Music, dance, theater, and family performances celebrating the holidays
In the spirit of the season, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will present an array of music, dance, theater, and family performances celebrating the holidays and reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013 holiday schedule includes:
• Steve Solomon in My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays
• Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker
• An R&B Christmas featuring The Coasters, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Blue Magic, and Shirley Alston Reeves
• СНЕГУРОЧКА (The Snow Maiden)
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration
Steve Solomon in
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm
Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not with this dysfunctional family! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, master comedian Steve Solomon returns to Brooklyn to regale us with stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. Honest and hilarious, this one man tour-de-force yields an afternoon full of side-splitting laughter!
The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic. Recommended for ages four and up.
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An R&B Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8pm
Celebrate the holidays with this concert of chart-topping R&B artists as they perform their biggest hits, as well as some Christmas favorites! You’ll enjoy the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof”), The Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy”), Blue Magic featuring original lead singer Ted “Wizard” Mills (“Side Show”), and Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”).
Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine
СНЕГУРОЧКА (The Snow Maiden)
Presented in association with Anton Krylov
Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4pm
Enjoy this magical Christmas musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. Traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes create a winter wonderland in this delightful children’s extravaganza. Performed in Russian with English subtitles. Recommended for ages six and up.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s
Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3pm
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with this colorful performance that weaves the grace and splendor of traditional Chinese arts with the contemporary freedom of American modern dance. Recipient of China’s prestigious Golden Lotus Award, choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her company will take you on a visually delightful, culturally rich tour of this dynamic 3,000-year-old civilization.
Discounts available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups for most performances.
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs at affordable prices, embracing the diverse communities that define Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2013-2014 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; TD Bank; National Grid; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; the Herman Goldman Foundation; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2013-2014 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assemblywomen Rhoda Jacobs and Helene E. Weinstein, New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.