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On Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 Season

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces Its Spring 2012 Season

On Stage at Kingsborough announces its Spring 2012 season at The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.

“The spring 2012 season offers outstanding world-class entertainment from Russian Ballet to fast-talking storytellers, Grammy Award-winners, and even a mouse in toe shoes” stated Anna Becker, Executive Director of On Stage at Kingsborough.

RIOULT’s Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions

Saturday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. FREE

RIOULT, the world-famous modern dance company, performs with Brooklyn elementary and middle schools dancers selected by audition in “Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions,” about a young boy’s forbidden desire to dance, the gift of imagination, and the transforming power of love. Whimsical sets, costumes, and dramatic lighting create the environment through which the boy, his father, and the audience make their magical and touching journey. This is a free event and reservations are not required.

Grammy Award-Winner Billy Stritch Sings The Mel Tormé Songbook

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. $25

"Billy Stritch sings the Mel Tormé Songbook" is a tribute to one of the legendary jazz singers of all time, Mel Tormé, and features some of Tormé's greatest arrangements, including "Too Close For Comfort”, "Lulu's Back In Town”, and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square." Billy, backed by bass and drums, also swings his way through Mel's great hit songs including "Blue Moon" and "Mountain Greenery" in what Stephen Holden of The New York Times called "a loving tribute from one singer to another!"

Stars of the Russian Ballet

Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. $30

Ballet stars trained in the rigorous and exacting classical technique of the official ballet academies of the Mariinsky Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet perform the great “show-off” ballets from “Don Quixote,” “Le Corsaire,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” and other great works.

Paper Bag Players’ LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH!

Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. $12

The Paper Bag Players’ brand new show includes the tale of the Dandy Do-Everything-Dynamo, a tiny paper bag dragon, a dancing broom, a super-hero, and much more! Meet the cast in the lobby after the performance!

All Wear Bowlers

Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. $25

DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINEE – UNIQUE THEATRE EXPERIENCE! In this hilarious show that was a long-running off-Broadway hit, two silent film starts literally fall off the screen and find themselves trapped in a haunted theatre where hard-boiled eggs play tricks on them and gravity refuses to behave. Rene Magritte, Samuel Beckett, and Laurel & Hardy collide in this side-splitting comedy that melds remarkable physical comedy with stage magic and vaudevillian patter.

Paul Taylor’s Taylor 2

Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. $25

Legendary Choreographer Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world. With all the artistry of his world-renowned choreography – representing a wide range of athleticism, humor, and emotion – this dynamic and accomplished company will perform a broad spectrum of Taylor’s masterworks.

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