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  • What would Kermit say…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 14, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Len Levitt, a Jewish puppeteer who has personally met Miss Piggy, made Aliya two months ago, and settled in my hometown, Ra’anana.

    In the past 35 years, Levitt wrote scripts and plays, taught puppet workshops, activated some of the most famous puppets in the States, and touched the...

  • Mitisek and Co. expand boundaries of opera with puppets, poetry and ‘Frankenstein!!’

    By Rick Schultz

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Critics have called the Long Beach Opera (LBO) "daring," "unconventional" and "innovative." While all those are accurate, another word that perhaps better describes the company is "playful."

    Still, one wonders how the seasoned, classically trained LBO musicians reacted when their...

  • Theater: ‘A’ is for ‘angst’ when you’re the creators of ‘Avenue Q’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jeff Marx, co-creator of the hit puppet musical, "Avenue Q," was fired from his internship at "Sesame Street" in 1998. Back then he was an attorney, but he had taken the position in order to segue way into songwriting for kids. "Instead, I was cleaning tables, taking out the garbage,...
  • Making Light

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Looking to buy something kind of demented this Chanukah? Faithful Journal readers may recall Up Front's dish on the Punching Rabbi Puppet earlier this year. Since then, Archie McPhee & Company has greatly expanded its line of Judaicus nonsensicus.



    Featured alongside the davening,...

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