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Jazz Puppet Show at the Harlem School of the Arts

Clark Terry

Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director), who brought to the stage the successful, seven-season run of the children’s show Maya the Bee, has announced a special, six-performance run of the acclaimed children’s jazz puppet show The Cat Who Went to Heaven at The Harlem School of the Arts Theater (647 St. Nicholas Avenue @141st Street). Directed by Will Pomerantz, with music and lyrics by Nancy Harrow, this show is based on the 1931 Newbery Award-winning children’s book by Elizabeth Coatsworth. Performances begin Wednesday, May 13. There is a suggested donation of $10.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven features notable instrumentalists Clark Terry, Kenny Barron, Frank Wess and the voice of Grady Tate. The tale is about the intertwined fates of a struggling Japanese artist, his housekeeper, a Buddhist priest from the local temple and an inspirational cat named Good Fortune.

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