The Muppets will give their first-ever full-length live show, featuring special guests, never-before-seen antics, musical performances with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and spectacular fireworks
Three Nights Only:
September 8 and 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
September 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2017) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Muppets today revealed the first details about The Muppets' first-ever full-length live show. The Muppets Take the Bowl is more than just a concert...more than just a performance...more than just a play on an iconic movie title...it's The Muppets as never seen before - live and in-person (ok, more like in-frog, in-bear, in-pig...etc.), with full orchestra, on stage at the iconic Hollywood Bowl.
Fans will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Sam Eagle, Pepé the King Prawn, beloved hecklers Statler and Waldorf, and some Muppets who have not been seen since their appearances on The Muppet Show over 35 years ago, along with conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special celebrity guests, for this once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable event!
Overflowing with original music, classic Muppet songs, dancing, a singing-diva pig, fan-favorite sketches and parodies, boomerang fish and heaven knows what else, The Muppets Take the Bowl invites audiences of all ages to join the entire Muppet cast in a sensational, inspirational, celebrational journey from extremely humble beginnings to extraordinary Hollywood stardom.
Highlights of the show include the fabulous Miss Piggy in a show-stopping musical performance; Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal rocking the Bowl; debuts of all-new original chapters of Pigs in Space, Veterinarian's Hospital and Muppet Labs; and many more extraordinary surprises, including a spectacular fireworks finale, kicked-off by Crazy Harry.
"This will be moi's greatest performance ever, and I guarantee that all of you who are there at the Hollywood Bowl will rave and brag about it for the rest of your lives. And those who are not there, will have to lie about being there. So, don't lie, be there and experience moi in person," said Miss Piggy.
The curtain will rise for their first show on Friday, September 8, at 8:00 p.m., followed by encore performances on Saturday, September 9, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Miss Piggy's announcement of her Hollywood Bowl debut can be viewed here.
Here's what everyone's favorite old hecklers Statler and Waldorf, who already have their Hollywood Bowl seats, have to say about it...
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About The Muppets
For over 60 years, the Muppets have entertained audiences of all ages with their unique blend of heart and humor. The creation of the late visionary Jim Henson, the Muppets are among the world's most recognized and beloved characters. Since joining The Walt Disney Company in 2004, the Muppets have starred in award-winning feature films, television specials and movies, music videos and music festivals. In addition, they have made hundreds of high-profile appearances and are featured in a wide array of Muppet merchandise.
About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com
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