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Treehouse Shakers Present HATCHED in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Beg. Today

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Treehouse Shakers Present HATCHED in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Beg. Today

Hatched, written and directed by Mara McEwin, is the original performance of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world.

Told to the youngest of audience members 0-6, it is a first introduction into the theatre, while incorporating both the museum and farm. Performed through movement, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst an American family farm. The chick is met by a feisty old rooster, a wobbly calf learning to walk, a gaggle of dancing chicks, a lamb, and a noisy nest of baby birds.

Intimately staged, young audience members are encouraged to interact with the newborn animals as they explore their worlds. Through movement and music, the calf learns to walk, the baby birds attempt to fly, and the lamb makes a new friend with the curious hatched chick. Audience members interact and play with the characters on stage; they give the chicks their feed, milk bottles to the lamb, are licked by the cow, and feed worms to the baby birds. Babies in the audience will be enticed by the animal sounds and textures, while toddlers will love watching and imitating their favorite farm animals as they come to life. Preschoolers will delight in learning about life on the farm and older kids will be entertained by the delightful storytelling, live music and dance. Hatched is a beautiful tale, told through exquisite visuals, music, and the exploration of baby animals on the farm. Fantastic for the whole family!

The Treehouse Shakers present HATCHED today and tomorrow May 1 & 2 at 11 am at The Ailey Citigroup Studio Theater 405 W. 55th St., Corner of 9th Ave., NYC 10019. Transportation: A, B, C, D, 1 to Columbus Circle, Or N, Q, R to 57th St. And May 8 & 10 at 11 am at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hillman Studio, Located in the BAM Fisher Building, 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Transportation: B, D, N Q, R, 2, 3, 4 or 5 train Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center. All Tickets: $20, Call for Group and Student Rates. Reservations, Tix & Info: (212) 715-1914 www.treehouseshakers.com.

Creative Team: Written By: Mara McEwin; Performers: Miranda Wilson, Trey Mitchell, Katie Montoya; Live Music By: Anthony Rizzo; Puppets By: Patti Gilstrap; Scenic Design By:Lauren Rockman; and Lighting By: Dan Ozminkowski.

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