Family Performance: Jack and the Beanstalk

February 18, 1967

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Young People's Entertainment performed by the Pickwick Puppet Theatre. One of the major goals of Larry Berthelson's Pickwick Puppet Theatre is to bring good music to its young audiences. The Theatre has twice been commissioned by Thomas Scherman's Little Orchestra Society to create puppet versions of musical masterpieces. This version of Jack and the Beanstalk was specially created to present puppets and live actors on the same stage. It is a play with live dialogue, incidental music by Gottschalk, and exciting illusions, presented in six acts. This production uses live actors in masks and costumes, large hand puppets, blacklight effects, oversized sets, and slapstick chases. All particularly effective for young audiences. Following the performance there will be a demonstration of how the puppets in this production were used. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. The Women's League for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, benefactor.
Identifier 1967s.01476
VenueCarey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema)
librettistJohn Erskine
top billingPickwick Puppets