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Curtain goes up on a Muppet classic

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 on November 12 at 8 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas Stadium 12, 106Court Street in Brooklyn Heights.

“The Muppets Take Manhattan” will be on the big screen for one night only. The movie follows Kermit and the gang as they 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 the 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.

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.

Tickets are$15 adults/ $10 all children under 12.Visit www.puppetryarts.org for information.

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