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OFFBEAT: Reader gets chair back, fans get Garth and Trisha tour

OFFBEAT: Reader gets chair back, fans get Garth and Trisha tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Let's have a hand for all the puppets who make us laugh

Many a child celebrates at their birthday party with an appearance by a clown. Personally, I'm not a fan of clowns and I know I'm not alone.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Dinosaurs rule this week at Chicago Broadway Playhouse

OFFBEAT: Dinosaurs rule this week at Chicago Broadway Playhouse

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Broadway excitement 'Chaplin' stage story in NYC

OFFBEAT: Broadway excitement 'Chaplin' stage story in NYC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 06, 2012 12:00 am
Gallery of puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

Gallery of puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The puppeteers-turned-improv comedy talents of 'Stuffed and Unstrung' have a gallery of 90 puppets on stage to select from while acting out silly — and often adult — scenarios.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Brian Henson 'adult' puppet show fun, but not always funny

OFFBEAT: Brian Henson 'adult' puppet show fun, but not always funny

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
New Henson stage venture into improv keeps adult audiences laughing

New Henson stage venture into improv keeps adult audiences laughing

It's been 22 years since Muppets legend Jim Henson died, but his son Brian still finds new inspiration from his father's imagination.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Brian Henson in "Stuffed and Unstrung"

Brian Henson in "Stuffed and Unstrung"

Brian Henson leads a cast of trained puppeteers for the national tour of 'Stuffed and Unstrung,' an improv comedy show opening June 12 in Chicago for a one-week run at Bank of America Theatre.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am
The Awaiting Puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The Awaiting Puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The puppeteers-turned-improv comedy talents of 'Stuffed and Unstrung' have a gallery of 90 puppets on stage to select from while acting out silly — and often adult — scenarios.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'The Feast: an intimate Tempest' creates interest, confusion

OFFBEAT: 'The Feast: an intimate Tempest' creates interest, confusion

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 31, 2012 12:00 am
'The Feast: an intimate Tempest' at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier

'The Feast: an intimate Tempest' at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier

Caliban, left, played by Adrian Danzig acts out a scene with the puppet face of Miranda, as she responds to her puppet counterpart of Prince Ferdinand as operated by Ariel played by Samuel Taylor in 'The Feast: an intimate Tempest' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater through March 11.

January 31, 2012 12:00 am
"The Last Act of Lilka Kadison" at Lookingglass Theatre Company

"The Last Act of Lilka Kadison" at Lookingglass Theatre Company

Nora Fiffer (seated) plays the title character in "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," now extended at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago through Aug. 7, playing a sick and contrary woman who recalls her youth to caregiver Menelik, played by Usman Ally, while Marilyn Dodds Frank, in background, pla…

July 13, 2011 12:00 am
Lucy's Bust

Lucy's Bust

The Broadway stage hit "Avenue Q" continues to entertain audiences with risque humor and silly puppet moments while on national tour.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
A Creative Cast

A Creative Cast

The human cast of Broadway's "Avenue Q," have learned to strike a balance between their own personalities and those of their puppet counterparts.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
Right on 'Q': Hit bawdy Broadway puppet show making one-night stop at Star Plaza

Right on 'Q': Hit bawdy Broadway puppet show making one-night stop at Star Plaza

In May 2008 the Broadway hit show "Avenue Q" finally found its way to Chicago for a two-week run.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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