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Symphonie Fantastique Basil Twist

Funding

The Jim Henson Foundation

Must Close September 2!

About the show

Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE’s 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.

Click here for the Symphonie Fantastique website.

Click here for the trailer.

Credits

Created by Basil Twist
Featuring Pianist Christopher O’Riley
Puppeteers: Kate Brehm​, Ben Elling​, Andy Gaukel​, Jonothon Lyons​, and Rachael Shane
Lighting Design: Andrew Hill
Associate Lighting Design: Ayumu "Poe" Saegusa
Production Manager: Neelam Vaswani
Stage Manager: Liz Haroian

Substitute Pianist: Abdiel Vazquez (performing: May 2-6, May 15, May 17-18)
Swing Puppeteer: Patrick Newton

Campaign Design by Open

Tickets

Starts at $35

Limited seats available.

Not appropriate for children under 8.

Family Friendly Performances:
July 14 at 4pm

August 18 at 4pm

Summer Saturday Sips: Enjoy a complimentary cocktail with your Saturday night ticket!

Tue - Sat @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm

Running time 55 minutes
There is No Late Seating and No Re-Entry once the performance has begun.

Rush Policy for Symphonie Fantastique
General Rush: Beginning 2 hours prior to curtain (and up to curtain time), you may sign up in person for up to 2 rush tickets. If any tickets become available, they will be sold 10 minutes before curtain for $30 each, CASH ONLY. Rush tickets are entirely subject to availability and might not be sold at every performance. Some seats may be partial view.

Student Rush: Full time students with ID may sign up to receive 1 complimentary ticket. Student rush tickets are released 5 minutes prior to curtain and are entirely subject to availability. Some seats may be partial view.

Accessibility
HERE is a wheelchair accessible space and fully compliant with ADA requirements. If you have wheelchair needs, please notify HERE's box office at 212.352.3101 or tickets@here.org and let us know which performance you'd like to attend.

Post-Show Backstage Tours
Participation in the back stage tour is at your own risk. By embarking on the tour, patrons release HERE from any and all liability.

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