Caroll Spinney Northampton

February 12, 2016: Caroll Spinney in Northampton, Massachusetts

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Caroll Spinney NorthamptonContinuing on his promotional tour for his documentary “I am Big Bird”, Caroll Spinney and wife Debra are set to appear at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts.

On Friday, February 12th, a special film presentation of “I Am Big Bird” will be shown, followed by a Q&A session with Mr. and Mrs. Spinney and a very special guest answering questions about the film. According to the official website for the Academy of Music Theatre describes the presentation as:

“This heartwarming documentary chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. For over 4 decades, Caroll’s characters have been cherished by generations of children. At 81 years old, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of slowing down. I AM BIG BIRD features incredible footage of Spinney’s earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces Caroll’s journey from bullied child to celebrated performer. This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Spring 2016 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council. For more information please visit

Mr. Spinney is now in his 80’s and we are so fortunate to share an evening with him. Do not miss this opportunity to meet the real Big Bird in person!”

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Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 for general admission and $25 for premium reserved seating. They can also be purchased day of at the door for $17 general admission and $27 for premium reserved seating.

For more information call 413-584-9032 ext.105 or visiting to purchase tickets online.

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