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Bio:
Lifelong artist and educator, Brian Barrentine is the creator, voice and face of FunikiJam World Music - winner of the 2016 Parent?s Choice Award for Best Music. Barrentine has been cast in numerous musicals on Broadway and Off; played Elvis in ?Elvis the Musical? European Tour; written the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lifelong artist and educator, Brian Barrentine is the creator, voice and face of FunikiJam World Music - winner of the 2016 Parent?s Choice Award for Best Music. Barrentine has been cast in numerous musicals on Broadway and Off; played Elvis in ?Elvis the Musical? European Tour; written the ... (read complete bio)
FunikiJam's Production Reopens To Families With Interactive Show Photo FunikiJam's Production Reopens To Families With Interactive Show
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2021

The World Music Theatre Company is pleased to announce that its recently re-opened original production of The FunikiJam Show: Totally Awesome Summer.

VIDEO: THE FUNIKIJAM SHOW: TOTALLY AWESOME SUMMER Returns Off-Broadway, June 13 Photo VIDEO: THE FUNIKIJAM SHOW: TOTALLY AWESOME SUMMER Returns Off-Broadway, June 13
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2021

The World Music Theatre Company has announced that its original production of The FunikiJam Show: Totally Awesome Summer will be coming back Off-Broadway.  The show opens on Sunday, June 13th at The Actors Temple Theatre, located at 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Aveues.

THE FUNIKIJAM SHOW: TOTALLY AWESOME SUMMER Returning Off-Broadway Photo THE FUNIKIJAM SHOW: TOTALLY AWESOME SUMMER Returning Off-Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021

The FunikiJam Show: Totally Awesome Summer will be coming back Off-Broadway.  The show opens on Sunday, June 13th at The Actors Temple Theatre, located at 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Aveues.

The World Music Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo The World Music Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

The World Music Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team of its 2021-2022 Season of Off-Broadway, Touring, and Streaming Musicals; Workshops and Residencies; and New Media Productions for Film and Television. 

Families and Theaters Re-imagine Halloween Entertainment With FunikiJam's ROCK OR TRE Photo Families and Theaters Re-imagine Halloween Entertainment With FunikiJam's ROCK OR TREAT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2020

Families and theaters across the country re-imagine Halloween Entertainment with FunikiJam's ROCK OR TREAT: Halloween Week! The 6th anniversary production, that began with a not-so-scary Off-Broadway run in 2015, now features over 30 virtual, and in- person, events plus the premiere of a new FunikiJam TV/web series.

Theater for the New City's Village Hallowen Costume Ball Goes Virtual Photo Theater for the New City's Village Hallowen Costume Ball Goes Virtual
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball, a revered Village tradition that frequently welcomes over 1,200 revelers, will be presented virtually this year with most of its key traditions preserved. Notable artists including Everett Quinton, F. Murray Abraham, Austin Pendleton, Phoebe Legere and Penny Arcade.

Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAS Photo Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 150 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted virtually for the first time May 22 to 24, 2020.

From Off-Broadway To On-line, FunikiJam Takes Families On Globe-Spanning Musical Adve Photo From Off-Broadway To On-line, FunikiJam Takes Families On Globe-Spanning Musical Adventures
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 16, 2020

This year April Showers are bringing something new for family audiences - 'FunikiJam LIVE Online' classes & shows - designed to help kids explore the world even while they are stuck at home!

From Mardi Gras to Motown: FunikiJam's Newest Musical CITY OF HOPE Celebrates Black H Photo From Mardi Gras to Motown: FunikiJam's Newest Musical CITY OF HOPE Celebrates Black History - For Kids!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 6, 2020

Starting Martin Luther King Junior Weekend, NYC families can dance, sing, and play along in a special Off-Broadway production designed especially for families and young children.

FunikiJam's HOLIDAY BEAT Family Spectacular Shines Bright With NYC Kids Photo FunikiJam's HOLIDAY BEAT Family Spectacular Shines Bright With NYC Kids
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019

FunikiJam HOLIDAY BEAT: Family Musical Lights Up Off-Broadway With A Global Celebrati Photo FunikiJam HOLIDAY BEAT: Family Musical Lights Up Off-Broadway With A Global Celebration For Kids
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019

Holiday traditions in New York are as diverse as its residents, but only one holiday show gives audiences the chance to see so many celebrations in one place. Part live concert and part stage show, FunikiJam's HOLIDAY BEAT is New York City's only Off-Broadway show this season to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Shichigosan - for kids! Opening on December 7th at Actors Temple Theatre, the show will play a limited engagement through December 15th.

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by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 18, 2019

World Music Theatre Co Announces Company For Inaugural Off-Broadway Production Photo World Music Theatre Co Announces Company For Inaugural Off-Broadway Production
by Julie Musbach - Sep 23, 2019

'Now, more than ever before, there is a need for mutli-culural, community-building theatre that resonates with global family audiences, ' says WMTC founder, Brian Barrentine.

FunikiJam Returns To The Off Broadway Stage With SPECIAL MISSION: BABY LIKES TO ROCK Photo FunikiJam Returns To The Off Broadway Stage With SPECIAL MISSION: BABY LIKES TO ROCK!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2019

After a 24-city 'Rhythm Boom Boom' tour of China and a 'Totally Awesome' Off-Broadway run this summer, FunikiJam returns to the New York stage this Fall with FunikiJam's Special MIssion: Baby Likes to Rock! From September 22th through October 27, the FunikiJam Show offers kids - and kids at heart - the chance to dance, sing, and play along with the latest installment of their globe-spanning musical adventure series.

FunikiJam's Totally Awesome Summer! Returns To The Off-Broadway Stage At Actors Templ Photo FunikiJam's Totally Awesome Summer! Returns To The Off-Broadway Stage At Actors Temple Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2019

The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, 'Totally Awesome Summer!' starting August 25th at Actors Temple Theatre. The 2019 production, as part of FunikiJam's 12 week city-wide 'Totally Awesome Summer' program of classes & events geared for young children and families, exploring awesome vacation destinations like: the Beach, the Islands, the 80's, Australia, and America's Birthday Jam!

FunikiJam's MUSIC GARDEN: SPRING CELEBRATION! Returns Photo FunikiJam's MUSIC GARDEN: SPRING CELEBRATION! Returns
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2019

The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! starting April 14th at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. The 2019 production, as part of FunikiJam's 12 week city-wide 'Music Garden' program of classes & events geared for young children and families, explores music and culture of Europe, South America, and Nashville with a special focus on Spanish language.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For FunikiJam's Spring Celebration Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For FunikiJam's Spring Celebration
by Julie Musbach - Mar 20, 2019

The Off-Broadway Family Musical, starring Brian Barrentine, has completed its casting.

Photo Flash: FunikiJam's City Of Hope At Actors Temple Theatre Photo Photo Flash: FunikiJam's City Of Hope At Actors Temple Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2019

When the Agents of Jam go under cover as a construction crew to help with disaster relief they are invited on a special mission to explore New Orleans Zydeco, Paris Jazz, and Detroit "motor City" Motown. Along the way, they discover how musical styles that developed from African roots have become beloved forms artistic expression around the world - and that by working together, we can build a CITY OF HOPE.

Funikijam's First Female-Lead Superhero Debuts Off-Broadway in SHENANIGANS: Irish Cel Photo Funikijam's First Female-Lead Superhero Debuts Off-Broadway in SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebratio
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2019

To kick off Women's History Month, FunikiJam Music's SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebration opens Off-Broadway on March 3rd, starring Ashton Parrack as FunikiJam Music's first female Captain Jam, Super Hero lead.

CITY OF HOPE Premieres Off-Broadway Tomorrow Photo CITY OF HOPE Premieres Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2019

FunikiJam World Music will produce the Off-Broadway premiere of the new family musical, 'City Of Hope,' Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Actor's Temple Theatre. 'City Of Hope' will play Sundays through February 17th.

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