Ajijaak on Turtle Island

  • 136 4th Avenue
  • Baraboo, 53913
  • Phone: 608-356-8864

Broadway comes to Baraboo as visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of Native American performers to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must make her first migration alone.

Only two public performances will be held in Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, and Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic 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. Bringing together theatrical spectacle and traditional performance, Ajijaak on Turtle Island will inspire you! This breathtaking production is the latest to be produced by Heather Henson’s (daughter of Jim Henson) IBEX Puppetry, and is co-directed by Henson and the multi-award winning Ty Defoe originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Written by Ty Defoe, with lyrics by Defoe and Dawn Avery, music by Avery & Larry Mitchell, Kevin Tarrant, and Defoe, and based on original storyboards written & drawn by Henson. Ticket on sale now! 

  • Times: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets are $55 and $75 for main floor seats. Full boxes also are available and include a private reception, with a meet-and-greet following the performance.