REVIEW: Emmet Otter is what NYC needs right now – Hollywood Soapbox
December 21, 2021
NEW YORK — There are many holiday TV favorites this time of year. Some people line up behind the Griswold family and their Christmas antics, while others follow Ralphie on his quest to secure a Red Ryder BB gun. There are those who are even more nostalgic, taking in viewings of It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. No matter one’s choice, Christmas trees are lit, music is in the air, and the smell of hot cocoa is a welcome fragrance throughout the home.
One holiday staple that has built a cult following over the years is Jim Henson’sEmmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a most wholesome and heartwarming showcase of exquisite puppetry and accessible storytelling from the 1970s. This Christmas tale of yesteryear has made its way to the stage, thanks to legendary songwriter Paul Williams and director/choreographer Christopher Gattelli, who also wrote the book with Timothy A. McDonald.