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“John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean” Is a Glow-in-the-Dark Puppet Musical from the Creator of “Avenue Q”

"John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean" plays The Carolina Theatre at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15th

"John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean" plays The Carolina Theatre at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15th

The Carolina Theatre will present John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, a new black-light puppet musical from the creator of Avenue Q (2003), at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15th in 1,016-seat Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, NC.

According to the ImaginOcean website:

“Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia starred in the acclaimed musical Avenue Q, appeared on Broadway in Shrek The Musical [2008], and in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast [1994], and created and starred in The Playhouse Disney series ‘Johnny and the Sprites.’ Now, he has grown some creative gills as well, with the production of John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean.

“A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel [are] three best friends who just happen to be fish; and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.

“Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.”

The Carolina Theatre presents JOHN TARTAGLIA’S IMAGINOCEAN at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15th in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan, St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $22-$26.15 (including fees).


Carolina Theatre Box Office: 888/241-8162, 919/560-3030, or

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000 or








The Musical: (official website).


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