Diverse family-friendly theater and musical theater performances
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 59th season of diverse, family friendly theater and musical theater performances, including the Off-Broadway holiday hit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays, the acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats performing their theatrical spectacle Cirque Ziva, and five theater performances for children as part of Brooklyn Center’s Target Storybook Series.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-2014 Season includes:
• ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle
• Steve Solomon in My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays
• СНЕГУРОЧКА (The Snow Maiden)
• Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
• The Golden Dragon Acrobats in Cirque Ziva
• A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
• Sid the Science Kid – Live!
• American Family Theater’s The Wizard of Oz
ArtsPower National Touring Theater’s
The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2pm
Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower’s dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up.
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!
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.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm
Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. There’s no dessert for lunch, there’s lima beans for dinner, and worst of all, there’s kissing on television. It’s enough to make you want to move to Australia! Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by best-selling author Judith Viorst. A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3pm
Performed by the internationally-celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats, this fast-paced, technically-innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobatics, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries old art form.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s
A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2pm
The Little Caterpillar with the big appetite returns to Brooklyn! Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, this triple-bill brings to life three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; and Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me. A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up.
Sid the Science Kid – Live!
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2pm
In this new musical adventure based on the popular PBS Kids series, Sid and his friends set off on a day of scientific exploration, asking curious questions and discovering why things work the way they do. Full of audience participation, great music, and content based in national science learning standards, Sid the Science Kid – Live! will have your kids laughing and learning at the same time! A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up.
The Wizard of Oz
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm
American Family Theater, one of the nation’s leading producers of musicals for young audiences, presents everyone’s perennial favorite story about Dorothy’s adventures over the rainbow as she follows the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion towards the Emerald City and the mysterious Wizard who can help her get home. A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up.
Discounts available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show. For a complete listing of Brooklyn Center’s 2013-2014 season, visit www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
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.