New York City Children's Theater Announces Its 22nd Season

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In its 22nd season, New York City Children's Theater (NYCCT) will premiere three theater productions for families that celebrate the power of imagination.

Join NYCCT for three original, entertaining and enriching theater productions and along the way you'll help a friend who has trouble falling asleep, learn why some fairy tales never get old and live out your dreams without leaving your room.

Our 2018-19 season will also include classes, story time events and more!


Stanley always has trouble falling asleep - even counting sheep doesn't help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and you!

From the company that brought you Please Bring Balloons comes a new interactive play for your youngest theatergoers based on the hit song by Laurie Berkner.

Written by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Ballerina Swan)

Devised by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman (Up and Away)

Directed by Khalia Davis (Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt)

Based on the song by Laurie Berkner

The Pete at The Flea Theater | 20 Thomas Street, NYC 10007

Select Sundays through April 14th at 10am and 12pm.

Best for ages 2-5 | Tickets: $25.00


The Emperor's New Clothes and More Magical Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

A normal day at the park becomes so much more when a young girl gets swept away into four of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling.

The company that brought you Interstellar Cinderella invites you to discover why some fairy tales never get old.

Adapted for the Stage by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Interstellar Cinderella, Wanda's Monster)

Devised and Directed by Adrienne Kapstein (War Horse, Wanda's Monster)

Original Music by Charles Greenberg (Young Charles Dickens)

Playing at Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts NY, Inc.
410 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036

November 24th - December 22nd

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm

Best for ages 5-8 | Tickets starting at $29.25


This is Sadie

What do you do when you get up before your parents on a Saturday morning? If you're six-year-old Sadie, you take your favorite stuffed animal on a world-wide adventure, without ever leaving your bedroom!

From the company that brought you Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker comes a new dance/theater show that celebrates the power of imagination!

Choreographed by Stephanie Klemons (Hamilton)

Scenario by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker)

Based on the book by Sara O'Leary

Playing at Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts NY, Inc.
410 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036

March 30th - April 21st

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm

Best for ages 3-8 | Tickets starting at $29.25


"Our beloved Artistic Director and Founder, Barbara Zinn Krieger, has worked with fantastic, established artists to create three world premiere productions that promise to delight families this season. Our shows will demonstrate to young theatergoers that curiosity, collaboration and a sense of wonder are all tools that can help change their world." - Andrew Frank, Executive Director

See which performances include talkbacks here:

Sensory Friendly Performances:

December 9th at 11am | The Emperor's New Clothes...
April 13th at 11am | This is Sadie
For more information on sensory friendly performances, visit:

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New York City Children's Theater programs cultivate children's growth in the areas of emotional intelligence, community building and responsible decision-making. The result is empathetic, creative and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world.

In 1996, New York City Children's Theater began as the family theater and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre. It became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001.

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