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Vilar Center hosts family-friendly, interactive event: Sing Along with ‘The Muppet Movie’

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Comparable to participatory film experiences such as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Heather Henson's Sing Alongs provide family-friendly, raucous interactions with the classic films of Heather’s father, Jim Henson.
Matthew Caruso | Special to the Daily |

If you go …

What: Sing Along with “The Muppet Movie.”

When: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Tickets are $28 for adults and $18 for children and include goodie bag with materials such as bubbles and confetti poppers to interact with the show.

More information: Tickets are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at http://www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — The classic film “The Muppet Movie” will be reinvigorated on Wednesday with Sing Along with “The Muppet Movie.” The two interactive screenings, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., are comparable to participatory film experiences such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Heather Henson’s Sing Alongs provide family-friendly, raucous interactions with the classic films of Heather’s father, Jim Henson. The IBEX Puppetry Sing Along crew brings elements of the films to life for the audience via puppetry, kiting and shadow acting.

“The Muppet Movie” is the 1979 classic that represents the feature film roots of the Muppets. It received two Academy Award nominations and is listed in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”



Band of Muppet Misfits

“The Muppet Movie” follows Kermit the Frog as he embarks on a cross-country trip to Hollywood. Along the way, he meets many other misfit Muppets. They join Kermit to overcome danger, discover their true selves and build a future of friendship together.



In this Sing Along, IBEX Puppetry leads an audience of cheering, singing fans to renew their “Rainbow Connection” with our fleecy friends who started it all. It’s full of interactive surprises such as bubbles, streamers, kites, confetti pops and characters coming right out of the screen into the audience.

“The production is a hit with family-focused showings,” writes Seth Kubersky, of The Orlando Weekly. “Older crowds (aka the lovers, the dreamers and me) will leave feeling a little more connected to that rainbow.”

Children and adults alike are urged to yell out famous lines, blow bubbles, dance in the aisles and, of course, sing along with the movie to forge new or renew connections to films from another generation.



“Sing Alongs allow me to connect with the work of my father,” Heather Henson said. “I can work with my Dad’s material. I can put a new spin on it, but it’s still his stuff, intact. And it gives me an opportunity to watch them over and over again.”


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