Monday, April 11, 2016

NEW SHOW! Comedy Puppet Up! Coming To The Venetian Las Vegas


The freewheeling, high-comedy spectacular Puppet Up! - Uncensored is set to move into The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas, debuting as the property's newest entertainment offering on July 21, 2016.

Created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson ("Muppet Christmas Carol", "Muppet Treasure Island"), and actor, director, and improv expert Patrick Bristow ("Ellen," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"), Puppet Up! - Uncensored promises to deliver a completely unique experience, expertly combining dynamic and spontaneous off-the-cuff comedy and outrageous story lines with the unmatched talent and creativity of Henson puppeteers.

"The Jim Henson Company is universally recognized as a worldwide leader in family entertainment having created some of the most iconic brands and characters in the industry. From The Muppets to 'Fraggle Rock,' 'Labyrinth' to 'The Dark Crystal,' many of us spent our youth transfixed by the work of Henson Puppeteers," said Vincent Marini, Creative Director and Executive Producer of BASE Entertainment. "Now BASE Entertainment is thrilled to be joining with Henson Alternative (the irreverently funny adult arm of the Jim Henson Company) to bring that same level of creativity to adult audiences with an evening of ever-changing, no-holds-barred comedy that promises to be the most unique evening of comedy on the strip."

Since 2005, the revolving cast of six world-class puppeteers and over 60 unruly puppets have been entertaining audiences, selling out shows and thrilling critics from coast to coast and around the world. Now set to take over the Strip as the city's newest resident show, the laugh-out-loud production has been amplified and adapted to include a wide-range of added elements, heightened technology and a reimagined set, all designed specifically for Las Vegas audiences.

"Opening the show in Las Vegas after touring throughout the world was an obvious choice," said Brian Henson, "The outrageous and naughty nature of the show lends itself perfectly for Vegas audiences and now that we have found its permanent home we have been able to really enhance the show in ways that were just not possible on the road."

Puppet Up! - Uncensored is never exactly the same show twice. Guests may choose to interact with the show through real time suggestions or just sit back and enjoy the ever changing antics presented on stage.

Additional Show Information

LOCATION: Inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian
SCHEDULE: 6 Nights a week; Dark Wednesdays
TIME: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 7 p.m. Sundays & Mondays
TICKETS: Starting at $69 (includes all fees)
AUDIENCE: Recommended for guests 16+ 
Originally Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, the irreverently funny adult arm of the Jim Henson Company, 'Puppet Up! - Uncensored' will now be produced for Las Vegas with BASE Entertainment, Norton Herrick and co-producer SPI Entertainment.

Joining the team as co-producer of "Puppet Up! - Uncensored" is film, television and theatrical producer and Tony-Award winner Norton Herrick "I'm very excited to be joining my producing partners, BASE and SPI, to bring this one-of-a-kind, must-see comedy experience to Las Vegas audiences."

"The road to getting Puppet Up! to Las Vegas has been a long time coming and I'm so excited to be working alongside such a talented and creative group of individuals to make this resident show a reality," said Adam Steck, founder and CEO of SPI Entertainment.

Tickets, on sale now, may be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at Ticketmaster.com or Venetian.com/PuppetUp or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 785-5394.

For more information about 'Puppet Up! - Uncensored' please visit www.puppetup.com.

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