Posted Fri Jun 3, 2016 at 04:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming kids show will celebrate the performing arts with Julie Andrews... and puppets!
Netflix has announced its newest original series, 'Julie's Greenroom.' The preschool show is being produced by The Jim Henson Company and will star award winning actress Julie Andrews.
"It’s been an incredible treat to work with Julie on this project," said Andy Yeatman, Director of Global Kids Content at Netflix. "This show is all about awakening children's interest in the performing arts while introducing a new era of puppets to the viewers."
Andrews, who created the series with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman-Rofė, will executive produce and star as Ms. Julie - the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts in which she teaches performing arts workshops in the theatre and its "Greenroom." Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the "Greenies," played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer. Over the course of the season, with Ms. Julie's guidance and inspiration from the visiting guest artists, the kids create an entirely original new show, that is a mashup of all the performing arts including mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and more.
Check out the announcement trailer below!
The show will consist of thirteen 30 minute episodes set to debut globally through Netflix in early 2017. Every episode will include a special guest star who expands upon a specific aspect of the performing arts. Announced guest starts include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp.
"The best of the best have joined together to bring Julie's Greenroom to Netflix," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "Our award-winning director, Tony-nominated puppeteers, Broadway composer, and accomplished guest artists, led by the incomparable Julie Andrews, together will inspire kids to explore, appreciate and celebrate all forms of performing arts."
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