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Jim Henson's Emmet Otter show poster

Jim Henson's Emmet Otter

Dec 5, 2009 – Jan 3, 2010 / The Goodspeed - 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 view map

A Goodspeed Christmas

As Christmas approaches the world of Frogtown Hollow, Emmet Otter and his Ma can only dream of buying each other gifts. So when a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, both secretly enter, hoping to win the prize money. In a heartwarming twist on "The Gift of the Magi," Emmet and Ma risk all they have and end up with the greatest grand prize of all. Based on director Jim Henson's television feature, this new theatrical adaptation features a lovable mix of actors and puppet characters from The Jim Henson Company and a toe-tapping score. It's a classic holiday musical for all ages!

Director's Vision
Teacher's Instructional Guide
Show Program

Music and Lyrics by

Paul Williams

Book by

Timothy A. McDonald & Christopher Gattelli

Based on the book by

Russell & Lillian Hoban

Scenic Design by

Anna Louizos

Costume Design by

Gregg Barnes

Lighting Design by

Brian MacDevitt

Music Direction by

Larry PressGrove

Directed and Choreographed by

Christopher Gattelli


Dec 5, 2009 – Jan 3, 2010


The Goodspeed


GOODSPEED's Emmet Otter 2009