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From the Earth to the Moon
BAM Fisher
4/8/2015-4/12/2015

The Music Man Jr.
Irvington Town Hall Theater
4/25/2015-4/26/2015

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Stage Disney's ALADDIN JR., 4/10-12 & 18 Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Stage Disney's ALADDIN JR., 4/10-12 & 18
March 26, 2015

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 90th MainStage Season with DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR., April 10-12 and 18, 2015 at the Taft Theatre. (more...)


Pushcart Players Bring 'RED RIDING HOOD' to College of Staten Island Today Pushcart Players Bring 'RED RIDING HOOD' to College of Staten Island Today
March 25, 2015

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Tony nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents 'Red Riding Hood and Other Stories (Once Upon A Time)' at Center for the Arts on College of Staten Island today, March 25 at 10:00 & 11:30 am. (more...)


Enchantment Theatre Company's THE ADVENTURES OF HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON to Play Merriam Theater, 4/12 Enchantment Theatre Company's THE ADVENTURES OF HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON to Play Merriam Theater, 4/12
March 17, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to welcome the Enchantment Theatre Company's production of The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon to the Merriam Theater on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. (more...)


BWW JR: Shows Announced for the 2015 NY CHILDREN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL BWW JR: Shows Announced for the 2015 NY CHILDREN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL
March 13, 2015

The New York Children's Theatre Festival has announced the shows selected for its fourth season. The four productions are The Sock Who Lost His Mate; Sue Ology & the Case of the Possibly Haunted House; Help Save the Monkey!; and The Meanest Birthday Girl. (more...)


Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! Coming to NJPAC, 4/12 Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! Coming to NJPAC, 4/12
March 12, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live taking preschoolers on a interactive trip back in time with prehistoric friends. An exciting musical story Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:00 and 4:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY, 3/17 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY, 3/17
March 10, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its Target Storybook Series with Dallas Children's Theater's production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2pm. (more...)


Quebec's Flip FabriQue to Bring CATCH ME! to the New Victory Theater, 3/28-4/19 Quebec's Flip FabriQue to Bring CATCH ME! to the New Victory Theater, 3/28-4/19
March 04, 2015

The wild, witty and wonderful Catch Me! (Attrape-moi) features the six young talents of Flip FabriQue, an up-and-coming troupe from Quebec City, Canada, whose members have performed with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, 7 Fingers and more. (more...)


PINOCCHIO to Play New Victory Theater, 3/12-22 PINOCCHIO to Play New Victory Theater, 3/12-22
February 19, 2015

While 'Mad March' kicks into life in Adelaide, Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company's award-winning co-production, Pinocchio, is packing its bags for New York; bringing the wooden boy back to life for a US premiere season. (more...)


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE!, 4/26 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE!, 4/26
February 11, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its Target Storybook Series with Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE! - Buddy's Big Adventure on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm and 3pm. Recommended for ages three and up, the popular Emmy Award nominated PBS KIDS series comes to life for this interactive 'pre-hysterical' musical. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present 'THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR,' 4/19 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present 'THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR,' 4/19
February 10, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its Target Storybook Series with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2pm. Recommended for ages three and up, this triple-bill includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)


GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW Enters Ninth Year in New York GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW Enters Ninth Year in New York
February 03, 2015

Now beginning its 9th 'unbubblievable' year, GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, is proving to be unPopable! A New York City MUST SEE, the GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, will celebrate its 9th year on February 15th, its 3150th performance, at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (more...)


Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC
January 15, 2015

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's author Lisa Loeb will be in New York City for the March 21st opening of Camp Kappawanna at Atlantic Theater Company, and to perform a benefit concert for Michael's Fund at BB King's on March 28th. Loeb will also appear at Vision Expo, an eyewear trade show, presenting new styles in her Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection. (more...)


Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC
January 15, 2015

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's author Lisa Loeb will be in New York City for the March 21st opening of Camp Kappawanna at Atlantic Theater Company, and to perform a benefit concert for Michael's Fund at BB King's on March 28th. Loeb will also appear at Vision Expo, an eyewear trade show, presenting new styles in her Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection. (more...)


Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC
January 15, 2015

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's author Lisa Loeb will be in New York City for the March 21st opening of Camp Kappawanna at Atlantic Theater Company, and to perform a benefit concert for Michael's Fund at BB King's on March 28th. Loeb will also appear at Vision Expo, an eyewear trade show, presenting new styles in her Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection. (more...)


Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC
January 15, 2015

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's author Lisa Loeb will be in New York City for the March 21st opening of Camp Kappawanna at Atlantic Theater Company, and to perform a benefit concert for Michael's Fund at BB King's on March 28th. Loeb will also appear at Vision Expo, an eyewear trade show, presenting new styles in her Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection. (more...)


Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC Lisa Loeb to Appear at March Opening of Atlantic's Camp Kappawanna in NYC
January 15, 2015

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and children's author Lisa Loeb will be in New York City for the March 21st opening of Camp Kappawanna at Atlantic Theater Company, and to perform a benefit concert for Michael's Fund at BB King's on March 28th. Loeb will also appear at Vision Expo, an eyewear trade show, presenting new styles in her Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection. (more...)


RAPUNZARELLA WHITE Begins 1/24 at 13th Street Repertory Theater RAPUNZARELLA WHITE Begins 1/24 at 13th Street Repertory Theater
January 12, 2015

Following a successful run in The Midtown Children's Musical Theater Festival, RAPUNZARELLA WHITE will re-open at 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 West 13th St. between 5th & 6th Ave) beginning Saturday, January 24th and will run Saturdays at 11am and 1pm through May 9th, 2015. Written by June Rachelson-Ospa (Triangle, currently at 13th St. Rep) and Daniel Neiden (Tempest-The Musical at Cherry Lane Theater). RAPUNZARELLA WHITE is directed by Neiden and is presented by Bozomoon Productions. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting ?www.13thstreetrep.org or calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101. (more...)


BWW Jr: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU BWW Jr: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
December 22, 2014

There's something refreshing about bringing your family to see Broadway shows that inherently and organically appeal to modern day kids. Not that I'm not a huge supporter of bringing your kids to see ALADDIN or LION KING! It's natural to reserve our precious ticket-buying dollars for musicals that are designed for families, and any junior Broadway fan would be lucky to enjoy those kinds of shows. But rarely do parents have an opportunity to bring their kids to a classic American comedy that brings to the stage a bit of theatrical history and a story that can entertain kids and parents alike without pandering to the family market. (more...)


Complicite to Stage U.S. Premiere of LIONBOY at The New Victory Theater Complicite to Stage U.S. Premiere of LIONBOY at The New Victory Theater
December 17, 2014

The Olivier Award-winning Complicite brings the U.S. premiere of Lionboy - the first family production in the company's 31-year history - to The New Victory Theater from January 23 - February 1, 2015. Based on Zizou Corder's bestselling fantasy trilogy for young adults, Lionboy uses inventive storytelling, shadow puppetry, physical theater and aerial acrobatics to tell this dystopian tale. (more...)


BWW JR: NYC Children's Theatre Announces New Season and New Name BWW JR: NYC Children's Theatre Announces New Season and New Name
October 22, 2014

The critically acclaimed family theater Making Books Sing has a new name New York City elected officials Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, WPIX's Emmy-award winning 'Morning News' host Sukanya Krishnan and other esteemed friends and supporters attended a press reception where New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) announced their new name and 2014-15 season on Tuesday, October 21st at the Vineyard Theater. (more...)


BWW JR: A New Weekend Series from Theatreworks USA! BWW JR: A New Weekend Series from Theatreworks USA!
October 22, 2014

One of my son's favorite children's book series is "Fly Guy" by Tedd Arnold. So when we heard that Theatreworks, one of New York's preeminent family theatre companies, was presenting a musical version of "Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl", we knew we had to check it out! Our favorite, buzzing hero's tale was part of a new musical revue based on favorite children's books. The show kicked off a new weekend performance series at the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, and if "Fly Guy" was any indication, the rest of the series is sure to be a hit. (more...)


BWW JR: Laurie Berkner's The Music In Me Classes BWW JR: Laurie Berkner's The Music In Me Classes
September 08, 2014

Families who love children's music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will soon have the chance to take their children to classes based on her music and guided by her educational philosophy. Laurie Berkner's The Music in Me will launch at four Manhattan locations, beginning in September. Laurie Berkner's The Music in Me is a 'Me and My Grownup' style program designed by Laurie Berkner. All classes will be taught by teachers personally trained by Laurie. (more...)


BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause
July 29, 2014

Attention Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Fans! Cabaret for a Cause will present a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters. (more...)


BWW JR: Laurie Berkner Featured in Making Books Sing New Season BWW JR: Laurie Berkner Featured in Making Books Sing New Season
July 15, 2014

The critically acclaimed Making Books Sing will premiere two new musicals for family audiences in the 2014-2015 season. The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess and The Beautiful Game come on the heels of last season's hit shows Ballerina Swan and Dear Albert Einstein (Off-Broadway Alliance Award nomination). (more...)


BWW Jr: Autism Friendly Performances at NYMF BWW Jr: Autism Friendly Performances at NYMF
July 01, 2014

This month, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is teaming up wiht the Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) to launch its first ever autism friendly series for kids. The shows will be performed in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production may be made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or light cues. The theatre lobby will have a quiet/activity area, staffed with autism specialists, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance. Social narratives and pictures of the theares and productions designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD will be available for download in advance of the performances. (more...)


Erin Leigh Peck Erin Leigh Peck is a New York based actor, writer and mother. She has performed on and off Broadway, in regional theatre and on tour, in films and on television. She most recently appeared Off-Broadway in The Toxic Avenger Musical and can often be seen on television in various commercials. Erin's play Marjorie Gold is a contemporary 'dramedy' about pregnancy, parenthood and postpartum. She is the proud and busy mother of two extremely awesome kids. Please visit her web site, www.ErinLeighPeck.com.