THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP! Set for Kaye Playhouse This Weekend
To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for Lost In the Mall, That's Good, and A Perfect Picture. These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in "THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3 through 8.
"THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" focuses on a child's relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. The show is an hour of funny stories, zany characters, lively music, eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes--with lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun! Ted, Kathy, Kaitlin, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are on hand to create a "Bag-full" theatrical magic.
"THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" will be performed at Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue, NYC today, January 25, at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 pm Tickets; $30, $25, $15. Call the Box Office at 212-772-4448 or in person at the theater. For Groups/Birthday Parties call 212-353-2332.
And at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC on Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm. Tickets; $30, $25, $15. Buy online at symphonyspace.org or call the Box Office at 212-864-5400. For Groups/Birthday Parties call 212-353-2332.
The fun begins right when you enter the theater-center stage is a 20' Birthday Cake, blue icing, sprinkles, and candles---yum! It's a surprise party for Betty-and your invited. Shhhh! Here she comes. SURPRISE!! The surprises continue in the title piece. Kevin has an extraordinary case of the hiccups. Doctor Kathy comes up with the perfect cure with a little help from a dancing dinosaur. In the musical number, Dreams Come True, an ordinary pizza-delivery guy gets a chance to realize his dreams of being in show business. Throwing caution and his grandfather's edict--that the family business is pizza making-Kevin sings and dances his way to stardom! The merriment continues non-stop in the classic That's Good. Struggling student Kathy discovers not only the importance of being honest in school but also the importance of being courageous and helpful to others and being a very quick thinker. In A Day in the Jungle the audience joins Ted and Kevin on a musical safari that gets the audience ready for the thrilling finale. Kaitlin's puppy is lost! You join the company in the search-dancing, singing and drawing her puppy home!
"THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" was created and written by The Paper Bag Players: Ted Brackett (who also directs), Kathy D. Harrison, Kaitlin Stark, Kevin Richard Woodall, John Stone (who is also the composer), and Scenic Artist by Jon Peck.
The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple-and simply hilarious for fifty-five years. True to this theatrical tradition, "THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" is guaranteed to have children not only on The Edge of their seats but laughing, singing, and dancing in the aisles!