Two performers in The Joshua Show

Singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets, this show will have you smiling from ear to ear!

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Add to Calendar 20220528 130000 20220529 170000 America/Vancouver The Joshua Show Singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets, this show will have you smiling from ear to ear! Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Avenue


Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Avenue

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“An unabashed “ambassador of joy,” Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets, and humans alike. Accompanied by the musician Jeb Colwell, he does this through physical comedy, oddball props, wry commentary, and tap-dancing.”  – New York Times

Sure, we suggest an age range, but this show is for everyone! Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. The Joshua Show could cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space. With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. Relax your smile muscles now, because The Joshua Show will have you smiling from ear to ear with contagious joy.

Two shows for ages 5-9:

And for before or after the show, Surrey Libraries has created special primary and intermediate reading lists for The Joshua Show!  Lift your spirits with these titles that celebrate the ups and downs of life and what makes each of us unique. 


These performances are part of Surrey SPARK Stages, a new series of year-round memory making performing arts experiences for kids and families that kicks off with a family weekend event. Join us for shows and activities all weekend for the whole family at the Surrey Arts Centre!


About the Performers

Joshua Holden is an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in New York City and was named one of "20 Theatre Workers You Should Know" by American Theatre Magazine. Joshua performed on the Broadway national tour of Avenue Q, was the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment) and garnered an Arts Impulse award as well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor in a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre). Joshua once worked with international street artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs, was the puppet wrangler for the off-Broadway company of Avenue Q and freelances for The Jim Henson Company as a fabricator and one of the puppet wranglers on Sesame Street!  A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

Jeb Colwell is a New York City based singer-songwriter. He was the frontman for Hector On Stilts, a pop-rock band whose music was featured on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters. Jeb writes, records, and performs with his band Colwell. While performing as the house band and co-writing for a People’s Improv Theatre sketch comedy team, Jeb directed the troupe in a video spoof of the Wham! classic "Last Christmas” (“four-and-a-half minutes of toe-curling hilarity” - Huffington Post). Along with Grammy Award winner Andres Levin, Jeb co-wrote, and performed the lead vocal, on Cuba En Mi Corazon, a recording produced for Up With People. Fun fact: Jeb’s grandfather was Academy Award winning actor, Anthony Quinn (from whom he derives the uncanny resemblance!).