Puppets After Dark

Puppets After Dark The Long Island Children's Museum Theater's adult-geared puppetry strand. Join us for slams, workshops, and more!

If you missed Puppets After Dark last night, you may have missed the best night of puppetry in 2018! We had an All-Star ...
02/26/2018

If you missed Puppets After Dark last night, you may have missed the best night of puppetry in 2018! We had an All-Star line up, including, Uncle Nappy, fist-time slammin’ Kyle Mahoney with a headless Austin Costello. It was a messy slam onstage with bottles breaking, eggs cracking and water splashing. There were super heroes, Randy Newman did some amazing autobiographical toy theater, Mr Nicholas recited naughty poetry and there was a nearly tear-jerking spider death scene. Special surprise guest James Godwin rocked the Man at the Desk. It was awesome! Thanks to everyone who performed and to those who came to enjoy last night’s Puppets After Dark Slam. The LICM Team, including Jim Packard, was more than capable and made all of the backstage magic happen. A very special thank you to the HBH Fund who helped make it all possible.
Stay tuned and don’t miss the next Puppets After Dark Slam!

02/25/2018

City folks! If you’re coming to Puppets After Dark Slam, go to the orange taxi stand and they will shuttle you to the LICM Theater. We have a great night planned. Come join us!!

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02/20/2018
Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam

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Join us February 25 at 8:00 pm when Puppets After Dark take over the Long Island Children's Museum Theater! Hosted by Joshua Holden and Jeb Colwell, this night of short puppet acts includes an all-star puppet line-up including: Nappy's Puppets Sarah Nolan Austin Costello & Kyle Mahoney Ora Fruchter....

Your pathway to Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam TICKETS! -
02/16/2018
Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam

Your pathway to Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam TICKETS! -

Join us February 25 at 8:00 pm when Puppets After Dark take over the Long Island Children's Museum Theater! Hosted by Joshua Holden and Jeb Colwell, this night of short puppet acts includes an all-star puppet line-up including: Nappy's Puppets Sarah Nolan Austin Costello & Kyle Mahoney Ora Fruchter....

Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam! -
02/16/2018
Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam

Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam! -

Join us February 25 at 8:00 pm when Puppets After Dark take over the Long Island Children's Museum Theater! Hosted by Joshua Holden and Jeb Colwell, this night of short puppet acts includes an all-star puppet line-up including: Nappy's Puppets Sarah Nolan Austin Costello & Kyle Mahoney Ora Fruchter....

Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam! -
02/14/2018
Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam

Puppets After Dark Puppet Slam! -

Join us February 25 at 8:00 pm when Puppets After Dark take over the Long Island Children's Museum Theater! Hosted by Joshua Holden and Jeb Colwell, this night of short puppet acts includes an all-star puppet line-up including: Nappy's Puppets Sarah Nolan Austin Costello & Kyle Mahoney Ora Fruchter....

Puppets After Dark's cover photo
02/12/2018

Puppets After Dark's cover photo

Happy new year from the Puppets After Dark team!  Keep an eye and an ear out for more info on our Puppet Slam this Febru...
01/01/2018

Happy new year from the Puppets After Dark team! Keep an eye and an ear out for more info on our Puppet Slam this February!

Puppets After Dark's cover photo
09/22/2017

Puppets After Dark's cover photo

09/22/2017

LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM THEATER AUDITIONS 2017
LICM Theater is holding auditions for their 2017-2018 season! Please see the following information for our performance season, the show schedules, and the dates on which we will be auditioning for our shows. All of our productions are ensemble based, where everyone contributes to the action on stage. Puppetry, movement, and dance skills are helpful in all productions. Pay is based on an hourly rate of $13. Please keep in mind our rehearsals and performances are held during daytime hours.

AUDITION DATES
October 4, 5, and 6

AUDITION TIMES
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Please contact us to schedule an audition time. You may schedule an alternative day or time. If these times do not work,

ARRIVE PREPARED
Have a two-minute monologue from a children’s book or play
Have a song from musical theater (Please provide sheet music for our Musical Director) Wear movement clothing to work through some puppetry and movement exercises
To schedule an audition or questions; please contact James Packard, LICM Theater Manager at his office phone, (516) 224-5845, or by email at [email protected]. Spread the word!
Mouse on the Move – Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 1
By Kathryn Chase Bryer and Janet Stanford, Music Composed by Timothy Guilot
2 Actors, 1 Stage Manager
Two adventurous mice are ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon because they believe it is made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. The pair learns to be resourceful, creative, and brave as they discover a beautiful garden, navigate uncharted waters, and travel through space in search of cheese. Created especially for young audience members, this multisen- sory and fantastically physical experience offers a wonderful introduction to the world of theater. The audience members become active in the storytelling as they use props and their imagination to help the mice.
Presented with permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis
Rehearsals for Mouse on the Move
Runs from Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Mouse on the Move (36 shows, 2 per day)
Run from Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 and Monday, February 19, 2018 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Happy as Clams, The Musical - Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4
Music and Book by Lena Pennino Smith; Musical arrangements by Brian
Smith
7 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 3 Musicians
Back by Popular Demand! A live musical adventure set in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Meet Clammy the clam who confesses she is not “happy as a clam”. Clammy and her best friend Grabby the fiddler crab set out to seek happiness by wishing on a star. They learn about cre- ating friendships on their journey where they meet a love-struck fluke, and float with a jelly. This new quartet meets up with the hungry rock performer, Sea Star, and her Stomach. Then the chase begins, but will friendship prevail? Written by award-winning family performer/journalist and Long Islander, Lena Pennino Smith, this popular show gets everyone singing, dancing and “CLAMoring” for more (while sneaking in some local environmental science and geography).
Presented with permission of Songs By Lena
Rehearsals for Happy as Clams, The Musical
Runs Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Happy as Clams, The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day & 8 shows 1 per day) Runs Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Thursday, January 25, 2018
Elephant & Piggie’s We’re in a Play! – Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2 Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma
5 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. His classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cau- tious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative explo- ration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party, should you share your ice cream, and how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience in- volved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
A joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical, with permission of Music Theater International
Rehearsal for Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play!
Runs Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play! (24 shows, 2 per day) Runs Monday, April 2, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
GRUFF! The Musical - Kindergarten – Grade 4
Concept and Text by Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer, Music by Toby Singer
6 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
GRUFF! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical
about saving the world from environmental disaster! In this reinvention
of The Three Billy Goats Gruff fairy tale, audiences learn the importance of environmental stewardship. In a world where goats have transformed their home into a junkyard, nothing green grows. The elder goats send the young goats, Gruff, Clancy, and Grif to seek food which grows from the ground. In the Valley of the Trolls, Aquifer and the troll community are protecting green plants from invaders. Gruff and Aquifer meet on the bridge between their two lands and discover they have much in common. Can the elders see the benefits of working together for a new future?
Presented with permission of Doppelskope
Rehearsals for GRUFF! The Musical
Runs Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of GRUFF! The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day) Runs Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018.

09/01/2017
Puppets After Dark

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LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM THEATER AUDITIONS 2017

LICM Theater is holding auditions for their 2017-2018 season! Please see the following information for our performance season, the show schedules, and the dates on which we will be auditioning for our shows. All of our productions are ensemble based, where everyone contributes to the action on stage. Puppetry, movement, and dance skills are helpful in all productions. Pay is based on an hourly rate of $13. Please keep in mind our rehearsals and performances are held during daytime hours.

AUDITION DATES
Auditions for Mouse on the Move: August 31, September 1 and September 5 Auditions for Happy as Clams, Elephant & Piggie, and GRUFF!: October 4, 5, and 6

AUDITION TIMES
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Please contact us to schedule an audition time. You may schedule an alternative day or time. If these times do not work,

ARRIVE PREPARED
Have a two-minute monologue from a children’s book or play
Have a song from musical theater (Please provide sheet music for our Musical Director) Wear movement clothing to work through some puppetry and movement exercises

To schedule an audition or questions; please contact James Packard, LICM Theater Manager at his office phone, (516) 224-5845, or by email at [email protected]. Spread the word!

Mouse on the Move – Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 1
By Kathryn Chase Bryer and Janet Stanford, Music Composed by Timothy Guilot
2 Actors, 1 Stage Manager
Two adventurous mice are ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon because they believe it is made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. The pair learns to be resourceful, creative, and brave as they discover a beautiful garden, navigate uncharted waters, and travel through space in search of cheese. Created especially for young audience members, this multisen- sory and fantastically physical experience offers a wonderful introduction to the world of theater. The audience members become active in the storytelling as they use props and their imagination to help the mice.
Presented with permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis

Rehearsals for Mouse on the Move
Runs from Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Mouse on the Move (36 shows, 2 per day)
Run from Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 and Monday, February 19, 2018 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Happy as Clams, The Musical - Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4
Music and Book by Lena Pennino Smith; Musical arrangements by Brian
Smith
7 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 3 Musicians
Back by Popular Demand! A live musical adventure set in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Meet Clammy the clam who confesses she is not “happy as a clam”. Clammy and her best friend Grabby the fiddler crab set out to seek happiness by wishing on a star. They learn about cre- ating friendships on their journey where they meet a love-struck fluke, and float with a jelly. This new quartet meets up with the hungry rock performer, Sea Star, and her Stomach. Then the chase begins, but will friendship prevail? Written by award-winning family performer/journalist and Long Islander, Lena Pennino Smith, this popular show gets everyone singing, dancing and “CLAMoring” for more (while sneaking in some local environmental science and geography).
Presented with permission of Songs By Lena

Rehearsals for Happy as Clams, The Musical
Runs Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Happy as Clams, The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day & 8 shows 1 per day) Runs Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

Elephant & Piggie’s We’re in a Play! – Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2 Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma
5 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. His classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cau- tious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative explo- ration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party, should you share your ice cream, and how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience in- volved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
A joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical, with permission of Music Theater International

Rehearsal for Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play!
Runs Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play! (24 shows, 2 per day) Runs Monday, April 2, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

GRUFF! The Musical - Kindergarten – Grade 4
Concept and Text by Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer, Music by Toby Singer
6 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
GRUFF! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical
about saving the world from environmental disaster! In this reinvention
of The Three Billy Goats Gruff fairy tale, audiences learn the importance of environmental stewardship. In a world where goats have transformed their home into a junkyard, nothing green grows. The elder goats send the young goats, Gruff, Clancy, and Grif to seek food which grows from the ground. In the Valley of the Trolls, Aquifer and the troll community are protecting green plants from invaders. Gruff and Aquifer meet on the bridge between their two lands and discover they have much in common. Can the elders see the benefits of working together for a new future?
Presented with permission of Doppelskope

Rehearsals for GRUFF! The Musical
Runs Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of GRUFF! The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day) Runs Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018.

08/30/2017

LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM THEATER AUDITIONS 2017

LICM Theater is holding auditions for their 2017-2018 season! Please see the following information for our performance season, the show schedules, and the dates on which we will be auditioning for our shows. All of our productions are ensemble based, where everyone contributes to the action on stage. Puppetry, movement, and dance skills are helpful in all productions. Pay is based on an hourly rate of $13. Please keep in mind our rehearsals and performances are held during daytime hours.

AUDITION DATES
Auditions for Mouse on the Move: August 31, September 1 and September 5 Auditions for Happy as Clams, Elephant & Piggie, and GRUFF!: October 4, 5, and 6

AUDITION TIMES
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Please contact us to schedule an audition time. You may schedule an alternative day or time. If these times do not work,

ARRIVE PREPARED
Have a two-minute monologue from a children’s book or play
Have a song from musical theater (Please provide sheet music for our Musical Director) Wear movement clothing to work through some puppetry and movement exercises

To schedule an audition or questions; please contact James Packard, LICM Theater Manager at his office phone, (516) 224-5845, or by email at [email protected]. Spread the word!

Mouse on the Move – Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 1
By Kathryn Chase Bryer and Janet Stanford, Music Composed by Timothy Guilot
2 Actors, 1 Stage Manager
Two adventurous mice are ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon because they believe it is made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. The pair learns to be resourceful, creative, and brave as they discover a beautiful garden, navigate uncharted waters, and travel through space in search of cheese. Created especially for young audience members, this multisen- sory and fantastically physical experience offers a wonderful introduction to the world of theater. The audience members become active in the storytelling as they use props and their imagination to help the mice.
Presented with permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis

Rehearsals for Mouse on the Move
Runs from Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Mouse on the Move (36 shows, 2 per day)
Run from Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 and Monday, February 19, 2018 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Happy as Clams, The Musical - Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4
Music and Book by Lena Pennino Smith; Musical arrangements by Brian
Smith
7 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 3 Musicians
Back by Popular Demand! A live musical adventure set in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Meet Clammy the clam who confesses she is not “happy as a clam”. Clammy and her best friend Grabby the fiddler crab set out to seek happiness by wishing on a star. They learn about cre- ating friendships on their journey where they meet a love-struck fluke, and float with a jelly. This new quartet meets up with the hungry rock performer, Sea Star, and her Stomach. Then the chase begins, but will friendship prevail? Written by award-winning family performer/journalist and Long Islander, Lena Pennino Smith, this popular show gets everyone singing, dancing and “CLAMoring” for more (while sneaking in some local environmental science and geography).
Presented with permission of Songs By Lena

Rehearsals for Happy as Clams, The Musical
Runs Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Happy as Clams, The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day & 8 shows 1 per day) Runs Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

Elephant & Piggie’s We’re in a Play! – Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2 Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma
5 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. His classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cau- tious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative explo- ration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party, should you share your ice cream, and how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience in- volved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
A joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical, with permission of Music Theater International

Rehearsal for Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play!
Runs Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play! (24 shows, 2 per day) Runs Monday, April 2, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

GRUFF! The Musical - Kindergarten – Grade 4
Concept and Text by Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer, Music by Toby Singer
6 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
GRUFF! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical
about saving the world from environmental disaster! In this reinvention
of The Three Billy Goats Gruff fairy tale, audiences learn the importance of environmental stewardship. In a world where goats have transformed their home into a junkyard, nothing green grows. The elder goats send the young goats, Gruff, Clancy, and Grif to seek food which grows from the ground. In the Valley of the Trolls, Aquifer and the troll community are protecting green plants from invaders. Gruff and Aquifer meet on the bridge between their two lands and discover they have much in common. Can the elders see the benefits of working together for a new future?
Presented with permission of Doppelskope

Rehearsals for GRUFF! The Musical
Runs Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of GRUFF! The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day) Runs Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018.

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