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Tickets available for Broadway in Baraboo to support cranes, youth

The theatrical spectacle "Ajijaak on Turtle Island" will be performed at the historic Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo next week.

Tickets are on sale now for the straight-from-New York City theatrical spectacle “Ajijaak on Turtle Island,” coming to Baraboo’s historic Al. Ringling Theatre.

This production is the latest to be produced by Heather Henson’s IBEX Puppetry, and is co-directed by Henson (the daughter of Muppets creator Jim Henson) and the multi-award-winning Ty Defoe, a Milwaukee native now living in New York City.

Only two public performances will be held in Wisconsin, on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Al. Ringling Theatre. Both performances benefit the Al. Ringling Theatre and the International Crane Foundation, who are partnering to bring this performance to Wisconsin.

Through puppetry, traditional dances, animations, and kites, “Ajijaak on Turtle Island” celebrates the richness of indigenous cultures and demonstrates the tender interconnectivity of all living things.

IBEX Puppetry is bringing this production to only four cities in the United States, including New York City, Chicago, Providence and Baraboo. While in Baraboo, the company will be offering two free matinee performances for area students.

Currently, more than 1,000 students are scheduled to attend these matinees, which means they are nearly sold out. Each ticket purchased for evening performances offsets costs for the student’s free tickets. More information about the performances is available savingcranes.org.