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THE LIST

A DREAMY FAIRYTALE

"Creepy. Macabre. Childish. Puppets are dangerously captivating. In this new musical by speculative fiction guru Ray Bradbury, Mr Marionette leads a dreamy gothic fairytale about the perils of creating perfection. The production, masterminded by Gallimaufry Performing Arts’ Steve Josephson, offers quality songs, great dancing and a Tim Burton-esque aesthetic."

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THE SCOTSMAN

A THOUGHT PROVOKING AND INSPIRING PIECE

"Beautifully choreographed and directed, Gallimaufry Performing Arts' production shifts setting and situation with effortless grace. As much physical theatre as a musical, one can't help but feel that it's what Tim Burton would do if they gave him The Nutcracker with which to play."

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CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE

A SPECTACULAR, INSPIRING NEW MUSICAL!

"'2116' is a sparkling new jewel in Ray Bradbury´s crown of stories and plays, as amazing and memorable as the Hope Diamond. A fantastical, feel-good, musical not to be missed."

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BROADWAY WORLD

THE MOST ENDEARING ARTFUL ENTRY INTO BRADBURY'S THEATRICAL COLLECTION.

"The evening is more performance piece than play, like a lovely European cirque or ballet. Emerging from a trunk, six dancers, along with the main characters, proceed to entrance us with their harmonious moves."

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AMERICAN CHRONICLE

A FEAST FOR THE EYES, EARS AND HEART.

"But dreams never die and in a new century, Ray Bradbury brought back the tale he wrote for his friends those many years ago. Dedicated and inspired by Mr. Laughton and his wife, this tale is both a Christmas present and Valentine... Developed, Directed, and Choreographed by the uber-talented Steve Josephson, with music by John Hoke, book and lyrics by Ray Bradbury and Steve Josephson."

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VARIETY

THERE'S VISUAL PLEASURE APLENTY!

"helmer-choreographer Steve Josephson sculpts an attractive troupe of dancers -- equally at home with ballet, Fosse sizzle and hip-hop -- into Mr. Marionette's inventory for our central couple's Christmas shopping pleasure... Hoke's ravishing principal waltz, and explorations with more modern styles, mesh nicely with Bradbury's naively charming lyrics. Sometimes the author gets off a wryly cynical snap, as in a reference to one sign of Christmas approaching as "pumpkin heads rotting on the porch."

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