Tribeca PAC Family Announces Schooltime 2018-2019 Season

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a brand new slate of family and school programming for the 2018-2019 Season, including Charlotte's Web on Saturday, October 6, Pete The Cat on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, Dragons Love Tacos on Saturday, December 15, The Magic School Bus on March 23, and more! Due to overwhelming audience requests, all Family shows are now beginning at 11AM.

Charlotte's Web, Pete The Cat, Dragons Love Tacos and The Magic School Bus are presented by a new special arrangement with TheaterWorksUSA. This renowned company has been based in New York City since 1961 and tours in forty-nine states and parts of Canada with their award-winning productions.

Tickets for the Family Series are $30 / 10Club $13 (10Club memberships are now $130), while Schooltime tickets are $5 for students, with chaperones/teachers free. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call 212-220-1460 and/or visit

2018 - 2019 Tribeca Family and Schooltime Theater Season
All Shows in Theatre 1

Arm of the Sea Theater Presents

City That Drinks The Mountain Sky

Schooltime Only: Thursday, October 18 at 10:15AM & 12PM, 2018

All Grades

With poetry, puppetry and evocative music, City that Drinks the Mountain Sky brings alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills and portrays the ongoing story of the watershed and those who must protect its vulnerable flowing treasure. Expect visual punch and timely wit as the Hudson Valley's premier eco-logic theater traces life's quintessential liquid from mountaintop to city tap. Arm of the Sea Theater.

Theaterworks USA Presents
Charlotte's Web

Family Only: Saturday, October 6 at 11AM, 2018

Ages 5 to 10

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

Pushcart Players of New Jersey Presents

A Cinderella Tale...Happily Ever After

Family: Saturday, November 3 at 11AM, 2018

Schooltime: Friday, November 2 at 10:15AM & 12PM, 2018

Ages 3 to 10.

Providing a significant and timeless learning opportunity for today's kids and adults. It is no wonder that this tale has been told and re-told around the globe over many centuries (its earliest known telling dates back to Ninth Century China). More than a thousand years later this beloved story continues to tell us about ourselves, our yearnings for transformation and a happily ever after conclusion. A Cinderella Tale...Happily Ever After will take young and family audiences on that sometimes happy, sometimes sad - but always compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage and kindness as they triumph over greed, arrogance and bully behavior.

Theaterworks USA Presents
Pete The Cat

Family Only: Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, at 11AM, 2018

Ages 3 to 8

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners -- and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Based on the Pete the Cat Series of Books by Kimberly and James Dean.

ArtsPower Presents

Nugget & Fang

Family: Sunday, December 2 at 11AM, 2018

Schooltime: Monday, December 3 at 10:15AM & 12PM

Ages 3 to 8

ArtsPower's under-the-sea musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly - until Nugget's first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget's trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he's a true friend?

Theaterworks USA Presents

Dragons Love Tacos

Family Only: Saturday, December 15 at 11AM, 2018

Ages 5 to 10

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children's books! Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. Dragons love all sorts of tacos - except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. Other stories include Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days by Erica Silverman.

Griffin Theatre Company Presents

The Stinky Cheese Man

Family: Sunday, February 3 at 11AM, 2019

Schooltime: Monday, February 4 at 10:15AM & 12PM, 2019

Ages 4 to 10

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Poor Jack. He's got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans-and then there's that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same and you remember it.

Lightwire Theater Presents

Ugly Duckling

Family: Saturday, March 16 at 11AM, 2019

Schooltime: Friday, March 15 at 10:15AM & 12PM, 2019

Ages 5 to 10

Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the Modern Stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant light.

Theaterworks USA Presents

The Magic School Bus

Family Only: Saturday, March 23 at 11AM, 2019

Ages 5 to 10

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

Cahoots NI Presents

Shh! We Have A Plan

Family: Saturday, May 11 at 11AM, 2019

Schooltime: Friday, May 10 at 10:15AM & 12PM, 2019

Ages 3 to 8

Based on the delightful Chris Haughton book of the same title, follow the journey of some madcap characters each of whom has a plan - they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as we follow the characters' exploits, meet an elusive and magical little birdie and discover that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost!

BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan's premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families, and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R/W subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train. For more information please visit our website,

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