Brooklyn Center presents SEUSSICAL on January 30, 2011January 5, 2011 - by City Guide News Desk
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun series with Theatreworks USA's production of Seussical on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2pm.
Dr. Seuss's beloved stories collide in this unforgettable musical adaptation of the original Broadway production. Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and of course The Cat in the Hat find themselves intertwined in a crazy adventure, in which the power of imagination saves the day. This adaptation for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Music is by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; book by Ahrens & Flaherty; co-conceived by Ahrens, Flaherty and Eric Idle; based on the works of Dr. Seuss; directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun Series also includes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2pm) and American Family Theater's production of Beauty and the Beast (Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2pm). All tickets for Target FamilyFun Series performances are $6 in advance, $7 at the door.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2010-2011 Target FamilyFun Series is sponsored by Target.
About TheatreWorks USA
Founded in 1961, Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Every year, over four million people, many of whom have no other access to the performing arts, see shows produced by TheatreWorks USA in venues as varied as local elementary school gymnasiums, regional fine arts centers, and major Broadway-sized theaters.
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center's presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts was voted Brooklyn's Best Theater of Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon's 2009 ParentsConnect Parents' Picks Awards.
Presented by TheatreWorks USA
Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2PM
Tickets: $6 ($7 at door)
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Flatbush Avenue / on-site paid parking available
Running time: approx 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' presentation of Seussical is sponsored, in part, by the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are made possible in part with public funding from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for the 2010-2011 season is provided by: JP Morgan Chase; Con Edison; Macy's Foundation; Brooklyn Community Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Grid; TD Bank; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; Health Plus; and the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund, established in the New York Community Trust by founders of The Reader's Digest Association. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2010-2011 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee's.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Assembly and Speaker Sheldon Silver; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Senate and Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York City Council and Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.
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