Laurie Berkner, the fantastically popular children’s entertainer’s first-ever musical, Wanda’s Monster (reviewed by Red Tricycle, here) is back for another run.
From July 13 to September 8, 2013, catch it:
Thursday & Friday @ 10:30 AM
Saturday @ 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday @ 12:30 AM & 3:00 PM
108 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tickets are $39 and $65. All tickets nclude a post show meet and greet with cast members, while the $65 dollar premium ones also come with a Rocketship Run CD and poster, and Front of the Line access.
For more information got to: www.wandasmonster.com
Wanda’s Monster originally ran this past spring in midtown Manhattan as part of Making Books Sing, critically-acclaimed family theater and arts education nonprofit.
Now, The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production of My City Park, for children ages 3-10.
When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.
My City Park promotes the value of shared green community spaces within urban settings through songs that celebrate New York City. Children will learn how much trees and nature contribute to our overall physical, mental and emotional well-being. Nature is important for everyone, but people who live in cities, especially, need access to nature because they are more exposed to so many pollutants on a daily basis. Trees help to clean the air, and parks provide a place for city folks to exercise and destress. City parks also act as home to thousands of animals who depend on us to protect them!
“Children can do a lot to preserve and maintain their city parks, and this original musical shows them how they can get involved,” says Brooke Boertzel about this exciting new project for children and families to enjoy.
Some of the live performances will take place as a part of NYPL’s Summer Reading program and can be viewed for FREE in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street (off Seventh Ave. South)
Mon, July 8; 4pm
Morningside Heights Library, 2900 Broadway (at W. 113th St.)
Thur, July 11; 4pm
George Bruce Library, 518 West 125th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.)
Mon, July 15; 4pm
Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway (near Catherine St.)
Tue, July 16; 11am
Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Avenue (at Murray Street)
Wed, July 17; 4pm
Children’s Center at Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Sat, July 20; 3pm
Harlem Library, 9 West 124th Street (between Lenox & 5th Aves.)
Thur, July 18; 4pm
Webster Library, 1465 York Avenue (near E. 78th St.)
Mon, July 22; 4pm
Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.)
Mon, Aug 5; 3:30pm
Inwood Library, 4790 Broadway (near Dyckman St.)
Thur, Aug; 3pm
New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray Street (between Broadway & Church St.)
Wed, Aug 14; 2pm
Fort Washington Library, 535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas & Audubon Aves.)
Thur, Aug 22; 3pm
Belmont Library, 610 E. 186th Street (at Hughes Ave.)
Thur, June 13; 4pm
Melrose Library, 910 Morris Avenue (at E. 162nd St.)
Tue, July 9; 2pm
City Island Library, 320 City Island Avenue (between Bay & Fordham Sts.)
Fri, Aug 9; 3pm
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue)
Sat, Aug 10; 2pm
Pelham Bay Libray, 3060 Middletown Road (north of Crosby Ave.)
Fri, Aug 23; 3pm
Spuyten Duyvil Library, 650 W. 235th St. (at Independence Ave.)
Wed, Aug 28; 3pm
Baychester Library, 2049 Asch Loop North (north of Bartow Ave.)
Fri, Aug 30; 3pm
Want even more children’s books that sing to you? Broadway vet Dan Elish’s Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition is a middle grade children’s fantasy novel with its own original score! Read the book! Listen to the songs! Buy it on Amazon and B&N, today!