There is something about a puppet show that seems to resonate with the child in all of us. Regardless if you are seven or 70, live in a penthouse or a one bedroom walk up or are mother and father of 10 or singles looking to relive your childhood for just a brief moment, a puppet show equalizes all playing fields with smiles and laughter. And pure joy is what awaits anyone that spends 50 minutes in the undersea world that John Tartaglia creates.
John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean! is a delightful sub-aquatic excursion that brings the three dimensional world of the deep to life with a musical that is treat for children and adults. The main characters in this romp of currents and discovery are a fish named Dorsel, his sister Bubbles and their friend Tank. Through their quest for treasure these friends find more than money, they meet new friends and learn lifelong lessons.
The freshness of John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean! comes in the form of black-light, which makes the color puppets pop and become animated. The audience feels as if they are below the depths of the sea with the fishy friends and experience every laugh, song and dance in a much livelier way than other puppet productions. Filled with good music and good times, John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean! is one of off-Broadway’s best productions for a family. This show is smart, innovative and cool, I have no doubt it will continue to swim in a wave of success.