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CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Jessica Lang Dance, THE QUEENS BEES and More Set for Queens Theatre's 2015 Season

Following the success of The World's Fair Plays, a New York Times Critics Pick, and a "glorious" production of A Christmas Carol (Times Ledger), Queens Theatre (QT) is excited to announce its Winter/Spring Season. Performances begin on Sunday, February 8 with a family series show, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web.

Performances are at 1pm & 3pm at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Single Ticket: $14, Member price: $12.60, Family Flex Pass: $100 for 10 tickets to Family Series shows in the 14-15 Season. Tickets can be purchased at queenstheatre.org or by calling (718) 760-0064. The Family Series is sponsored by Queens Center Mall.

"The programming this winter and spring is an exciting mix of the familiar and the new. Ballet Hispanico is returning to QT, while two other extraordinary dance companies - Jessica Lang Dance and Patricia Kenny Dance - are making their Queens Theatre debuts. Our four Family Series shows are all based on beloved children's books, and we are presenting a major production of a new musical, The Queen Bees, about a sixties girl group. Steve Solomon will be back with My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm STILL in Therapy - the sequel to the fantastic show he performed here last year. Bill Blagg will thrill and surprise audiences with his magic. There is entertainment for all audiences" said Queens Theatre Managing Director Taryn Sacramone.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

FAMILY SERIES

Charlotte's Web

February 8, 2015 at 1pm & 3pm

Single Ticket: $14, Member price: $12.60; Family Flex Pass: $100 for 10 tickets

Theatreworks' Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

DANCE SERIES

Ballet Hispanico

February 14 & 15, 2015; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Single Ticket: $42; Member price: $38; Rear seating: $25

Making a triumphant return to Queens Theatre, BALLET HISPANICO is a world-wide phenomenon, having offered over 3,000 performances to audiences of over 2 million throughout 11 countries. Their flamboyant work fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style in which theatricality and passion propel every move.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

February 21st, 2015; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm

Single Ticket: $30; Member price: $27; Rear seating: $25; 4-Pack Special: 4 tickets for $100

Even the most skeptical audience will have to think twice about believing what they see when they watch the magic of Bill Blagg. A spellbinding stage performer, Blagg has thrilled and flabbergasted scores of people with his incredible illusions.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SEMPREVERDE-EVERGREEN-SIEMPREVERDE-SEMPERVIRENT: The first GO GREEN musical

Saturday, March 21st; 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Single Ticket: $25, Member price: $22.50, Special: 4 tickets for $80

Written and directed by internationally-renowned singer, actress and award winning educator Simona Rodano, the musical is dedicated to the most important subjects that affect humanity: the environment and recycling. The show features performers from USA, Italy, Spain and France Italian, Broadway dancers and acrobats. Wonderful artistry, stylish costumes and props made by plastic, paper, metal and special effects (3D mapping) pop, rock music for one hour and 15 minutes of an "interactive" and unforgettable performance. A theatrical extravaganza for the whole family!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Patricia Kenny Dance Collection

Saturday, March 28th; 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Single Ticket: $30; Member price: $27; Rear seating: $25; 4-Pack Special: 4 tickets for $100

PKDC's 2015 Spring Collection features work that explores a range of emotions as they relate to human interaction and experiences with the divine. The audience is taken on a journey through multifaceted relationships highlighting in particular, the theme of destiny that Patricia Kenny embodies in her premiere work entitled "Kismet." Kenny and guest choreographers Charlotte Griffin and Katarzyna Skarpetowska employ various styles of dance reveling in line, design, fearless athleticism and grace to realize the themes of birth, loss, unity, and serendipity. From witty and whimsical to driving and impactful, the textured choreography has something to offer every audiences.

FAMILY SERIES:

Junie B. Jones

March 29, 2015 at 1pm and 3pm

Single Ticket: $14, Member price: $12.60; Family Flex Pass: $100 for 10 tickets

Based on the books by Barbara Park, this charming musical tells the story of a first-grader named Junie B. Jones's experiences as a first grader. Laugh along as Junie joins a kickball team, stubs her toe and meets new friends, all told through original music and dance!

FAMILY SERIES:

Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very, Bad Day

April 12, 2015 at 1pm & 3pm

Single Ticket: $14, Member price: $12.60; Family Flex Pass: $100 for 10 tickets

Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this uproarious musical based on the best-selling book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

COMEDY SERIES:

Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm STILL In Therapy.

April 18 & 19, 2015; Sat at 2pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm

Single Ticket: $35; Member price: $31.50; Rear seating: $25

The comedy chaos continues in this "prequel" to the smash hit, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy, takes us back to the comedian's childhood where we meet a side-splitting parade of Steve's quirky relations. A wonderfully entertaining journey through mixed marriages, ex-wives, strange pets and endless dieting.

DANCE SERIES:

Jessica Lang Dance

April 25 & 26, 2015; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Single Ticket: $42; Member price: $38; Rear seating: $25

Making their Queens Theatre debut, JESSICA LANG DANCE brilliantly transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted contemporary works. Hailed as "A master of visual composition" byDance Magazine, the company seamlessly weaves mysterious music and striking design elements to create fearless, deeply emotional work.

THEATRE SERIES:

The Queens Bees by Rob Urbinati

May 8-17, 2015; Fridays at 8pm (5/15 Matinee at 2pm) Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

Single Ticket: $42; Member price: $38; Rear side Seating Ticket: $25

Three high school girls from a tough neighborhood in Queens are determined to make it to the top. With a little grit and a lot of talent, the teens become overnight sensations - and discover that they want very different things from life. Smart and sassy, The Queen Bees overflows with hit songs of the sixties including "Twist and Shout," "Chapel of Love" and "Leader of the Pack."

FAMILY SERIES:

Click, Clack, Moo!

May 31, 2015 at 1pm & 3pm

Single Ticket: $14, Member price: $12.60; Family Flex Pass: $100 for 10 tickets

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. A hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Tickets: $25-$42. For more information, call the box office at (718) 760-0064 or email boxoffice@queenstheatre.org. The Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368. Free parking.

Directions: Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, directly under the towers of the New York State Pavilion.

Car: Queens Theatre is accessible by all major highways that traverse Queens and is minutes away from Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Westchester. And the best part? Parking is always FREE. http://queenstheatre.org/getting-theatre for directions

Subway: 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Follow signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free Shuttle Service runs every 15 minutes beginning one hour prior to curtain and stops outside Mets-Willets Point station.

About Queens Theatre: Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT's mission is to provide quality and diverse live performances that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and feature international, national and local artists.



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