Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam

Downtown had the pleasure of sharing Paddington with a sweet little girl named Gemma!

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Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam

 

Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam
Uncle Luigi & Gemma

Gemma is full of laughter, love and, like any 3-year-old little girl, she is full of wonder. When Downtown had the opportunity to view Paddington Gets in a Jam, playing in New York City, December 3, 2019 – March 8, 2020, many young and old lined up for these tickets. But we knew that Gemma would remember this experience for the rest of her life. So off Gemma and her mother went to see everyone’s beloved, literary character Paddington Bear.

 

Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam
Paddington Bear

In Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Gets in a Jam, Paddington is at home making his favorite marmalade jam, with the help of the Browns’ housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar. Paddington goes next door to borrow some sugar, where he finds his ever-grumpy neighbor, Mr. Curry, in a panic, as he is expecting an important visitor. Paddington graciously offers to help Mr. Curry get the house ready for the visit, but in typical Paddington fashion, his good intentions lead to hysterical chaos.

Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam
Padding Bear

“For over 60 years, readers have imagined what it would be like to meet Paddington, so our job is to ensure that Paddington is as ‘real’ as a marmalade-eating bear can be! This is a challenge in its own right. You won’t see puppeteers, which creates a daunting challenge in its own right, with choreography of the many, many props and puppeteer positions to enable the best puppet performance.

Our puppeteers are extremely talented miracle workers – it is an endurance test to hold your arms in the air for an hour, all the while crouched on a chair mounted on small wheels, saying your lines and picking up objects without looking.” https://theweekendjaunts.com/

Downtown asked Gemma what she thought of Paddington Bear and his Jam, and she said, “I really love Paddington, he tried to fix his Mommy’s vacuum. I want to take Paddington home.”

Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam
Padding Bear Union Square
While the Broadway theater district may feature the most shows per area in New York, Union Square offers an abundance of Off-Broadway shows. One of New York’s most versatile neighborhoods, Union Square is home to Classic Stage Company, Daryl Roth + DR2 Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, and the 14th Street Y’s theater.
Last year, more than 75,000 people attended Off-Broadway shows at Union Square. With a diverse range of performances for all ages and interests, the neighborhood hopes to attract even more attendees this year.
Paddington Arrives in New York and Gets in a Jam
Paddington Bear Union Square
With great confidence from our adorable roving reporter Gemma, we highly recommend that before Paddington leaves town for another city full of happy children, go online purchase tickets, and take everyone to watch one of society’s favorite bears come to life.
It’s the perfect way to introduce young ones to the theater.

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