Venue/Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd, Phone: 503-493-1128
- Friday, August 10, 2012 - All Day
- Saturday, August 11, 2012 - All Day
- Sunday, August 12, 2012 - All Day
- Monday, August 13, 2012 - All Day
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - All Day
Muppets, Music & Magic Series
Hollywood Theatre to Screen Extremely Rare Footage from the Henson Vaults as Part of Muppets, Music & Magic Series
This August, in partnership with The Jim Henson Legacy and Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Hollywood Theatre will present a very special series celebrating the best of Jim Henson and the Muppets, featuring seven different collections of classic shorts featuring The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, and rarities from the Henson vaults.
Friday, August 10 at 7:30 + 9:30pm - Muppet History 101
This unique program of rarities examines the origins of the Muppets, including early live TV appearances, unusual commercials, guest spots on the Jimmy Dean and Dick Cavett Shows, and much more. Plus, this program contains excerpts from the rarely seen pilot for what would become The Muppet Show,The Muppets: Sex and Violence featuring a tribute to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 + 9:30pm - Jim Henson Commercials + Experiments
This program is a collection of experimental shorts, crazy commercials, and other rarities from the Henson vault. Highlights include: a legendary commercial and industrial film for Wilson’s Meat that must be seen to believed, excerpts from Henson’s experimental television programs The Cube and Youth 68: Everything’s Changing...Or Maybe It Isn’t, and Time Piece, Jim Henson's Oscar nominated eight-minute experimental masterpiece from 1965 that showcases his talent for making music out of everyday sounds.
Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12 at 3:30pm - Sesame Street at 40
This best-of compilation features dozens of classic moments in the forty-year history of the show, including excerpts from the first episode, celebrity guests (Lily Tomlin, Ben Stiller, Liam Neeson, James Gandolfini, Robert De Niro), narrative milestones like the perfectly handled death of Mr. Hooper, and some of the best bits from Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the gang. Pulling into the 21st century, the program wraps up with a visit from Michelle Obama and the spot-on Muppets parody of Mad Men.
Sunday, August 12 at 7:30 + 9:30pm - Muppet Fairytales
Classic tales are retold through the eyes of the Muppets in this program of rarely seen shorts. In The Frog Prince, Kermit and friends tell the classic fairytale that shows what can happen when you kiss a frog. The Elves and the Shoemaker gets a hunka-hunka burnin' twist when the tiny assistants aren't elves, but Elvises! Then, Rapunzel appears to let down her long, golden hair on Sesame Street.
Monday, August 13 at 7:30 + 9:30pm - Muppet Music Moments
Music was always an integral part of The Muppet Show, and we have assembled a collection of some of the classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can: from "Mah Nŕ Mah Nŕ", to the repertoire of Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem, to musical guest stars like Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more.
Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30pm - Jim Henson + Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault
This super-entertaining program highlights the contributions of Jim Henson and his early SESAME STREET collaborators Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Fran Brill and Caroll Spinney. In addition to old favorites, there are some extremely rare clips from specials and guest appearances on other television programs.
Tuesday, August 14 at 9:30pm - Sing! The Music of Sesame Street
A joyous, sometimes hilarious and poignant salute to 40 years of Sesame Street music, featuring the original show classics ("Sing", "Bein' Green", "Rubber Duckie", "The People in Your Neighborhood"), Muppet parodies of everyone from The Beatles to Isaac Hayes, and special visits from some of the music industry’s biggest names including Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Carol Channing, Billy Joel, Feist, and R.E.M.
This series is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tour Executive Producer Irena Kovarova. Film and program notes courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy™ & © 2012 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON's mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All rights reserved. MUPPET, MUPPETS and the Muppets Characters are registered trademarks of Disney. All rights reserved. © 2012 Disney. Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2012 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.