Click above to buy a $21 main floor section B ticket for the January 16 show at 8 p.m. See below for additional seating and prices.
- Buy here for a $16 main floor section C ticket to the January 16 show at 8 p.m. ($32 value)
- Buy here for a $31 dress circle main floor ticket to the January 16 show at 8 p.m. ($62 value)
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As today’s Groupon proves, the underrated art form of puppetry can make for an interesting first date, entertain the babies you were hired to sit on, or rekindle your childlike imagination after prolonged exposure to reality and reality TV. Witness the magic of world-renowned puppeteer Basil Twist as he performs in Master Peter’s Puppet Show on Saturday, January 16, at 8 p.m. at the The Phoenix Symphony’s Symphony Hall. You’ll get half off your choice of three main floor ticket prices at $16 ($32 value), $21 ($42 value), or $31 ($62 value).
Twist’s January 16 show will devote itself to the exploits of Don Quixote, using life-size bunraku-style and rod puppets against fluid scenery to illustrate the shifting realities of everyone’s favorite quixotic knight. The evening is accompanied by authentic Mexican and Peruvian folk music composed by Silvestre Revueltas and Gabriel Lena Frank.
San Francisco native and New York resident Basil Twist, a third-generation puppeteer, is the only American to graduate from premier puppetry program École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières, France. The celebrated performer is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, a United States Artists Fellow, and won a Bessie Award in 1997 for his talents. Twist’s new works continue to develop the craft of puppetry with a focus on live music.
This Groupon is good for one night only, but you may purchase multiple Groupons to accommodate your entire collection of mischievous marionettes.
The Arizona Republic and its online reviewers love the the Phoenix Symphony, and Kudzu users give it five stars: > * Truly a reminder that at one end of its spectrum, the arts are a necessary and grown-up response to the world. – Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic > * You will leave wondering why they aren’t charging a fortune for such a delightful performance. – wetheblaines, azcentral.com > * There’s something for everybody at the Phoenix Symphony. – zany251, Kudzu