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Carnival of the Animals for family holiday enchantment

Miller Theatre
at Columbia University 

announces its fourth year of a special holiday tradition for the whole family: 

Carnival of the Animals


Saturday, December 15, 2018 
Two performances: 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Adult tickets: $15–$30; Students & Children: $9–$21

Miller's annual holiday treat returns, a playful production that brings Camille Saint-Saëns’s beloved work to life—Carnival of the Animals. A compelling merging of puppets, set design, poetry and music, this production has been described as "enchanting" by The New Yorker and "splendidly witty" by TheaterScene. Audiences will experience magic as everyday objects take on new lives as lions, elephants, and birds, through the incredible vision of director Lake Simons and some of New York’s best puppeteers.

Saint-Saëns’s score, performed by a ten-piece onstage chamber orchestra that is "virtuosic, nuanced, and sublime" (ZealNYC), literally comes to life with Lake’s puppets. Lucid Culture calls the ensemble's playing “exquisitely detailed" and "unselfconsciously playful.” 

Just about an hour in length, this family-friendly presentation is a wonderful holiday tradition for imaginative audiences of all ages.

Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted.

Carnival of the Animals is a Miller Theatre at Columbia University production.
Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

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Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

For photos, please contact Lauren Bailey at 212/854-1633 or lrb2113@columbia.edu.