Miller Auditorium to host 'psychotic puppet party'

contact: Cara Barnes
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Photo of cast members from the show Puppet Up: Uncensored.

Cast members of "Puppet Up! – Uncensored"

KALAMAZOO—"Puppet Up! – Uncensored," a wild romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and spontaneous comedy collide, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

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Unpredictable and irreverent, "Puppet Up! – Uncensored" is never the same show twice. Expert puppeteers create twisted scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised story lines unfolding on stage. The hilarious puppet action is projected live on large screens flanking the stage, while the puppeteers race around below displaying their skills in full view of the audience.

Created in part by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and with improvisational actor of Ellen, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame Patrick Bristow as host, "Puppet Up! – Uncensored" boasts a cast of six world-class puppeteers and live musical accompaniment. The show features a few recreations of classic pieces originally created by Jim Henson, Jane Henson, and Frank Oz that haven’t been seen by live audiences in decades.

"Puppet Up! – Uncensored" features content and language not appropriate for children and is for adults only.


"Puppet Up! – Uncensored" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and cost $35. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.