FEBRUARY 7 2018 Visionary Theater Troup Mummenschanz Promises to Dazzle, Delight Audiences at Walton Arts Center

Visionary Theater Troup Mummenschanz Promises to Dazzle, Delight Audiences at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 7, 2018 –Swiss-based theater troupe, Mummenschanz, is bringing a fun, quirky and inventive form of visual theater to Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm that incorporates puppets, bright costumes and acrobatics.

Tickets start at $10 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Mummenschanz has been delighting audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. The troupe creates a playful yet compelling experience for audiences of all ages through the inventive use of shadow, light and the creative manipulation of objects. Through a series of vignettes, they offer poignant and humorous insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

In you&me, Mummenschanz brings a completely new show to the stage that introduces new performers and brings to life the large-scale masks audiences have grown to love, while also reviving the troupe’s historic tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time.

With no dialogue or background music during their performances, they are known as musicians of silence because their soundtrack is the awe, joy and laughter that their audience experience. Mummenschanz had a successful three-year run on Broadway and have been featured on “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “3-2-1 Contact,” and “Northern Exposure.”

For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org. 

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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