ABOUT THE SHOW: PUFFS
OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC
POTTERphiles unite! This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be. A play by Matt Cox. Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play. Rated PG-13 for adult language and innuendo.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
March 3 – 12, 2023: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm.
Presenting Sponsor: HOWDesignWorks
AUDITION FOR PUFFS
Auditions for Puffs took place in January 2023. This production has been cast.
MEET THE CAST
CLICK HERE for the cast list.
MEET THE PRODUCTION STAFF
CLICK HERE for the production staff announcement.
BEHIND THE SCENES
CLICK HERE take a look at how Puffs is brought to life at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Related programs may be announced as the production draws closer.
ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
We believe that all people should experience the thrill, excitement, and storytelling of live theatre. CLICK HERE to see a variety of accessible programs and services based on the needs of our community. For Puffs, we’ll offer an Audio Descriptive Performance, Low Sensory Night Performance, and a Pay What You Can Preview Performance.
Once the show has opened, you can CLICK HERE to access the show’s Digital Playbill. Why digital and not printed? This decision had many factors that went into it including the reduction of our paper footprint in an effort to be more climate-conscious as well as budgetary restrictions coming out of the pandemic. Digital Playbills remain archived long-term and can be accessed HERE.
MEDIA AND MARKETING
From promotional and production video trailers to local television and radio spots, you’ll find it all here. For media requests, contact Noddea Skidmore, Marketing and Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for WXMI FOX17 Morning Mix Interview