ANGELINA BALLERINA Comes to Mamaroneck, 2/16; Holabird Does Book Signing 2/9

Angelina Ballerina is dancing into Mamaroneck! In anticipation of the off-Broadway hit, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, which comes to Mamaroneck on February 16 & 17, bestselling author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series, Katharine Holabird, will be doing a reading and signing books on Saturday February 9.

Holabird will be at Anderson's Book Shop in Larchmont at 1pm at and at the Mamaroneck Library at 3 pm. Attendees of the book reading will have a chance to win tickets to the musical stage show at both locations, as well as enjoy a short performance by ballerinas from local dance studio, Studio B Dance Center in Eastchester, NY. Studio B is an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy studio, with beginner ballet classes based on the Angelina Ballerina books.

Katharine Holabird began writing children's books in 1982 and published Angelina Ballerina with English illustrator Helen Craig in 1983. The Angelina storybooks relate to childhood themes such as friendship, jealousy, loyalty and dedication. The 24 books have inspired an animated series as well as more than 30 Home Entertainment titles.

· Angelina Ballerina Story Time & Book Signing With Katharine Holabird
Saturday, February 9, 2013
1PM @ Anderson's Book Shop, 96 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont, NY
3PM @ The Mamaroneck Library,136 Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck, NY

· Angelina Ballerina The Musical
Saturday & Sunday February 16 & 17, 2013 @ 11:00am and 1:30PM
The Emelin Theatre
Tickets are $13/person. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at:
Box Office: 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, call (914) 698-0098
or visit

In Angelina Ballerina The Musical, Angelina And her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina And her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. 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.

This production of Angelina Ballerina The Musical is part of Vital Theatre's 2012-2013 touring season of children's theatre, which brings characters kids know and love across the country in award-winning, hit theatrical productions. Vital Theatre Company is an award winning Off-Broadway company that has been producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences in New York for over 13 years. Now these same beloved productions are touring the country. For more information, visit

The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York, and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County. Its mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, produces its own theater performances, and attracts diverse audiences throughout Westchester County and beyond. Due to its strategic location in central Westchester, the Emelin also attracts theatergoers from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.

The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy is national dance program hosted by local dance studios and is inspired by the CG-animated series airing on PBS and Sprout, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps. Targeted at children ages three to six years old, the program teaches beginner ballet at two levels. For information on taking classes with the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy at Studio B, visit

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