New Victory Announces 2009-10 Season of Children's Theatre

News   New Victory Announces 2009-10 Season of Children's Theatre
The New Victory Theater has announced My House, The Man Who Planted Trees, Once and For All… and Peter and the Wolf as part of its 2009-10 season of family programming in Midtown Manhattan.

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.


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