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“The Muppets Take Manhattan” at The Varsity
August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $7
Jim Henson’s Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting. (1984) Rated G
The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30.
- The Varsity
418 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
- The Varsity