The limited holiday engagement "follows Zack, an adorable five-year old boy and his golden retriever and best friend, Starsky. Together," press notes state, "they embark on a fun-filled adventure through their hometown where they befriend Zoe, a spunky five- year old girl who is new to town and rather shy. Over the course of the day, Zack and Zoe encounter many new friends: from a talking clock who teaches them the importance of time, to a beautiful owl who reminds them that animals have feelings too, to an orange tree that gives them a deeper appreciation of nature. Mr. Sullivan, the corner store clerk, joins the fun by showing them just how wonderful A Kid’s Life! can be!" Featuring a book by Cynthia Riddle and Peter Hunziker with music and lyrics by Corey Leland, A Kid's Life! features Carlos Avilas as Zack, Ashley Wallace as Zoe, Mark Borum as Mr. Sullivan, Yoav Levin as Starsky (the Dog), Jessica Blyweiss as Old Ben (the Clock), Joshua Greenwood as Bart (the Tree) and Kaitlin Becker as Bells (the Owl).
Following each performance, audiences have the opportunity to meet the characters of A Kid's Life!
Keith Markinson directs with choreography by Ellie Mooney. The creative team includes production design by Bradley Kaye and lighting by Jeff Porter.
Book writers Riddle and Hunziker have also been involved in the popular children's television shows "Rugrats," "The Wild Thornberrys" and the "All Grown Up Series."
A Kid's Life! continues through Jan. 13, 2008. Tickets are available by calling the York Theatre box office at (212) 935-5820. For more information visit www.akidslife.com.
The York Theatre is located at 54th Street and Lexington Ave in St. Peter's Church.