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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF DECEMBER 28

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by Kids Events Editor December 28, 2013

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of December 28 in Bronx. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of December 28, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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The Paperbag Players - 'Hiccup Help!' - Emelin Theatre
December 28, 2013 - Mamaroneck

The Paper Bag Players, a beloved favorite, return to the Emelin. Described by Parent Guide as "side splittingly funny and jam-packed with energy and pizzazz," the players are sure to dazzle and entertain everyone ages 2 and older. For their new show, "Hiccup Help!," The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out "Lost In The Mall," "That's Good," and "A Perfect Picture," in which the picture is not only painted but comes to life as you watch. They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. There is an uproarious story of a grandad and his young grandson who both discover that you are never, never too old to play! In the title piece, an ordinary man with an extraordinary case of the hiccups sees a doctor who has a whole list of silly solutions but in the end even the Doctor is surprised by the cure! In "Real Magic," a magician loses control of his magic, but with the audience's help and a little cooperation everything works out magically! The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple - and simply hilarious for 55 years! True to this theatrical tradition, "Hiccup Help!" is guaranteed to have 4-8 year olds not only on the edge of their seats, but laughing, singing, and dancing in the aisles.. Most appropriate for ages 2 and older. ABOUT THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS The Paper Bag Players' touring has taken them to 37 states and to Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Israel, Iran, Egypt, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. This year's show will be seen by over 66,000 children in performances for the general public and for school children at 40 locations. The first theater for children to perform at Lincoln Center and to receive a grant from the NEA, The Bags have been recognized with an OBIE, awards for excellence from the American Association for Theater and Education, American Theater Wing Awards, the New York State Artists Award, The Broadway Theater Institute Award for Theater and Education, and the Children's Theater Foundation Medallion. Nick Jr. Magazine honored Judith Martin with a Playful People Award. The New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts explored The Paper Bag Players' five decades in an exhibition titled "The Paper Bag Players: 50 Years of Theater Art."

'Les Miserables' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
December 28, 2013 - White Plains

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables" is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Master of the House," and many more. Directed by Jeremy Quinn. Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri. Musical Staging by Lexie Fennell Frare.

A CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 28, 2013 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will be celebrating the holiday season this year with its family musical, "A Christmas Wizard of Oz." All the friends you know from Dorothy's famous trip to Oz return in this musical tale about the joy of giving and the happiness of home. But there's a twist...all the characters in this fun tale will be played by ONE ACTOR! Artistic director Jason Summers will play more than 20 characters in this completely interactive, musical holiday experience! To purchase tickets, visit wstshows.com, and buy tickets online or call 914-630-0804. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, NY.

Ben Rudnick and Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
December 28, 2013 - Garden City

One of Boston�s hottest family bands, Ben Rudnick and Friends, is returning to the LICM Theater. Celebrate winter in a bluegrass way. This award-winning family band is a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock n roll, plus some influences of the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more. They are ready to party and want everyone to join right in. Ben and Friends love the LICM crowds and are looking forward to performing. Come join the party and liven up your holidays.

Theatre Three's production of A Christmas Carol - Theatre Three
Through December 28, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Celebrate the season with Long Island?s own holiday tradition. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas?past, present and future. As described by Newsday??There could scarcely be a finer tribute to [Dickens?] legend than A Christmas Carol at Theatre Three." November 16-December 28, 2013.

Bossy Frog Holiday Show - Nyack Center
December 28, 2013 - Nyack

Rockland Parent, Arts Rock, and Milk and Cookies Playhouse present the most anticipated children's holiday show of the season. Kids are invited to join the Bossy Frog Band for music, dancing, costume characters, and free milk and cookies after the show.

A Christmas Story, The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 28, 2013 - Midtown

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. A Christmas Story is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. This new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette. Dan Lauria will once again lead the cast of the Tony Award-nominated musical. He will be joined by three other returning cast members from the Broadway production: John Bolton as The Old Man, Erin Dilly as Mother and Caroline O'Connor as Miss Shields. Ralphie will be played by Jake Lukas, who has appeared on Broadway in Newsies. The show made its debut last Christmas on Broadway. Returning to New York, A Christmas Story, The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

Pirate School - Symphony Space
December 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

This madcap, swashbuckling one-man family vaudeville show is performed by its creator, veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. Get ready to set sail for this adventurous show full of mischief, slapstick antics, magic, puppetry, zany music, rich special effects, and boisterous full-audience participation.

'Snow White' - Galli Theater
December 28, 2013 - Garment District

Filled with music and song sure to delight young and old, this show remains true to the original Brother's Grimm fairytale. The show follows a young princess whose stepmother is jealous of her growing beauty. Sent out into the forest alone, she is befriended by Mr. Seven-Dwarf. One day the magic mirror reveals to the wicked queen that Snow White is still alive, and she plots to be rid of her once and for all. Her plan is foiled when a young prince happens along and discovers Snow White. With the help of Mr. Seven-Dwarf, Snow White and her prince, live happily ever after. As with all of Galli Theaters show, Snow White is interactive, giving the young audience a chance to help the characters and actively participate in the performance.

Squonk: 'Mayhem and Majesty' - 59E59 Theaters
December 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

An epic spectacle of music, performance, and digital artistry, Mayhem and Majesty marks the NYC return of Squonk since their smash debut at PS122 in 2000. In this lush phantasmagoria, the sonic hooligans of Squonk explore the power of sound, turning music into a wild visceral experience.

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play - Studio Theatre
December 28, 2013 - Lindenhurst

George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, is perched precariously on a bridge threatening suicide. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel who has not yet earned his wings. Clarence shows George what Bedford Falls would be if George had never been born. This favorite classic is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's film of sacrifice and redemption in small town America. Set in a radio station in the 1940's with a live sound FX artist this poignant drama comes to life with five actors portraying 25 characters.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show - Goat On A Boat
December 28, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

At the Ark at Eight - The ArcLight Theatre
December 28, 2013 - New York

During the winter holidays Steps Theatre presents At the Ark at Eight a play by German writer Ulrich Hub, as translated by Heinar Piller. Join three inquisitive penguins and their guarding dove in their exciting adventures on Noah's Ark. Kids will will learn about the meaning of real friendship and importance of camaraderie and mutual aid, and even have a chance to contemplate God. This is an event for kids and adults and a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the theatre together.

The Paperbag Players - "Hiccup Help!" - Emelin Theatre
December 29, 2013 - Mamaroneck

For their new show, "Hiccup Help!," The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out "Lost In The Mall," "That's Good," and "A Perfect Picture," in which the picture is not only painted but comes to life as you watch. They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. There is an uproarious story of a grandad and his young grandson who both discover that you are never, never too old to play! In the title piece, an ordinary man with an extraordinary case of the hiccups sees a doctor who has a whole list of silly solutions but in the end even the Doctor is surprised by the cure! In "Real Magic," a magician loses control of his magic, but with the audience's help and a little cooperation everything works out magically! The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple - and simply hilarious for 55 years! True to this theatrical tradition, "Hiccup Help!" is guaranteed to have 4-8 year olds not only on the edge of their seats, but laughing, singing, and dancing in the aisles.. Most appropriate for ages 2 and older. ABOUT THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS The Paper Bag Players' touring has taken them to 37 states and to Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Israel, Iran, Egypt, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. This year's show will be seen by over 66,000 children in performances for the general public and for school children at 40 locations. The first theater for children to perform at Lincoln Center and to receive a grant from the NEA, The Bags have been recognized with an OBIE, awards for excellence from the American Association for Theater and Education, American Theater Wing Awards, the New York State Artists Award, The Broadway Theater Institute Award for Theater and Education, and the Children's Theater Foundation Medallion. Nick Jr. Magazine honored Judith Martin with a Playful People Award. The New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts explored The Paper Bag Players' five decades in an exhibition titled "The Paper Bag Players: 50 Years of Theater Art."For their new show, "Hiccup Help!," The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out "Lost In The Mall," "That's Good," and "A Perfect Picture," in which the picture is not only painted but comes to life as you watch. They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. There is an uproarious story of a grandad and his young grandson who both discover that you are never, never too old to play! In the title piece, an ordinary man with an extraordinary case of the hiccups sees a doctor who has a whole list of silly solutions but in the end even the Doctor is surprised by the cure! In "Real Magic," a magician loses control of his magic, but with the audience's help and a little cooperation everything works out magically! The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple - and simply hilarious for 55 years! True to this theatrical tradition, "Hiccup Help!" is guaranteed to have 4-8 year olds not only on the edge of their seats, but laughing, singing, and dancing in the aisles.. Most appropriate for ages 2 and older. ABOUT THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS The Paper Bag Players' touring has taken them to 37 states and to Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Israel, Iran, Egypt, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. This year's show will be seen by over 66,000 children in performances for the general public and for school children at 40 locations. The first theater for children to perform at Lincoln Center and to receive a grant from the NEA, The Bags have been recognized with an OBIE, awards for excellence from the American Association for Theater and Education, American Theater Wing Awards, the New York State Artists Award, The Broadway Theater Institute Award for Theater and Education, and the Children's Theater Foundation Medallion. Nick Jr. Magazine honored Judith Martin with a Playful People Award. The New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts explored The Paper Bag Players' five decades in an exhibition titled "The Paper Bag Players: 50 Years of Theater Art."

'Les Miserables' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
December 29, 2013 - White Plains

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables" is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Master of the House," and many more. Directed by Jeremy Quinn. Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri. Musical Staging by Lexie Fennell Frare.

A CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 29, 2013 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will be celebrating the holiday season this year with its family musical, "A Christmas Wizard of Oz." All the friends you know from Dorothy's famous trip to Oz return in this musical tale about the joy of giving and the happiness of home. But there's a twist...all the characters in this fun tale will be played by ONE ACTOR! Artistic director Jason Summers will play more than 20 characters in this completely interactive, musical holiday experience! To purchase tickets, visit wstshows.com, and buy tickets online or call 914-630-0804. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, NY.

Ben Rudnick and Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
December 29, 2013 - Garden City

One of Boston?s hottest family bands, Ben Rudnick and Friends, is returning to the LICM Theater. Celebrate winter in a bluegrass way. This award-winning family band is a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock n roll, plus some influences of the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more. They are ready to party and want everyone to join right in. Ben and Friends love the LICM crowds and are looking forward to performing. Come join the party and liven up your holidays.

A Christmas Story, The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 29, 2013 - Midtown

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. A Christmas Story is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. This new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette. Dan Lauria will once again lead the cast of the Tony Award-nominated musical. He will be joined by three other returning cast members from the Broadway production: John Bolton as The Old Man, Erin Dilly as Mother and Caroline O'Connor as Miss Shields. Ralphie will be played by Jake Lukas, who has appeared on Broadway in Newsies. The show made its debut last Christmas on Broadway. Returning to New York, A Christmas Story, The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

Spring Valley Puppets in "Jack and The Beanstalk" - White Plains Public Library
December 29, 2013 - White Plains

A puppet show for families with children in grades K-6.

Oliver - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through December 29, 2013 - Millburn

Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, this beloved classic will enthrall you from the start with the miraculous tale of a young orphan's quest to find home and family in Victorian London. Dickens larger-than-life characters sing and dance their way into your heart with iconic songs including "Food, Glorious Food," "Who Will Buy?," and "Consider Yourself." Don't miss this extraordinary musical with a holiday TWIST for the entire family. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

'Snow White' - Galli Theater
December 29, 2013 - Garment District

Filled with music and song sure to delight young and old, this show remains true to the original Brother's Grimm fairytale. The show follows a young princess whose stepmother is jealous of her growing beauty. Sent out into the forest alone, she is befriended by Mr. Seven-Dwarf. One day the magic mirror reveals to the wicked queen that Snow White is still alive, and she plots to be rid of her once and for all. Her plan is foiled when a young prince happens along and discovers Snow White. With the help of Mr. Seven-Dwarf, Snow White and her prince, live happily ever after. As with all of Galli Theaters show, Snow White is interactive, giving the young audience a chance to help the characters and actively participate in the performance.

Squonk: 'Mayhem and Majesty' - 59E59 Theaters
December 29, 2013 - Midtown

An epic spectacle of music, performance, and digital artistry, Mayhem and Majesty marks the NYC return of Squonk since their smash debut at PS122 in 2000. In this lush phantasmagoria, the sonic hooligans of Squonk explore the power of sound, turning music into a wild visceral experience.

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play - Studio Theatre
December 29, 2013 - Lindenhurst

George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, is perched precariously on a bridge threatening suicide. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel who has not yet earned his wings. Clarence shows George what Bedford Falls would be if George had never been born. This favorite classic is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's film of sacrifice and redemption in small town America. Set in a radio station in the 1940's with a live sound FX artist this poignant drama comes to life with five actors portraying 25 characters.

At the Ark at Eight - The ArcLight Theatre
December 29, 2013 - New York

During the winter holidays Steps Theatre presents At the Ark at Eight a play by German writer Ulrich Hub, as translated by Heinar Piller. Join three inquisitive penguins and their guarding dove in their exciting adventures on Noah's Ark. Kids will will learn about the meaning of real friendship and importance of camaraderie and mutual aid, and even have a chance to contemplate God. This is an event for kids and adults and a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the theatre together.

Exit Stage Left - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Flushing

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit, presents a rollicking speed of light comedy, featuring a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, EXIT STAGE LEFT packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. An ensemble of 5 present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy. Parallel Exit's work is inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. They have toured across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, to great critical acclaim. The company has received two Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and a "Spirit of the Fringe" award from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring performances by co-creators: Mike Dobson, Danny Gardner, Joel Jeske, Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth and Derek Roland. The production features set and lighting design by Maruti Evans (An Oresteia-Classic Stage Co, Alice vs. Wonderland-American Repertory Theatre). Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission. BIOGRAPHIES MIKE DOBSON (Composer/Creator/Performer) Percussionist Mike Dobson enjoys a career of highly diverse performance opportunities. Classically trained with degrees from Mannes College and The Hartt School, Mike has performed with orchestras such as the Westfield Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, and Bridgeport Symphony. Mike has also toured with Circus Smirkus as percussionist and music director. Other circuses include the Big Apple Circus and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. With Parallel Exit, Mike has performed in Time Step, Exit! Stage Left!, and Cut to the Chase. He received a Drama Desk nomination for co-creating Parallel Exit's ROOM 17B, for which he also created the original score. He has also played percussion in off-Broadway productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Target Margin's The Old Comedy, and Political Idol. Mike's versatility is revealed in the multi-genre list of outstanding and unique artists he has performed with, including master percussionist Glen Velez; jazz virtuosos Ira Sullivan, Nester Torres, and Dave Samuels; soprano Dawn Upshaw, comedian Mike Myers; and pop icon Paul Anka. He has been heard on NPR radio as well as CBS, MTV, and NBC television. Mike has also appeared on the Late Show with David Lettermen. Visit www.mikedobsonmusic.com. MARK LONERGAN (Artistic Director/Creator/Director) is a New York-based director/creator, and the Artistic Director of Parallel Exit, a two-time Drama Desk Award nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience. With Parallel Exit, he has created eight original works of physical theatre and received several grants and awards. Mark's work has been seen in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia, at festivals such as the Festival of Dreams in Austria, the COS Festival in Spain, the We Love Dance Festival in Japan, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the United States, and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland (Awarded: Spirit of the Fringe). In New York City, he has presented work at The New Victory Theater, The Lincoln Center Institute, 59E59 Theaters, the Duke on 42nd Street, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum, Ars Nova, and PS 122. Mark also works as a freelance director of productions in the United States and Canada. About Parallel Exit: Parallel Exit creates physical theatre inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Our work blends theatre, dance, and music into productions that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the variety arts for diverse and underserved communities of children and adults. Parallel Exit is one of the leading physical theatre companies in New York City. Our productions have earned the company critical acclaim and two Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience. We have presented our work in large venues (The New Victory Theater, The Guggenheim Museum), schools (through The Lincoln Center Institute and LEAP), and through partnerships with other organizations (Making Books Sing). Over the past 10 years, we have reached over 10,000 students in New York City public schools, and over 10,000 audience members in our theatrical venues. Parallel Exit was launched in 1997 when our production WHITE/NOISE/JUMP received "Best in The Fringe Festival - Excellence in Theatre" at the inaugural New York International Fringe Festival. Since then, Parallel Exit's work has explored a wide range of physical forms, from dance (POWERHOUSE, 2005), to vaudeville (CUT TO THE CHASE, 2007 and EXIT STAGE LEFT, 2009), to live-action silent film (VELOCITY, 1999 and THIS WAY THAT WAY, 2005), to tap (TIME STEP, 2008). In addition to our annual New York City season, Parallel Exit travels throughout the United States and the world to present our work to as wide an audience as possible. Our principal activities include original productions, an annual free performance series highlighting physical theatre artists in New York, and workshops and training in physical theatre at public schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Each of these programs is directly related to our mission of presenting physical theatre to audiences of all ages. About Queens Theatre: Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT's mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and feature international, national and local artists.

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
Through December 29, 2013 - Tarrytown

Charles Dickens will hold court inside the Lyndhurst mansion on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, December 12th through Sunday, December 29th. "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol" is a recreation of Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Dickens wrote a Christmas Carol in 1843 and performed public readings while touring throughout England beginning in 1857, and in the U.S. from 1867-1868. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined helper, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the mansion to tell his tale. This offers a novel way of simultaneously experiencing Lyndhurst and Dickens' classic tale. Go to lyndhurst.org or showclix.com/event/3734250 for times and online ticket purchase information.

Exit Stage Left - Queens Theatre
Through December 29, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this special holiday event from two-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit, which showcases phyiscal comedy, the newest, oldest, art form. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, this troupe packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. An ensemble of 5 present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy. Parallel Exit’s work is inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. They have toured across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, to great critical acclaim. The company has received two Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and a “Spirit of the Fringe” award from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “Featuring enough slamming doors, pratfalls, songs, magic tricks, tap-dancing and slapstick to fuel a dozen shows.” – The New York Post “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

'Les Miserables' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
December 30, 2013 - White Plains

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables" is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Master of the House," and many more. Directed by Jeremy Quinn. Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri. Musical Staging by Lexie Fennell Frare.

'A Christmas Carol' - Players Theatre
Through December 30, 2013 - Greenwich Village

A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts; his old business partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. See what happens when he gets a glimpse of his own future if he doesn't change his life. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out during this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge!

Dusty, The Cockney Chimney Sweep - Long Island Children's Museum
December 30, 2013 - Garden City

Perfect for the holiday season, this happy-go-lucky Chimney Sweep is right out of the pages of �Mary Poppins!� Dusty pulls from his magic carpet bag a slew of silly artifacts he�s found in clogged chimneys from Christmases past, plus a smudge of soot for good luck. Dusty will introduce you to his pet raccoon, perform his original Chimney Sweep Rap (and some classic holiday favorites) and even make it snow indoors.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2013 - New York

Celebrate the season with the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver! In this larger-than-life stage show, scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the Music Hall into a true winter wonderland. Longtime fans can look forward to classic numbers such as "New York at Christmas" and "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" as well as new numbers like the sensational "Snow."

'Three Bears Holiday Bash' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through December 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear's annual holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a "12 days of Christmas" sing-a-long during the performance! Written and directed by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's longtime artistic director, Bruce Cannon, Three Bears Holiday Bash draws from the stories of Hanukkah, The Night Before Christmas, and Kwanzaa, making it a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

The production will run through December 30. Please note the augmented schedule below for specific show dates.
• December 24-25th – Closed
• December 26th – 30th –11:00am and 1:00pm
Schedule subject to change, please check http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/ for most current schedule.

Piggy Nation The Musical - Snapple Theater Center
Through December 31, 2013 - New York

"Piggy Nation" is a funny, fast moving 60 minute musical full of lessons in avoiding "piggy" behavior. With an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, "Piggy Nation" follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But Sammy learns that everyone is a little piggy sometimes, even his dad. Full of lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration, "Piggy Nation" battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3+ and their parents and grandparents too.

'Les Miserables' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
December 31, 2013 - White Plains

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables" is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Master of the House," and many more. Directed by Jeremy Quinn. Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri. Musical Staging by Lexie Fennell Frare.

Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Staten Island

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, is performed as a 1940's live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play; the production also features a "Foley Artist" -- an actor creating all the sound effects live onstage.

'The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale' - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2013 - Centerport

This new, seasonal show is a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal that also explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring. The heroine, a young girl from a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest that leads her to a dragon's nest. What will she discover there, and how will it help her save her village? The production combines live-action puppetry with 3-D animation. November 23-December 31, 2013.

Countdown to 12! - Out of this World - Long Island Children's Museum
December 31, 2013 - Garden City

Join in this �Out of this World� New Year�s Eve party! Celebrate the arrival of the new year in the tradition of New York�s famed Times Square party. LICM is adding a twist to its party this year -- an outer space theme. The afternoon will be filled with fun activities, a 4pm ball drop, and an extreme dance party. Come ring in the new year all afternoon long as we welcome 2014!

BLUE MAN GROUP - Shubert Theater
Through December 31, 2013 - New Haven

This popular theatrical show combines comedy, music, and technology to produce a unique form of entertainment. With no spoken word, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures.

Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Celebration - Bronx Zoo
Through December 31, 2013 - Bronx

The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo's Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Celebration is back for the holiday season. The week-long celebration, running from Thursday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 31 features professional ice carving demonstrations, wildlife-themed ice sculpture displays, an interactive play area, and the popular Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Contest. Professional ice carvers will demonstrate their ice carving skills by creating icy representations of animals native to Arctic Beringia - an area that spans from Russia across Alaska into Northwest Canada. The region's tundra, coastal, and marine habitats are home to polar bears, whales, seals, muskoxen, arctic foxes, caribou and more, and these carvings will highlight the conservation work WCS is doing in the area. The featured event of the week-long ice carving festival will be the Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Contest on Saturday, December 28. The carvers will be judged by popular vote in categories including most lifelike, best in theme, and overall favorite. Additional activities include animal enrichment activities, crafts, an ice play area featuring a giant polar bear ice slide, and lifelike animal displays all carved out of solid ice. Toy Soldiers on Parade - a high--energy holiday carol trio - will provide entertainment as they sing and dance fully costumed as toy soldiers. For a full schedule of holiday activities, please visit bronxzoo.com.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - St. Luke's Theatre
Through January 01, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all. In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 02, 2014 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PRINCESSES & HEROES - Webster Bank Arena
January 02, 2014 - Bridgeport

Witness the magic as Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales told through artistic skating and acrobatics. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on many adventures. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula's spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show. Along with romance and adventure, the program offers dynamic special effects, set design and choreography.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! Winter Concert - Eastchester Public Library
January 02, 2014 - Eastchester

Join Sukey Molloy & Friends for an hour of sing-along fun with songs to make you happy! Sukey is an award-winning recording and video artist seen on "BabyFirst," known for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages birth-6 years. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, and Sunny, and enjoy the show! Call to pre-register: 201-384-1020.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
January 02, 2014 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play - Studio Theatre
January 03, 2014 - Lindenhurst

George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, is perched precariously on a bridge threatening suicide. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel who has not yet earned his wings. Clarence shows George what Bedford Falls would be if George had never been born. This favorite classic is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's film of sacrifice and redemption in small town America. Set in a radio station in the 1940's with a live sound FX artist this poignant drama comes to life with five actors portraying 25 characters.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PRINCESSES & HEROES - Webster Bank Arena
January 03, 2014 - Bridgeport

Witness the magic as Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales told through artistic skating and acrobatics. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on many adventures. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula's spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show. Along with romance and adventure, the program offers dynamic special effects, set design and choreography.

Winter Music with Sonic Escape - Long Island Children's Museum
January 03, 2014 - Garden City

Inspired by the themes of cold, shelter, solitude and reflection, Sonic Escape's repertoire will draw from Scandinavian folk and classical music (e.g. Scandinavian Folk Suite, Grieg�s Peer Gynt, Ghost Ship). Preceding the concert join the group in LICM�s �Sound Showers� gallery for some interactive pieces. Children can bring their own instruments to play or join in using instruments from around the world and found objects featured in the gallery.

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic - IZOD Center
January 03, 2014 - East Rutherford

Families are invited to join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Join the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and many Disney Princesses in a skating spectacular you'll remember forever.

THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET PERFORMS G. BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through January 04, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Tschaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Whether it's a first-time experience or an annual treat, don't miss the hottest holiday ticket in town.

Sing Back, Brooklyn with Lloyd H. Miller - Brooklyn Historical Society
January 04, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

The popular and kooky Lloyd H. Miller delivers a sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring stories, skits, movies, and more. Each month focuses on a different theme.

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play - Studio Theatre
January 04, 2014 - Lindenhurst

George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, is perched precariously on a bridge threatening suicide. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel who has not yet earned his wings. Clarence shows George what Bedford Falls would be if George had never been born. This favorite classic is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's film of sacrifice and redemption in small town America. Set in a radio station in the 1940's with a live sound FX artist this poignant drama comes to life with five actors portraying 25 characters.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PRINCESSES & HEROES - Webster Bank Arena
January 04, 2014 - Bridgeport

Witness the magic as Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales told through artistic skating and acrobatics. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on many adventures. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula's spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show. Along with romance and adventure, the program offers dynamic special effects, set design and choreography.

Broadway Training Center's Winter Gala: "Baby" - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 04, 2014 - Irvington

Presented by the Broadway Training Center of Westchester (BTC), a one-night, fully staged performance of the musical "Baby" to benefit the BTC.

Blues Clues Live - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 04, 2014 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
January 04, 2014 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Beauty And The Beast - Queensborough Community College
January 04, 2014 - Bayside

Belle, the conceited Gaston and the Prince retell one of Disney's most enchanting, and romantic classics, featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers.

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic - IZOD Center
January 04, 2014 - East Rutherford

Families are invited to join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Join the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and many Disney Princesses in a skating spectacular you'll remember forever.

Lunch Money and Belle et Bête Present: 'Planet Hopping' - Symphony Space
January 04, 2014 - Upper West Side

Planet Hopping is an exciting new collaboration between Columbia, SC, puppetry duo Belle et Bête and kindie rock band Lunch Money. Using original live music and various puppetry techniques including traditional marionettes and rod puppets, live video feed projections and sand drawing, Planet Hopping is the story of a young pilot and her robot sidekick. The audience joins the the unlikely pair as they travel through the solar system on a rocket ship voyage from earth to the stars, exploring the mysteries of the planets and the importance of friendship and family. The show mixes elements of sci-fi and intergalactic rock 'n' roll with real lessons about our solar system.

Hansel and Gretel - Galli Theater
January 04, 2014 - MIdtown

When Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods and stumble upon a house made of gingerbread they think their bad luck has ended, until they discover that the delicious house is a wicked witch’s home. This brother and sister most work together to outsmart the witch and find their way back to their father.Run time: 45 minutes

'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2014 - Elmsford

Make your days merry and bright by warming to an unforgettable tap-dancing delight! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas," that will fill you with the joy of the season. Through January 5, 2014.

'Mother Africa' - New Victory Theater
Through January 05, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

Merry and bright, Mother Africa will shine in a powerful performance of stunning African artistry when Circus Der Sinne makes its U.S. Premiere from Dec. 6–Jan. 5 at The New Victory Theater. Featuring a diverse cast from different countries throughout the African continent, Mother Africa mixes modern circus arts with traditional African dance and music. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the show features a cast of more than two dozen acrobats, musicians, and dancers who will fill the New Victory stage with breathtaking feats, exuberant afro-beats, and a swirl of colorful bazin and kitenge fabrics. Rare acts like the thrilling Icarian Games from Ethiopia, in which foot jugglers toss fellow acrobats into the air, join crowd favorites like a chair stack from Tanzania, and a contortionist from Kenya described as "the most flexible man in the world." A live band keeps the party going with every strike of the congos and strum of the mbira, while stilt dancers, gumboot steppers and a marvel of traditional masks showcase Africa's expressive dance culture. Rich in rhythm and robust in song, Mother Africa has earned rave reviews around the globe and has performed for nearly 1 million people worldwide since the show's debut in 2006. Mother Africahas a running time of 90 minutes including one intermission and is recommended for everyone ages five and older.

'The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families today. This show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin defies the laws of physics and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces.

'Penguins' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - Upper West Side

"Penguins," a new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic, opens at the American Museum of Natural History, on Monday, July 8. The film will screen at the museum through Jan. 9, 2014. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by nWave Pictures Distribution, the film is narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin?s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. The cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth?s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins will be shown daily in the Museum?s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (hourly). To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply. (For ticket pricing, please see page 3.) nWave Pictures Distribution and Serengeti Entertainment present Penguins, a film produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British media powerhouse SKY 3D (BSkyB) and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2014 - Bronx

The Holiday Train Show is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year features more trains than ever before, and a new holiday dining experience inspired by the historic streets of New York. Marvel at model trains zipping around New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the building replicas are constructed and - new this year - features a showcase of unique and historic model trains. Explore the exhibition in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family, and get your holiday shopping done too...it's a whole day of fun!

LUMINOCITY - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 12, 2014 - Lincoln Square

In Luminocity, Big Apple Circus' newest show, the Circus celebrates the city it calls home. In seats so close you feel like you're part of the action, see double trapeze artists, an equestrian who would fit right in with the NYPD, a clown, and an array of other circus performers. For the complete schedule of performances and tickets, visit bigapplecircus.org.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2014 - Norwalk

This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new, fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Parents: bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas to capture the special day! In the Ross Hall. Daily, Jan. 1-26. Times vary by date; see website.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America. Sundays through May 18. Doors open at 1pm; show starts at 1:30pm.

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