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A rare evening with Frank Oz on September 22 (discount enclosed)

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An Evening with Frank Oz

Friday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY

In Celebration of Jim Henson’s Birthday

Frank Oz was Jim Henson’s main creative partner. Oz joined the Muppets in 1963 when he was 19 years old. His first assignment was to work the right hand of the beloved Rowlf the Dog performed by Jim Henson. He was Miss Piggy to Henson’s Kermit, Bert to Henson’s Ernie, and he performed other immortal characters including Grover, Cookie Monster, Animal, and Sam the Eagle. He co-directed The Dark Crystal with Jim Henson, and then directed The Muppets Take Manhattan, en route to a successful directorial career on his own. He is currently completing the documentary Muppet Guys Talking, a warm inside look at the Muppets through the stories and memories of the key Muppet performers who worked with Jim.

In this rare personal appearance on the eve of Jim Henson’s birthday (September 24), Oz will talk about his remarkable and prolific collaboration with Henson, in a conversation with clips moderated by Victoria Labalme, co-producer of Muppet Guys Talking. The event will offer a unique and personal perspective on one of the great creative partnerships in twentieth-century American popular culture.

Ticket purchase includes a reservation to visit The Jim Henson Exhibition before the program between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Please read your confirmation notice and use the link provided to make your reservation to see the exhibition.

Tickets are $50. Use code HENSON20 to receive 20% off!

Order tickets here.

We look forward to having you with us. 



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      RW Nichols on

      For the many that can not get to NYC will a video be available of this event amy time ?

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      Stephen Disney

      I'm frankly heartbroken. This is exactly the type of event that I was hoping would happen in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit. Now it's announced a mere 8 days in advance, when I can't possibly get off work, and it sold out quickly. Not all of your donors live nearby...

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      Justin Piatt on

      Hi! I saw that the Frank Oz event was already sold out. I'm going to be in the city that day and was really hoping to go. If there's a cancellation or if there's any chance of still getting a ticket, I'd be very grateful.