosting monthly family days at Wakefield Park. Join Kid City artists along with the Police and Fire Departments, The Nature Center, 3M Visiting Wizards fun.

Free admission, hot dogs, chips and pop!

Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

View Event →
Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party+ Island of Calm!
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party+ Island of Calm!

"Make a flag to put on our table top island and claim your spot on the island of calm. "

Maplewood Parks and Recreation is hosting monthly family days at Wakefield Park. Join Z Puppets and Kid City artists along with the Police and Fire Departments, The Nature Center, 3M Visiting Wizards and more!

Free admission, hot dogs, chips and pop!

Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

View Event →
Ask a Puppet!
Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Puppet!

Have you always wanted to know what a puppet has for breakfast? Stump a puppet with a riddle, ask for advice or just say hi!

Meet several characters developed and performed by award-winning puppeteers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. Get up close and personal with the friendly puppets during three mini-sessions. 

More info coming soon at https://mam.org/

This activity is a part of Kohls Art Generation Sundays (The Great Adventure)

View Event →
MN AHA!
Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

MN AHA!

How did anyone think up SPAM, Scotch Tape, Rollerblades, kitty litter and waterskis?  Dr. Historificus and his cat named Walter Mondale reveal the Minnesota formula for genius in this ukulele sing-along of Minnesota’s greatest inventions. 

(Recommended for ages 4 and up)

Two performances:  10:30 AM and 1:30PM

More info at: http://www.faribault.org/252/Summer-Library-Program

    View Event →