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Hitting the road with Puppet Up! Uncensored

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So excited to, once again, be hitting the road with The Jim Henson Company‘s Puppet Up! Uncensored!  I leave tomorrow for a 5 show trip across the US where I’ll be puppeteering and hosting.  Then, I’m back for about 72 hours before heading off to Australia for shows there.  The dates and links to tickets are below if the show is near you.  Please get in touch if coming to one of the shows!

If you can’t come to a show, be sure to follow my Puppet Up! tour diary over at my blog http://blog.mrgrant.com.

Oh, and I was interviewed recently about the show and the article is online.  You can read it HERE.

March 9 – Eccles Center, Park City, Utah – Puppeteering
March 12 – Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall, Pennsylvania – Hosting
March 13 – Kuss Auditorium, Springfield, Ohio – Hosting
March 15 – Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, Michigan – Hosting
March 16 – Capitol Theatre at the Overture Center, Madison, WI – Hosting

Then to Australia where I’ll be puppeteering in all shows.

March 27 – March 30 then April 8 – April 20 – Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 1 – April 6 – Sydney Opera House Playhouse, Sydney, Australia
April 24 – April 26 – Powerhouse Theatre, New Farm (Brisbane), Australia

CLICK ON THE VENUE NAME FOR TICKET INFORMATION!

Puppet Up Shows – Los Angeles, Midwest, Australia!

I’m so grateful to have been asked to do another string of Puppet Up! Uncensored shows for The Jim Henson Company!  For the upcoming shows in the states, I’ll be both puppeteering and hosting.  Then it’s off to Australia for a bunch of shows in Melbourne with stops in Syndey (at the Opera House) and Brisbane!  Here’s quick look at the dates:

February 20 – Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA- Puppeteering
February 21 – Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA – Hosting
February 22 – Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA – Puppeteering
March 9 – Eccles Center, Park City, Utah – Puppeteering
March 12 – Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall, Pennsylvania – Hosting
March 13 – Kuss Auditorium, Springfield, Ohio – Hosting
March 15 – Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, Michigan – Hosting
March 16 – Capitol Theatre at the Overture Center, Madison, WI – Hosting

Then to Australia where I’ll be puppeteering in all shows.

March 27 – March 30 then April 8 – April 20 – Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 1 – April 6 – Sydney Opera House Playhouse, Sydney, Australia
April 24 – April 26 – Powerhouse Theatre, New Farm (Brisbane), Australia

CLICK ON THE VENUE NAME FOR TICKET INFORMATION!

Performing in Henson’s Stuffed & Unstrung in San Francisco 8/25-8/27

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be performing in Henson Alternative’s puppet improv show Stuffed & Unstrung in San Francisco in August. I’ll be joining the cast for 5 shows over three nights as part of a run during the SF Sketchfest. Also in the cast…Brian Henson! Yeah, this is a show you should come see and being that it’s a ‘hometown’ show for me, I couldn’t be more excited!

Here’s the info:

Henson Alternative’s Stuffed & Unstrung
August 25, 2011 – 8PM
August 26, 2011 – 7PM & 10:30PM
August 27, 2011 – 7PM & 10:30PM

Curran Theatre
445 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/qLFKSm

PLEASE NOTE: The show runs from the 18th to the 27th, but I will only be performing in the shows on the 25th-27th.

100 Episodes of the Henson.com Podcast!

Proud to say we’ve reached 100 episodes of the Henson.com Podcast! My thanks go out to all of our guests. I’ve been so fortunate to get to interview so many amazing people. I’d also like to thank the staff at he Jim Henson Company who have become great friends of mine over these past few years!

If you’ve never heard the show, head on over to…

http://henson.com/podcast.php

and take a listen! And subscribe to it why don’t ya?!

Here’s to 100 more!

GoDaddy.com Commercial

GoDaddy.com is holding a competition where the people who submit to it have to create a 30 second and 90 second commercial for GoDaddy.com. In August, a director approached me and some of my friends from The Improvatorium and asked if we’d like to be in a commercial based on the show we were doing at the time called Zombiénce. We said yes.

Today the commercials hit the web! There’s two of them…

The 30 second spot (I’m not in this one) is called IRIS and you can watch it at the following link (and PLEASE, while you’re watching it rate it 5 Stars)!

http://bit.ly/aj0b7J

You can do so once a day so PLEASE do so! Winners announced on October 18th!

If the 30 second spot gets a lot of high ratings, they will show the commercial I’m in called OPPORTUNITIES, which you can watch here!

(You can rate this one at YouTube, but only rating IRIS at GoDaddy.com counts for the competition)

Please do not hesitate to pass these on to family and friends and ask them to rate as well!

This was a great experience and I’m very proud of being asked to take part in this project!

Thanks!