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Theatreworks USA to Continue Kaye Playhouse Series with THE MIXED-UP FAIRY TALE

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, March 13th, with Page Turner Adventures' THE MIXED-UP FAIRY TALE - hilarious storytelling with a touch of vaudeville, featuring Riley Roam as "World Famous Storyologist" Page Turner and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey as her bumbling assistant. This 45-minute performance is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Page Turner needs your help to break a spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! During this musical adventure, the audience must convince Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discover the secret under grandma's bed, climb a beanstalk and get a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant! Page Turner Adventures presents hilarious storytelling with a touch of vaudeville, featuring Riley Roam as "World Famous Storyologist," Page Turner, and former Ringling Bros. clown, Kenny Mikey as her bumbling assistant. Additional programs include The Great Pizza Contest, STEAM Trunk Circus, and Big Test Success.

Riley Roam began her career as a professional storyteller, but her interest in educational entertainment led her to work as an Emmy winning producer and host for FOX Kids. Riley and Kenny created Page Turner Adventures to combine storytelling, circus skills, physical comedy, education and television into unique productions that engage, inspire, and entertain children across multiple platforms. She is member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and is the author of The Great Pizza Contest, a children's book and live stage show.
Kenny Mikey is a former Ringling Bros. circus clown who knows that the best way to educate and motivate children is through humor. His commitment to teaching through laughter led him to co-found Page Turner Adventures. Together, Kenny and Riley have made children all over the world laugh with their outrageous, educational children's television programs and live shows. Kenny also relies heavily on his sense of comedic timing as a producer and editor. Whether he's acting, editing, directing, or producing, Kenny simply understands kids because he really is just a big kid himself.

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series will feature eight different productions over 11 weekends, each offering one-hour weekend performances recommended for children four and up.

Upcoming performances will be:

March 19: Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

March 26: Seussical

April 3: Henry and Mudge

April 24: Skippyjon Jones Snow What based on the book by Judy Schachner, features a libretto and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila and a score by Eli Bolin. Skippyjon Jones Snow What premiered Off-Broadway in July 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

May 1: Curious George: The Golden Meatball, a musical based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions, features a book by Jeremy Desmon with original music by John Kavanaugh.

The Kaye Playhouse is located at East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues. Tickets for all performances will be $25. Discounted rates for groups of 4 or more are available as well. Tickets may be purchased online: www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse, by phone at 212/772-4448, and in person at the box office, which is open from Noon-6pm, Monday through Saturday.

Theatreworks USA is America's foremost professional theatre for young and family audiences. Theatreworks USA's mission is to create imaginative and sophisticated shows that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking, and to ensure that these shows are accessible to audiences across America regardless of geography and socio-economic status. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has reached over 93 million people in 49 states and Canada, and the company now performs for about three million young people annually. Every year, the company tours approximately ten shows from its ever-growing repertoire of 133 plays and musicals. In addition, Theatreworks USA has an extensive guest artist roster of multi-cultural storytellers, musicians, puppeteers, magicians and more.

Theatreworks USA's honors include a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the William M. Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence given by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and the Medal of Honor from the Actors Fund of America. Past Free Summer Theatre productions at the Lucille Lortel Theatre include The Lightning Thief (Lortel Award nominee: Best Musical); Skippyjon Jones (Lortel Award nominee: Best Musical); The Yellow Brick Road (Callaway nominee: Best Choreography); We the People: America Rocks! (Lortel nominee: Best Musical); Click, Clack, Moo (Lortel nominee: Best Musical, Drama Desk nominee: Best Lyrics); and Seussical (Lortel and Drama League nominee: Best Revival of a Musical). Free Summer Theatre is entirely underwritten by charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public support.

This program from Theatreworks USA is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information on this series or the other programs offered by Theatreworks USA, visit www.TWUSA.org.


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