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The Great Muppet Caper on The Big Screen This Summer!

Jim Henson’s very own Muppets hit the big screen at  State Theatre New Jersey on July 31 in the action-packed comedy, The Great Muppet Caper! And by action-packed, we mean ACTION-PACKED! This is not your everyday Sesame Street episode, folks. The muppets get themselves into quite the plot in this one!

When investigative reporters Kermit the Frog and Fozzie flop on a hot story, they somehow convince their newspaper editor to send them to London to personally interview famed fashion designer and victim of jewelry theft, Lady Holiday. The stakes are high and the budget is low. With only $12 in hand, Kermit and Fozzie rise to the challenge to solve the crime mystery and make a name for themselves. Kermit and Fozzie go through hilarious feats to get the job done!

From sneaking into airplane baggage (and getting caught), to getting stranded at a sketchy hotel, Kermit and Fozzie are determined to get to London. A published story awaits! When they arrive, desperate and low on cash, they are forced to stay the night at the questionable Happiness Hotel, where they meet a myriad of interesting characters including Gonzo, Dr. Teeth, Crazy Harry, Camilla the Chicken, and Rizzo the Rat!  The next morning, Kermit and Fozzie’s mission begins! They find Lady Holiday’s office and go in to speak with her, only to mistaken the charming receptionist Miss Piggy as Lady Holiday. Miss Piggy is flattered and plays along. She asks Kermit out to dinner and the fun begins!

For dinner, Kermit and Miss Piggy go to an upscale nightclub, and ironically bump into Lady Holiday herself! Lady Holiday is the center of attention when she discovers that she has been robbed yet again. This time her precious necklace is stolen right off her neck. Miss Piggy’s facade immediately falls apart as Kermit discovers the truth, and Miss Piggy flees the scene out of fear and embarrassment. Which leaves Nicky, the thief, with the perfect opportunity to frame Miss Piggy as the robber!

Leave it up to Miss Piggy to get caught up in a muddy situation! Luckily, Gonzo overhears the real thief Nicky and his accomplices talking about the crime, and their plans to steal Lady Holiday’s most valuable jewel: The Fabulous Baseball Diamond! He immediately fills Kermit in on the news. Arrested and in jail, Miss Piggy is devastated. And on a larger mission than anticipated, Kermit and Fozzie ban together with Gonzo to catch the real thieves, and clean the dirt off of Miss Piggy’s good name.

The Great Muppet Caper takes over the big screen for a limited time on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:30am and 7pm. Enjoy this family-friendly classic at the historic State Theatre New Jersey.

By Mariam Ishak

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