Created by "Dora the Explorer" composer Joshua Sitron, the FunkeyMonkeys offer an interactive musical story-telling experience. The FunkeyMonkey band members, who are trained in improv, create unique stories on the spot with a little help from the audience.
The FunkeyMonkeys are comprised of Mike Gold, the master balloon twister known as "Ballooniac"; Carey White, "the zany, golden throated violin virtuoso and yenta"; and musical wunderkinds Stuart Bogie, Brian Carter and Eric Biondo.
Songs featured include "Tastes Like Chicken," "I'd Like a Banana" and "Sing, Dance and Underpants." The new FunkeyMonkeys concert is co-created by Kimberly Foster and presented by Daryl Roth. Roth is making her foray into children's theatre this fall, also producing the musical A Dolphin Up a Tree at the DR2, beginning Sept. 29.
The FunkeyMonkeys have released several recordings, including "Funkey Monkeys!" "The Moustache CD," "Sing, Dance and Underpants," "Jewish Funkey Monkeys" and "Tastes Like Chicken."
The FunkeyMonkeys concert, running 60 minutes, is recommended for children ages 2-8. For tickets visit www.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.FunkeyMonkeys.com.