A Christmas Carol Brought to Life by Handcrafted Marionettes

For Immediate Release
December 9, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; alison@lakeplacidarts.org; 518.523.2512 ext. 1002

A Christmas Carol Brought to Life by Handcrafted Marionettes

Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to present A Christmas Carol by The Puppet People on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at the LPCA Box Office by calling 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

Families from around the region are invited to witness The Puppet People's A Christmas Carol, a fantastical production that brings the holiday classic to life with handcrafted marionettes. A Christmas Carol is the sixth show created by the company, a two-person team who build all of their own puppets, scenery, costumes and props.

Beyond the beautifully vivid sets and the clever puppet-versions of ghosts and humans alike, this production shares an uplifting message. Co-founder and performer Michelle Smith-Carrigan shared that one of the reasons they chose to produce A Christmas Carol is because "The story itself is just so magical and so timeless, with such a wonderful universal message that still rings true today."

Local students will have a chance to see The Puppet People in two morning performances designed exclusively for school groups and are invited to return for an encore at the evening performance for the public.

Audience members are also welcome to take advantage of the LPCA's Arts for All program, which provides $5 tickets to EBT cardholders. More information about how to order tickets through Arts for All can be found on the website at www.lakeplacidarts.org/arts-all.

About The Puppet People
For over 20 years Mark Carrigan and Michelle Smith-Carrigan have been performing, teaching and inspiring children with the ancient art of puppetry. As writer, producer, director, designer, puppet creator, voice talent and master puppeteers, Mark and Michelle have learned to develop their many skills into one of New York's premiere Entertainment Companies. Since 1994 The Puppet People have performed in over 3000 shows and have delighted audiences young and old. With 13 different shows to choose from, Mark and Michelle have tried to reintroduce children's classic tales into our hectic modern world. Each show is carefully hand crafted and designed, taking almost a year to create. The Puppet People are known for incorporating many styles of puppetry into their performances, which makes each show distinctly different. The Carrigans have performed throughout the country, their travels taking them to countless schools, theaters, festivals, libraries, museums, community centers and churches.

About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.


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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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