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- One ticket to see Henson Alternative: Stuffed & Unstrung
- When: Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Pabst Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $20 for second-floor balcony section (up to a $44.36 value)
- $20 for third-floor balcony section (up to a $44.36 value)
- $30 for main-floor section (up to a $62.73 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart. <p>
This show is rated R and contains language and themes that are not intended for unaccompanied children under the age of 17.
Henson Alternative: Stuffed & Unstrung
Henson Alternative: Stuffed & Unstrung combines the Jim Henson Company’s puppeteering prowess with irreverent, R-rated improv comedy to create an evening of split sides. Six puppeteers take suggestions from the audience before cooking up improvised songs and sketches using a cast of 80 puppets and a catalog of jokes stolen from the future. Cameras project the puppet’s sketches onto large screens, showing onstage action from the wrist up while allowing audiences to witness the technical mastery of the puppeteers below.<p>
Stuffed & Unstrung Intro
Warning: contains mildly vulgar language
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.