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Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter

Jim Henson's Emmet Otter

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 064236
December 5, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Book by Timothy A. McDonald & Christopher Gattelli
Based on the Book by Russell & Lillian Hoban
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli
Produced in association with The Jim Henson Company


Jill Abramovitz, Stanley Bahorek, Jennifer Barnhart, Scott Barnhardt, Stephen Bienskie, Justin Bohon, Thomas Cannizzaro, Leo Daignault, Kathy Fitzgerald, Matt Furtado, Meg Guzulescu, Lisa Howard, Anney Ozar, James Silson, David Stephens

The Story

As Christmas approaches the world of Frogtown Hollow, Emmet Otter and his Ma can only dream of buying each other gifts. So when a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, both secretly enter hoping to win the prize money. In a heartwarming twist on The Gift of the Magi, Emmet and Ma risk all they have and end up with the greatest grand prize of all. Based on director Jim Henson’s television feature, this new theatrical adaptation features a lovable mix of actors and puppet characters from The Jim Henson Company and a toe-tapping score. It’s a classic holiday musical for all ages!