The Toymaker


Scenic Designer: Anita LaScala; Costume Designer: Katie Irish; Lighting Designer: Al Crawford
Lawrence Edelson, Director and Choreographer
World Premiere - New York Musical Theatre Festival Off-Broadway - 2009

“An intricate and beautiful story… under the direction of Lawrence Edelson, the two plots are woven seamlessly together, preserving boundaries for clarity’s sake and at times intersecting to hit the audience with emotion poignancy and relevance.”

- Backstage (Critic’s Pick)

“The past and present stories parallel one another, and it is only towards the end of the second act when all the pieces fall into place that you understand how everything so beautifully connects. It is a complicated and extremely long emotional journey. But worth it. The production is wonderful. The director, Lawrence Edelson, has chosen to portray many of the scenes using his actors as life sized marionettes. It is visually striking…The New York Musical Festival must be applauded for giving the opportunity for serious musicals like this to be seen.”

- Oscar Moore

”There are some gorgeous moment in The ToyMaker. Putnam’s music is often lovely, and best of all is (Edelson’s) wonderful theatrical use of jerky human marionettes.”

- Curtain Up