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

The New York Children's Theater Festival has announced the shows selected for its fourth season.

"Heading into our fourth season is exciting for us!" said co-founder Michael Shawn Lewis. "We will be presenting four productions after receiving an incredible selection of new work during our submission period".

The 2015 Festival, which runs from April 17th until May 24th, will have a new venue to call home, The Player's Theatre in Greenwich Village.

"It's crucial for our mission to continue serving audiences fresh, fun, smart family entertainment, by offering the experience of new live theater to as many children as possible!" said Lewis. "Serving young audiences while supporting artists as they develop and showcase their new works. That's the heart of our organization."

The 2015 Festival selections are as follows:

The Sock Who Lost His Mate (Friday April 24, 5:00 PM; Saturday April 25, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday April 26, 2:00 PM): Book & Lyrics by MK Wolfe, Music by Thomas Adams -- Insecure Sock, Left, undertakes a thrilling quest to rescue his mate Right and liberate all the socks who have gone missing on laundry day, with a little help from some unexpected friends.

Sue Ology & the Possibly Haunted House (Friday May 1, 5:00 PM; Saturday May 2, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday May 3, 2:00 PM): Book by Shawn Thorgersen, Music and Lyrics by Matthew W. Surico -- Join Sue Ology and friends in a musical mystery at her new-and possibly haunted-house! It'll take all of Sue's science smarts to discover the house's spooktacular secret!

Help Save the Monkey! (Friday May 8, 5:00 PM; Saturday May 9, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday May 10, 2:00 PM): Created by Liz Hara & Marta Mozelle MacRostie -- 8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save her monkey who is about to land from space. Despite set-backs, anxieties, and lasers, their friendship carries them through this epic adventure.

The Meanest Birthday Girl (Friday May 15, 5:00 PM; Saturday May 16, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday May 17, 2:00 PM): Book & Lyrics by Lauren Marcus, Music by Leah Okimoto, Based on the book by Josh Schneider. Presented by Musical Theatre Factory. -- It's Dana's birthday, and she's gonna do whatever she likes! But when one very big present starts to cause some very big problems, it's time for her to rethink her birthday behavior...

For more information or tickets, visit or the festival website,

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