From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 4: Wild Night
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 4: Wild Night

Experience classical music through new ears and eyes with the highly acclaimed performers from The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.

At each hour-long event in this series, audiences will explore one of the four movements of From the Monkey Mountains by Czech composer Pavel Haas by:

• learning about the dramatic life of this 20th century composer through Z Puppets’ toy theater presentation, from Haas’ early inspiration to the composer's tragic death in the Holocaust

• getting tips from The Bakken Trio on key details to listen for in the music

• hearing The Bakken Trio's live performance of a movement of From the Monkey Mountains

• responding to the music through Z Puppets’ guided drawing activity.

 • sharing discoveries in a group discussion.

Each event will stand alone as a complete experience — or try them all! Classical music lovers and “not-so-much”- ers welcome.

Free.  Recommended for ages 12-adult. Registration opens March 21 at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/4934057

This activity is funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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Glow in the Dark Workshop
Apr
20
11:30 AM11:30

Glow in the Dark Workshop

  • St. Paul Central Library Youth Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Z Puppets Glow in the Dark Space Creature Making Lab

Explore the curious world of blacklight. Test colors, tinker with materials and shapes to find the glow! Follow the Puppet Lab formula to design and engineer an outer space critter to take home with you.

Recommended for ages 6+ with their adult companions.

FREE at your local public library.

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Through the Narrows
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Through the Narrows

Click Here to buy tickets now for Through the Narrows: a Watch it, Make it, Take it Event

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table and call into action someone who inspires you to make the next step towards liberation from life’s narrow passages.  This uniquely intimate puppet theater experience will delve into the rich emotional landscape of struggle, loss, and triumph which we inherit and inhabit.

WATCH IT!

First, a story by award-winning Z Puppets’ artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith accompanied by Twin Cities’ stellar world music performer, Greg Herriges.  Shari and Chris will use puppetry to bring into being two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old Jewish woman who was with Moses at the crossing of the Red Sea and a 6-yr old Cherokee time traveler bearing witness to the Trail of Tears.

MAKE IT!

Then, Z Puppets’ artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures — small puppets embodying sources of strength.

TAKE IT!  

Bring your power figure with you wherever you roam to help you find your road to freedom.  Z Puppets encourages you to share back (via selfies, texts, and voicemails) where you and your puppet end up.

Through the Narrows is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rimon Jewish Arts Council, and the Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. Limit 15 participants.

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Through the Narrows
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Through the Narrows

Click Here to buy tickets now for Through the Narrows: a Watch it, Make it, Take it Event

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table and call into action someone who inspires you to make the next step towards liberation from life’s narrow passages.  This uniquely intimate puppet theater experience will delve into the rich emotional landscape of struggle, loss, and triumph which we inherit and inhabit.

WATCH IT!

First, a story by award-winning Z Puppets’ artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith accompanied by Twin Cities’ stellar world music performer, Greg Herriges.  Shari and Chris will use puppetry to bring into being two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old Jewish woman who was with Moses at the crossing of the Red Sea and a 6-yr old Cherokee time traveler bearing witness to the Trail of Tears.

MAKE IT!

Then, Z Puppets’ artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures — small puppets embodying sources of strength.

TAKE IT!  

Bring your power figure with you wherever you roam to help you find your road to freedom.  Z Puppets encourages you to share back (via selfies, texts, and voicemails) where you and your puppet end up.

Through the Narrows is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rimon Jewish Arts Council, and Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. Limit 15 participants.

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Through the Narrows
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Through the Narrows

Click Here to buy tickets now for Through the Narrows: a Watch it, Make it, Take it Event

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table and call into action someone who inspires you to make the next step towards liberation from life’s narrow passages.  This uniquely intimate puppet theater experience will delve into the rich emotional landscape of struggle, loss, and triumph which we inherit and inhabit.

WATCH IT!

First, a story by award-winning Z Puppets’ artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith accompanied by Twin Cities’ stellar world music performer, Greg Herriges.  Shari and Chris will use puppetry to bring into being two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old Jewish woman who was with Moses at the crossing of the Red Sea and a 6-yr old Cherokee time traveler bearing witness to the Trail of Tears.

MAKE IT!

Then, Z Puppets’ artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures — small puppets embodying sources of strength.

TAKE IT!  

Bring your power figure with you wherever you roam to help you find your road to freedom.  Z Puppets encourages you to share back (via selfies, texts, and voicemails) where you and your puppet end up.

Through the Narrows is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rimon Jewish Arts Council, and Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. Limit 15 participants.

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Through the Narrows
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Through the Narrows

Click Here to buy tickets now for Through the Narrows: a Watch it, Make it, Take it Event

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table and call into action someone who inspires you to make the next step towards liberation from life’s narrow passages.  This uniquely intimate puppet theater experience will delve into the rich emotional landscape of struggle, loss, and triumph which we inherit and inhabit.

WATCH IT!

First, a story by award-winning Z Puppets’ artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith accompanied by Twin Cities’ stellar world music performer, Greg Herriges.  Shari and Chris will use puppetry to bring into being two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old Jewish woman who was with Moses at the crossing of the Red Sea and a 6-yr old Cherokee time traveler bearing witness to the Trail of Tears.

MAKE IT!

Then, Z Puppets’ artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures — small puppets embodying sources of strength.

TAKE IT!  

Bring your power figure with you wherever you roam to help you find your road to freedom.  Z Puppets encourages you to share back (via selfies, texts, and voicemails) where you and your puppet end up.

Through the Narrows is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rimon Jewish Arts Council, and Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. Limit 15 participants.

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

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 hilarious aerodynamics. Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

FREE at your local public library.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!"

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

  • City of Columbia Heights Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 hilarious aerodynamics. Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!" - Minneapolis Star Tribune

FREE at your local public library.

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

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 hilarious aerodynamics. Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

FREE at your local public library.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!"

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Through the Narrows
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Through the Narrows

Click Here to buy tickets now for Through the Narrows: a Watch it, Make it, Take it Event

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table and call into action someone who inspires you to make the next step towards liberation from life’s narrow passages.  This uniquely intimate puppet theater experience will delve into the rich emotional landscape of struggle, loss, and triumph which we inherit and inhabit.

WATCH IT!

First, a story by award-winning Z Puppets’ artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith accompanied by Twin Cities’ stellar world music performer, Greg Herriges.  Shari and Chris will use puppetry to bring into being two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old Jewish woman who was with Moses at the crossing of the Red Sea and a 6-yr old Cherokee time traveler bearing witness to the Trail of Tears.

MAKE IT!

Then, Z Puppets’ artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures — small puppets embodying sources of strength.

TAKE IT!  

Bring your power figure with you wherever you roam to help you find your road to freedom.  Z Puppets encourages you to share back (via selfies, texts, and voicemails) where you and your puppet end up.

Through the Narrows is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rimon Jewish Arts Council, and Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. Limit 15 participants.

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Cellula at National Puppetry Festival
Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

Cellula at National Puppetry Festival

  • University of Minnesota Rarig Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and mesmerizing live a capella music. Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Featuring improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner.

We are honored to be selected along with these other fabulous performances from across the U.S. and the world.

At the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center. Registration for the whole festival available here. Information about registration for individual shows will be posted as it becomes available.

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Cellula at National Puppetry Festival
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Cellula at National Puppetry Festival

  • University of Minnesota Rarig Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and mesmerizing live a capella music. Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Featuring improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner.

We are honored to be selected along with these other fabulous performances from across the U.S. and the world.

At the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center. Registration for the whole festival available here. Information about registration for individual shows will be posted as it becomes available.

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

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 hilarious aerodynamics. Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!" - Minneapolis Star Tribune

FREE at your local public library.

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

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 hilarious aerodynamics. Z Juggling is equal parts ooh's, aah's and ha-ha-haa's.

"Outside the Mainstream, Inside the FUN!" - Minneapolis Star Tribune

FREE at your local public library.

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From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 3: Moon & I
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 3: Moon & I

Experience classical music through new ears and eyes with the highly acclaimed performers from The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.

At each hour-long event in this series, audiences will explore one of the four movements of From the Monkey Mountains by Czech composer Pavel Haas by:

• learning about the dramatic life of this 20th century composer through Z Puppets’ toy theater presentation, from Haas’ early inspiration to the composer's tragic death in the Holocaust

• getting tips from The Bakken Trio on key details to listen for in the music

• hearing The Bakken Trio's live performance of a movement of From the Monkey Mountains

• responding to the music through Z Puppets’ guided drawing activity.

 • sharing discoveries in a group discussion.

Each event will stand alone as a complete experience — or try them all! Classical music lovers and “not-so-much”- ers welcome.

Free.  Recommended for ages 12-adult. Registration opens March 14 at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/4934056

This activity is funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 2: Coachman & Horse
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 2: Coachman & Horse

Experience classical music through new ears and eyes with the highly acclaimed performers from The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.

At each hour-long event in this series, audiences will explore one of the four movements of From the Monkey Mountains by Czech composer Pavel Haas by:

• learning about the dramatic life of this 20th century composer through Z Puppets’ toy theater presentation, from Haas’ early inspiration to the composer's tragic death in the Holocaust

• getting tips from The Bakken Trio on key details to listen for in the music

• hearing The Bakken Trio's live performance of a movement of From the Monkey Mountains

• responding to the music through Z Puppets’ guided drawing activity.

 • sharing discoveries in a group discussion.

Each event will stand alone as a complete experience — or try them all! Classical music lovers and “not-so-much”- ers welcome.

Free.  Recommended for ages 12-adult. Registration opens March 7 at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/4934055

This activity is funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 1: Landscape
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

From the Monkey Mountains, Movement 1: Landscape

Experience classical music through new ears and eyes with the highly acclaimed performers from The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.

At each hour-long event in this series, audiences will explore one of the four movements of From the Monkey Mountains by Czech composer Pavel Haas by:

• learning about the dramatic life of this 20th century composer through Z Puppets’ toy theater presentation, from Haas’ early inspiration to the composer's tragic death in the Holocaust

• getting tips from The Bakken Trio on key details to listen for in the music

• hearing The Bakken Trio's live performance of a movement of From the Monkey Mountains

• responding to the music through Z Puppets’ guided drawing activity.

 • sharing discoveries in a group discussion.

Each event will stand alone as a complete experience — or try them all! Classical music lovers and “not-so-much”- ers welcome.

Free.  Recommended for ages 12-adult. Registration opens March 2nd at https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/4934054

This activity is funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus
Mar
29
10:30 AM10:30

The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus

Step right up and allow Z Puppets to astound you with our glow-in-the-dark Ping Pong ball spectacular.

Acrobats!

Tightrope Walkers!

Clowns!

Wild Animals!

All 100% Ping Pong Balls guaranteed to glow in the dark!

Catch these dazzling thrills and marvels of grace and you will never look at table tennis the same way again!
FREE at your local public library.

Recommended for ages 2 and up.

"Bursts at the seams with wild energy, creative genius and sheer fun!”

– Minnesota History Center

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Z Puppets’ 20th Anniversary All-Ages Dance Party
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Z Puppets’ 20th Anniversary All-Ages Dance Party

Celebrate 20 years of Z Puppets' power of playfulness with this family-friendly dance party.

All ages welcome.  Pay-what-you-will at the door or in advance.

Whether you have followed our adventures all along or will be meeting us for the first time:

  • Find your light in our Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Jam. We provide glowy stuff, you make it into fantastic wearable creations to take onto the blacklight dance floor.

  • Get into a World Groove with dance instructor and D.J. Mehdi Kennar of Mehdi Dance Unity.

  • Delight in exquisite kid-friendly treats from the Marc Heu Pâtisserie Paris pop-up shop.

  • Sample the Story Stitch Game with Green Card Voices.

  • Raise a sparkling cider toast to the continued adventures of Z Puppets!

Come as you are — or come as who, what, and how you want to be. This is a costume and creative-fashion-flair friendly, all-ages event.

All proceeds go towards matching funding for Z Puppets' newest work: Through the Narrows, premiering June 2019.

Can’t make the party but want to support Z Puppets’ work? Click here.

Questions? Contact Shari at shari@zpuppets.org or (612) 724-1435 x 2.

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Playwriting Basics: Focus on Action with Jessica Huang
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Playwriting Basics: Focus on Action with Jessica Huang

Want to:

• create gripping scenes that keep audiences on the edge of their seats?

 • ground your highly theatrical, spectacular magical realism so emotions hit home?

 • communicate back-stories or important themes without sacrificing story?

Acclaimed playwright Jessica Huang returns for a three hour workshop that will help you activate dialogue and plot-points in your scripts so your stories sing on stage. Learn how to transform simple scenes into compelling psychological manipulations, battles of wits, and/or meet-cutes that sizzle with sexual tension. Walk away with the skills you need to provide roadmaps for actors, communicate all that pesky back-story, and give audiences an unforgettable experience.

Part of our Playwriting Basics series, Focus in Action is a workshop for all levels, beginners who need a jump start as well as artists who are looking to sharpen their skills crafting scenes. Perfect for film and theatre makers, sketch writers and puppetry artists who want to take their text to the next level.

Option to attend "virtually" available.

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Z Juggling Rosenschnoz
Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz

  • 700 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

presented as part of the Street Shows on Hennepin, through the Hennepin Theater Trust

700 block of Hennepin Avenue, downtown Minneapolis

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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.

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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

 

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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

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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

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Dec
7
to Dec 20

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

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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.

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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.
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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

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