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Monday, February 17
See original costumes, set models, and archival video from shows created Harold “Hal” Prince including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera. Borrowing from the aesthetic of immersive theatre, visitors to can pick up, examine, and interact with reproductions of documents and objects. Facsimiles of the paperwork for Pajama Game and Damn Yankees will be scattered over a recreation of Prince’s desk. Digital replicas of stage manager Ruth Mitchell’s scripts will be linked to thousands of never-before-seen photographs…
Friday, February 28
Enter an undulating installation of 88 LED columns to find a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier piano that interprets Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko's hit “Triggered” through a cutting edge 360° spatialized sound system, immersing visitors in continuous waves of light and sound.Special holiday hot chocolate available in the cafe.
Join an extraordinary ensemble of dancers, drummers and musicians on a journey from West Africa to Washington, D.C. revealing the hidden histories and resounding rhythms that transformed America, from hambone to hip-hop. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people. New percussive art forms took root and made way for tap, beatboxing and the African American tradition of stepping. Recommended for ages 7+
Saturday, February 29
A bilingual musical of the classic fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to reach her dreams. With a little bit of magic (not to mention that she is the best tango dancer in the kingdom), she discovers her self-esteem and Prince Charming. Great for both English and Spanish speakers
At 10 am, enjoy Vered's funny and poignant songs with upbeat melodies, and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band.. At 11 am, join Sammie and Tudie for a magic and zany, side-splitting comedy for the whole family to enjoy. Part of a weekly series in Hudson Eats (with lots of yummy options) in Brookfield Place.
In a charming puppet show from the creators of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam but runs out of sugar, so he goes next door to borrow a cup from his neighbor, Mr Curry. Mr Curry, however, is in a panic because he is expecting a visitor; so Paddington volunteers to help him with his chores. Unfortunately for Paddington, his good intentions end up leading to chaos. Performances at 10 am, 12 pm & 2…
See new animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film for ages 3-18 from across the globe. Choose from over 150 films from 30 different countries at theaters around Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. See website for schedule. Highlights include short films for ages 3-6, Disneynature’s documentaries Dolphin Reef and Elephant, the first-ever anime film released in the US and Shaun the Sheep’s latest feature adventure. Cebues nicldue SVA (Chelsea), IFC Center (West Village), Scandinavia House (38th Street & Park), Museum of…
In a new musical for young audiences based on Chelsea Clinton’s best-selling book, fourth-grader Naomi’s field trip to a Women’s History Museum turns into a time travel adventure where she encounters inspirational women overcoming barriers and making waves. Presented by the acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company. Recommended for children 5+ but kids of all ages welcome.
Based on the “Pete the Cat” series of books by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, in this performance, Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, and the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. The minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. Jimmy and Pete go on an adventure,…
Tchaikovsky’s captivating score sets the mood for James Sutton’s 1-hour version of Sleeping Beauty. Set in a magical fairy kingdom beneath the roots of a great tree, this beloved classic, filled with magic and poetry, tells the enchanting tale of Princess Aurora from her fateful birth to her triumphant wedding. Great first ballet for young kids. Saturday & Sunday 11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm
Vital Theatre Company presents a cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious, about a pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors.
See three beloved stories by Eric Carle, retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon…
Groove to Grammy Award winner Lucy Kalantari's jazz age inspired music for families. One of our favorite acts for all ages.
Barbra Streisand directs and stars in this story of “a young Jewish woman in Eastern Europe at the turn of the century who must disguise herself as a boy in order to fulfill her dream and get an education. Isaac Bashevis Singer’s simple short story is handled with love and care by first-time director/producer/cowriter Streisand.
Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. Great first show with only 60 minute running time and casual atmosphere. Warning, front rows might get wet. Saturday 11 am, 2 pm & 4:30 pm, Sunday 12 & 3 pm, some weekdays. $20 (cash-only) lap seats for age 2 years & under available at the box office.
In a fun, interactive twist on traditional kids shows, the main attraction doesn't show up, so improvisor Peter Michael Marino (formerly the hilarious villain in Pip"s Island) makes one up on the spot and has the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? Lots, of course, in this zany, clever highly interactive unique experience.
In celebration of Black History Month, see classic television shows that celebrate the black and African-American experience on a big screen. Includes episodes of the The Proud Family, That’s So Raven, The Harlem Globetrotters animated cartoon, and a 1978 Sesame Street fantasia featuring Big Bird and Richard Pryor.
Join master dancer and percussionist Vado Diomande and Kotchegna Dance Company as they bring to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast through music and dance, performing in elaborate masks to the explosive percussion of a corps of brilliant drummers. Seating is limited; first come, first served.
Hear Broadway Rock for kids featuring singers and musicians direct from Broadway in a casual, interactive Rock & Roll Playhouse concert in happening, high-design Industry City (12:30 pm). Also make crafts with BRIC (12-3 pm), learn chess through storytelling with Chess at 3 (1-5 pm), jig to live Irish music (3-7 pm) and play in the Frying Pan Game Room. In Japan Village, see a beautiful display of Hinamatsuri dolls for Girl’s Day or Doll’s Day, a Japanese holiday celebrating the…
In the tradition of home theatricals held during her childhood, Jane Austen has prepared an entertainment for her family in which her siblings are to take part with her as performers. She expects to begin playing Mrs. Bennet (from Pride and Prejudice), to her brother James’s Mr. Bennet. But her family has played a trick on her: they have left Jane to tackle an unrehearsed solo performance. They provide her with a list of topics quizzing her on her life,…
See the story of the brave little tailor who kills seven flies with one blow. The little tailor is amazed at his heroic deed and wants the whole world to hear of it. He sews a belt that reads: “7 at one stroke”. With wit, cunning and a sense of humor, he conquers all before him, including giants, a unicorn, and a princess.
In this “kid’s guide to being a kid,” both children and adults alike will laugh along to comical numbers such as How to Torture Your Sister, How to Beg for a Dog, How to Understand Your Parents, How to Stay Home from School and many more. Additional performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm.
Learn about drumming traditions from around the world with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music– from djembe to vibraphone and drum set to tabla. Also at 3:30 pm.
See a quirky musical about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society –…