Today's update is a very small one, but I just received a press release from the folks at the Puppetry Arts Theatre about a very exciting event taking place in Brooklyn, New York next month. They'll be showing a special screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan with guest speaker Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street), who really has no connection to the movie whatsoever, but it's still amazingly cool. So if you live in the Brooklyn area--or anywhere close to it--I highly recommend you take this incredible opportunity to not only see the Muppets on the big screen, but also see Gordon live in person! Here's the official press release with all the information you could ever need:
A Very Muppet Event In Brooklyn
Regal Entertainment Group will host a very Muppet evening with “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and special guest speaker Roscoe Orman aka “Gordon” from “Sesame Street” to help support the charitable outreach of the non-profit Puppetry Arts.
After over 20 years “The Muppets Take Manhattan” will be on the big screen for one night only Thursday November 12 at 8pm at the Regal Cinemas Stadium 12 of Court Street, Brooklyn. In “The Muppets Take Manhattan” Kermit and the gang move to the Big Apple to bring their show “Manhattan Melodies” to the Broadway stage when Kermit goes missing!
To celebrate this original 1984 movie with the classic Jim Henson Muppets this evening will have a pre-movie event welcoming the one and only “Sesame Street Dad” Roscoe Orman who will talk about his experiences as “Gordon” working with Jim Henson and the “Sesame Street Muppets.” There will also be movie-fun giveaways and a performance by the cast from the Puppetry Arts musical “Anthropomorphic” which will showcase this December 12 and 13 at the Court Street Regal Cinemas.
Supporting the community outreach of the Brooklyn-based organization, Regal Entertainment Group has partnered with Puppetry Arts for over 5 years, giving the charity a venue to accomplish it’s mission helping to make Puppetry Arts programs accessible to all communities.
It is the goal of Puppetry Arts to offer creative outlets and cultural exploration to all individuals through the multidisciplinary art of puppetry by providing a venue for emerging artists, innovative teachers, and community members to facilitate youth development, enrich family activity and otherwise engage and entertain the population.
Funding from this event will go directly to programs of Puppetry Arts including arts in education, creative outreach at area shelters, and public performances of original puppet theatre. $15 adults/ $10 all children under 12. Tickets are available through the Puppetry Arts website www.puppetryarts.org or on the event date at the UA Court Street 12 Regal Cinemas 106 Court Street, Brooklyn.