Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" Stage Musical Update!

As previously reported, Goodspeed Musicals, in association with The Jim Henson Company, is planning to premiere an all-new stage musical based on "Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas". The show is set to run from December 7, 2008, through January 4, 2009, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

With a cast of nineteen exceptional performers, the show will feature a unique mix of live actors and stage puppets created by The Jim Henson Company. The original stage show will also feature several new and extended songs by Paul Williams, songwriter for the original 1977 television special.

This musical was adapted for the stage by Tim McDonald and Christopher Gattelli; and is being directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Michael P. Price is serving as producer for this new stage version of Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas which is being produced in association with The Jim Henson Company under the guidance of Brian Henson.

Tickets are now on sale for this exciting new show -- to reserve your tickets, call the Godspeed box office at 860.873.8668 or visit their online ticket office at With only 34 shows this holiday season, tickets are sure to go fast - so be sure to reserve yours today!

You can listen to exclusive sneek-peaks of two of the original songs composed by Paul Williams for the stage version of "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" below. These videos feature two new songs, sung by the composer, along with some of the preliminary character sketches made by costume designer Gregg Barnes.

Check out our exclusive sneak-peaks of some of the show's all-new original songs by Paul Williams below. You can enjoy the original demos of these new songs, sung by the composer, while viewing some of the preliminary character/costume sketches made by costume designer Gregg Barnes.

Goodspeed says that they hope that this show will become an enduring holiday tradition for the Opera House, and I will be sure to keep you updated as more information on this exciting new production develops.


"Keep Dreaming Alice"


TeacherLady said...

I SO want to go. I think I feel a sick day coming on for December 8th... *cough cough* Yup, definitely feeling it. If you hear any gossip about VIP Muppet people attending certain performances, please let me know. It may be my only chance to meet any of them!

Tiny Dancer said...

I feel a cold coming on, too, should take about a month to kick in ;-) Already thanked you on YT, just wanted to share the love here as well. Great clips, I really appreciate you sharing them. Emmet holds such special memories for many of us, I'm sure the new version will do him and Jim proud.

Anonymous said...

so excited,as well! My 31/2 year old loves the movie, as did I- I would love to take her! I wonder if it is three year old-proof?

dave roman said...

So exciting!

Anonymous said...

Got my tickets back the first day they went on sale! two seats, front row for the second week!! I cant wait !! we have a bunch of friends going!!!