John Tartaglia's Imaginocean

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:30AM
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:30AM

A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.

Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.

John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean performed 231 performances in 78 cities in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, including a week in Hawaii, a week in Singapore, and a month-long engagement at the Sydney Opera House. Back by popular demand, Dorsal, Tank and Bubbles will share their magic with audiences everywhere in the 2014-15 season and they're swimming back to the Lutcher as well. Grades PreK-2

About the Company:
John Tartaglia (Creator, Book) might best be known as executive producer, creator and and star of the 8 time EMMY nominated "Johnny and the Sprites" (now airing worldwide), receiving a nomination for "Outstanding Performance in a Children's Series". He earned a TONY Award nomination for his broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, for which he originated the roles of Princeton and Rod. Other roles on broadway include starring as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and most recently, in the role of Pinocchio in Shrek The Musical. A 12-year veteran of "Sesame Street," Tartaglia is one of the youngest puppeteers ever to perform on the show, starting at the age of 16. In addition to his work on "Sesame Street," he also starred in Sesame Workshop's innovative English as a Foreign Language project, "Sesame English," which currently airs worldwide.

Tartaglia has also appeared on "Ugly Betty", "Hollywood Squares," Disney Channel's "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "JoJo's Circus" and Discovery Channel's "Animal Jam." He is currently developing several new live shows including directing "The Musical Worlds of Jim Henson" at Carnegie Hall in April 2012. He is a past host of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts. John's production company, Gables Grove Productions (co-founded with Michael Shawn Lewis) is dedicated to creating new, immersive and multi-media family entertainment.