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.
Ticket buyers will be invited to a free pre-show Open Technical Rehearsal for a peek behind the scenes.
The Liar Show
Seek Truth. Get A T-Shirt.
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. $25
A WNBC TV/TIME OUT NY “BEST BET!”Four of New York’s fastest talkers tell stories that will make you laugh, make you think, or just make you glad you’re not them. But listen carefully because only three of these basically honest people are telling the truth. Uncover the phony in an audience interrogation and win a t-shirt! Featuring host Andy Christie (The Moth Radio Hour), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, Time Out New York Highly Recommended Favorite), Faye Lane (MAC Award-winner), and James Braly (“Life In A Marital Institution,” Two-Time Moth Grand Slam Champion).
Angelina Ballerina The Musical
Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. $12
Angelina And her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a famous visitor is coming to Camembert Academy! Angelina And her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern, the Irish jig and, of course, ballet. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®, ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MUSICAL is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.
Tickets prices vary and are noted above. Multi-Show Discounts are available.
Tickets are now on sale, and available as follows:
In Person: On Stage at Kingsborough box office, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY. There is ample, free parking on the campus.
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
By Phone: (718) 368-5596
DIRECTIONS: By Car: AMPLE, FREE PARKING is available and we are just minutes from Exit 8 off the Belt Parkway. By Bus: Take the B1 or B49 bus straight to our gates. By Subway: Take the B, Q, F, D, or N and transfer to the B1 bus for a short ride to our gates.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
On Stage At Kingsborough brings artistically and culturally diverse, multi-disciplinary performances from masters of the form to the varied communities within and surrounding the college. We strive to create an environment where the arts are an accessible and integral part of life, and the Arts Center is a community gathering place for interaction and inspiration. We offer performances in theatre, dance, literature, and music, as well as family shows. Our schooltime shows welcome classes from local public
and private schools, a majority of which serves economically-disadvantaged or special needs populations. The 2011-2012 season reflects our commitment to present world-class artists in music, dance, theatre, and family shows in exclusive Brooklyn engagements. The season of classic and classical performing arts offers performances by companies who set the standard in their field at prices that are a fraction of what audiences would pay elsewhere.
Kingsborough Community College Founded in 1963, Kingsborough Community College, a college of the City University of New York (CUNY), has provided half a million students with liberal arts, applied science, and career education. Our 70-acre waterfront campus is on Manhattan Beach, at the extreme southern end of Brooklyn. The college's mission is to respond to the educational, cultural, and economic needs of our students and our community.