CULTURE: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Family Series (2.5.18)
We’ve got a ton of theater options below Canal Street, but did you know we have a ton of family-friendly options, too?
Now, we checked back with with Eli to learn about their family series, kicking off this month (NOTE: Get your tickets before they sell out!)...
What makes your family series unique?
We bring in theater companies from all around the United States as well as from England. Many of the shows are musicals. Many shows are based on classic books.
Our 900+ seat theater is the largest space in lower Manhattan. Although we draw mostly from all of Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey, many of our audience come from the immediate area as shown by the enormous number of strollers parked outside the theater at show time!
What shows are coming up with a breakdown of each? Who do you recommend comes to these shows?
Our next Family show coming up is Go, Dog. Go!, on Saturday, February 17 at 1:30PM. Go, Dog. Go! is produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona. It's based on P.D. Eastman’s famous book from 1961. Go, Dog. Go! is a fun musical show with clowning, vaudeville, singing, "barking," as well as audience participation. The show is described as a "hilarious visual spectacle."
In March, we have Hudson Vagabond Puppets' Mammoth Follies on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:30PM. Mammoth Follies explores the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets. This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts as well as some myths about the great age of the dinosaur. Both shows are appropriate for PreK to fourth graders, but the shows are enjoyed by parents as well.
What makes you so excited about these shows?
Introducing young audiences to the wonder of theater. To watch these kids as they experience the stories for the very first time. It’s also fun the see the kids with a story they know well; The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been here several times - it’s done with oversized puppets and some of the kids know every word by heart and chant along as the book comes to life in front of them.