The 2009 season launches with the New Victory Scottish Festival, running Sept. 18-Nov. 1. Award-winning puppeteer Shona Reppe will offer Cinderella (Sept. 18-27); followed by the U.S. premiere of My House from The Starcatchers Project (Oct. 2-18); the Puppet State Theatre Company presentation of The Man Who Planted Trees (Oct. 2-11); and a site-specific staging of Hansel and Gretel from Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre (Oct. 15-Nov. 1).
Additional programming includes the U.S. premiere of the In the Wings production of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, featuring live narration by Brian Blessed and a new prequel, which runs Nov. 13-29. The Flaming Idiots will reunite to offer the world premiere of their latest neo-vaudeville act Chestnuts Roasting on The Flaming Idiots, Dec. 4, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010.
The award-winning Once and For All We're Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen, "a mind-blowing and potent look at adolescence through the eyes of 13 astoundingly talented teenagers," will be presented Jan. 8-17, 2010. Developed by Ontroerend Goed, KOPERGIETERY and Richard Jordan Productions, Once and For All… is a co-presentation of the 2010 Under The Radar Festival.
The children's opera The Enchanted Pig, featuring lyrics by Alasdair Middleton and a score by Jonathan Dove, plays Feb. 5-21, 2010. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), a three-actor romp through the Bard's works, is scheduled to run March 5-14, 2010.
Australia's Circa brings its spirited cirque act 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes to the New Victory Stage March 19-April 4, 2010; followed by Parallel Exit's Time Step, a fusion of the tap stylings of Astaire and Kelly with the classic comedy of Chaplin and Keaton, April 9-18, 2010. The U.S. premiere of Elephant, a celebration of African song and tribal dance featuring performers from the U.K. and South Africa, will run April 23-May 2, 2010; and violin virtuoso Ara Malikian will offer his concert of music and comedy, PaGAGnini, May 7-23, 2010.
The final offering will be the interactive production of Farfalle: The Butterfly Garden, May 14-23, 2010. Italy's T.P.O. Company transforms the New Victory stage "into a magical landscape from which beautiful botanical images, rainforest sounds and brilliant prisms of color emerge in every direction in response in real-time response to dancers' movements."
Season tickets are now available. Individual tickets begin sale Aug. 12. For tickets call (646) 223-3010. The New Victory is located at 209 West 42nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues.