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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF JANUARY 12

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by Kids Events Editor January 12, 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 January 12 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 January 12, 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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Tavern Concert: Harbortown Review - Historic Richmond Town
January 12, 2013 - Staten Island

Bob Wright and his friends perform songs about Staten Island and its harbor environs.

Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 12, 2013 - Westbury

A delightful show that will capture children's attention as they learn about the protection of endangered animals.

The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiments of Scotland and The Band of The Scots Guards - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 12, 2013 - Greenvale

Be mesmerized by the pomp, circumstance, and stirring music from the British Isles.

The Little Prince - Bergen PAC
January 12, 2013 - Englewood

In association with Emmy Award Winning puppet designer Michael Schupbach, and Monkey Boys Productions (puppet builders on the West End production of Avenue Q and the most recent Broadway production/tour of Little Shop of Horrors) this beautiful new production uses inventive puppets, live actors, original music, and magnificent design to bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. The Little Prince, by Antione de St. Exupery, is one of the most beloved books of all time. Written in 1943, it has sold over 80 million copies in almost 200 languages.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 12, 2013 - White Plains

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is the award-winning musical sensation brought to the Broadway stage by a top-of-their-class team of producers, including PGT's own Barbara Whitman! This fun and fabulous feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. Hop from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Westchester's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser - who comes from the Broadway production to the PGT stage.) The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal! Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Nassau Coliseum
January 12, 2013 - Uniondale

Treasure Trove is Disney On Ice's newest skating spectacular. Enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses --Tiana, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock. Don't be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards.

Cinderella - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 12, 2013 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here – ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and “young at heart.”

Exit Stage Left - Emelin Theatre
January 12, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, this fresh, energetic, show packs more entertainment in a single performance than a three-ring circus, featuring tap dance, live music, and slapstick comedy. Be prepared for moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages. A Parallel Exit production for ages 4 and older.

The Bully Plays - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 12, 2013 - Irvington

A collection of plays and songs on the theme of bullying that are powerful, uplifting, and funny. Presented by the Little Village Playhouse. All tickets purchased at the door. Call 914-747-6206 for information.

Shakespeare in the Church - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
January 12, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed by the Red Monkey Theatre Group. Also view the site's feature exhibition, "A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson's Brief Life near St. Paul's Church."

KamiKaze FireFlies - Symphony Space
January 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

The KamiKaze FireFlies are a Los Angeles based two person vaudeville smack-down featuring Rob Williams (formerly of the renowned comedy troupe The Flaming Idiots) and Casey Martin (formerly of the acrobatic show Barely Balanced). Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family. To see the KamiKaze Fireflies perform, visit their website at kamikazefireflies.com and watch them on YouTube.

Mama Doni Gets Cooking on Long Island! - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
January 12, 2013 - East Hills

The inimitable Mama Doni will cook up a musical storm with a family show and book signing celebrating the release of Mama Doni's new book, "Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook & Rockin' Mama Doni Celebration" (Behrman House Publishing, $19.95). The centerpiece of the festivities will be an acoustic Mama Doni concert featuring an array of songs from the 29-track Mama Doni CD that's included with the book. Kids and families should come prepared for some aerobic challenges as they “Synagoguersize,” boogie to the Hamantaschen Dance for Purim, and of course join the famous “Challah Day” conga line. Hip young kids and their even hipper parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are all encouraged to get up and dance at this spirited Jewish rock concert.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
January 12, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Trout Fishing in America - Long Island Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

Blending humor with country and folk music, �Trout Fishing in America,� set the standard for family musical duos. Keith Grimwood (bass) and Ezra Idlet (guitar/banjo) have received critical attention for their family music, including four Grammy Award nominations, National Indie and Parents Choice awards.

Elvis Weekend - Bay Street Theatre
Through January 12, 2013 - Sag Harbor

On Friday, the movie is "Speedway." On Saturday, watch "Kid Galahad."

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Family Overture Series - City Center
January 12, 2013 - Midtown West

This season runs from Jan. 4-Jan. 20 and features three fully-staged productions including "The Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and "The Yeomen of the Guard." But along with the productions is the Family Overture Series, which is offered on three consecutive Saturdays and comes included with the price of your matinee ticket. Hosted by artistic director Albert Bergeret, the 45 minute sessions aim to immerse children in the worlds of the plays, and incorporate history, plot summary, and musical appreciation.

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF FANTASY - XL Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Hartford

Characters from Cars, Toy Story 3, Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid glide across the ice to take the audience from an enchanting undersea kingdom to the mystical world of Pixie Hollow and then on to a daycare center with rambunctious tots. Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Cars perform daring stunts. From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life. Tickets are available at Disneyonince.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

The Little Prince - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 13, 2013 - Westbury

This Event Has Been Cancelled.

Doktor Kaboom - Bergen PAC
January 13, 2013 - Englewood

Doktor Kaboom is an interactive, one-man science variety show created by actor/comedian David Epley. Epley creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration in a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, experiments and demonstrations.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 13, 2013 - White Plains

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is the award-winning musical sensation brought to the Broadway stage by a top-of-their-class team of producers, including PGT's own Barbara Whitman! This fun and fabulous feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. Hop from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Westchester's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser - who comes from the Broadway production to the PGT stage.) The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal! Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Nassau Coliseum
January 13, 2013 - Uniondale

Treasure Trove is Disney On Ice's newest skating spectacular. Enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses --Tiana, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock. Don't be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards.

Of Poetry & Music: Afternoon with George Wallace - Voelker Orth Museum
January 13, 2013 - Flushing

A special afternoon with Poet George Wallace and music provided by the Aaron Copeland School of Music. George Wallace, Suffolk County's First Poet Laureate, is an award winning poet and journalist from New York who has performed his work across America and in the great cities of Europe. Light refreshments will be served.

Mozart & Friends Recital Series - Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport
January 13, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy an intimate recital of music by Mozart and his friends, enhanced by the intimacy and acoustics of the Steinway Piano Gallery. You'll have the opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Today's performance will be by Elizabeth Mann on the flute.

Exploring the Orchestra:Sparkling Strings - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
January 13, 2013 - Stamford

What makes the string family so special? These 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children ages 4 to 7, and encourage all to get up close-and-personal with the musicians. Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203-325-1407 x10. For more information visit Stamfordsymphony.org. Ticket price includes admission.

Yonkers Philharmonic Free Concert - Saunders Trade High School
January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

The Yonkers Philharmonic's second concert of the Gala 50th Anniversary Season. The program features Andy Lin playing Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto, Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture, Brahms Second Symphony, and Engraft composed by Jeeyoung Kim, a concerto for Erhu and strings. The Erhu is a two-stringed, bowed, traditional Chinese instrument. Through the Erhu, composer Jeeyoung Kim expresses the deep and mixed emotions of her Asian roots. The Erhu gives off a timbre almost comparable to a human's, and is as exciting to watch being played as it is unusual in sound. Maestro James Sadewhite will give a brief pre-concert lecture in the Saunders High School auditorium at 2:15 pm. Like us on Facebook and hold the date of March 10th for the Beethoven 9th Gala Concert at SUNY Purchase. Key concert information for January 13, 2013 This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government. Thank you also to the Westchester Community Foundation for supporting our orchestra.

PUPPET SHOW - WINTER IS HERE! - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Dance with Jilly and her silly, fluffy puppets. Play instruments, hear stories, participate in fun games. Online pre-registration suggested as shows usually sell out. See website for details.

Stam-Pede - Symphony Space
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Introduce the kids to the world of percussive dance with everything from tap to Irish dance to innovative body percussion, by over half-a-dozen celebrated dance companies.

BYOK: Princess Katie & Racer Steve: The 'Cool Like That' Concert - 92YTribeca
January 13, 2013 - Tribeca

Popular kiddie rockers Princess Katie & Racer Steve present their "Cool Like That Concert!" A high-energy concert for kids and families where the kids are encouraged to dress cool—sunglasses, jeans, spiked hair, bring signs to hold up. It's all good! Known for their ultra-fun concerts that will have you dancing, laughing and singing your hearts out, Princess Katie & Racer Steve will be playing songs from all their CDs, including their soon-to-be-released Love Cake & Monsters.

January Jazz at Old Town Hall Museum - Old Town Hall Museum
January 13, 2013 - Stamford

Hear The Lee Gordon Trio, jazz ensemble and attend an Open Rehearsal featuring dancers from The Ballet School of Stamford.

Graham Clarke in Concert - My Favorite Place
January 14, 2013 - Greenwich

This high-energy musician entertains kids and grown-ups with music, humor, stories, and games.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
January 15, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Disney On Ice presents 'Treasure Trove' - Prudential Center
January 17, 2013 - Newark

Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses.

Disney On Ice presents 'Treasure Trove' - Prudential Center
January 18, 2013 - Newark

Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses.

The Little Prince - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 18, 2013 - Irvington

The beloved classic comes alive on stage, filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics. Presented by the Little Village Playhouse. All tickets purchased at the door. Call 914-747-6206 for information.

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
January 18, 2013 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 18, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

Rolie Polie Guacamole - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
January 18, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

The acclaimed kindie rock group holds residency every Friday at the Y.

Bat Boy: The Musical - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. presents "Bat Boy: The Musical." Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Directed by Michael J. Mirra. Musical direction by Mary Ann Ivan; choreographed by Theresa Burns. Based on a story ripped straight from The Weekly World News tabloid, "Bat Boy: The Musical" is a faux-horror musical comedy about a half boy/half bat creature who is rescued from a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia, and taken in by the empathetic wife of the local veterinarian. "Edgar," as he's named, quickly learns to speak and act in civilized ways as a "normal" boy - even falling in love for the first time. Danger looms, however, when a murderous rampage sweeps Hope Falls, the town learns of a deep, dark secret, and the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin is revealed. This off-kilter satire, which will reunite the director and choreographer behind the Westchester premiere of "Reefer Madness!", offers clever send-ups to other celebrated musicals, a hilarious book, surprising twists and turns of plot, and a lesson in the agony of being different and accepting your inner beast. To purchase tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/298524, or call 800-838-3006 and mention "Bat Boy." Through January 26.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is the award-winning musical sensation brought to the Broadway stage by a top-of-their-class team of producers, including PGT's own Barbara Whitman! This fun and fabulous feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. Hop from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Westchester's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser - who comes from the Broadway production to the PGT stage.) The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal! Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Little Secret Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Long Island City

Climb on board and get ready for adventure in this new children's musical. The play revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly, who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed.

Cinderella - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 19, 2013 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here -- ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and "young at heart."

Disney On Ice presents 'Treasure Trove' - Prudential Center
January 19, 2013 - Newark

Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses.

The Little Prince - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 19, 2013 - Irvington

The beloved classic comes alive on stage, filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics. Presented by the Little Village Playhouse. All tickets purchased at the door. Call 914-747-6206 for information.

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA Pageants - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
January 19, 2013 - Purchase

Miss New York Teen USA and Miss New York USA, presented by The Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump, and K2 Productions. Watch an amazing group of young women take the stage live to compete for the crowns.

Action Racket - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Budding thespians get ready to shine as Action Racket Theater takes them through the motions of creating their own theater performance.

Down the Rabbit Hole - Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher Theater
January 19, 2013 - Fort Greene

This special celebration launches BAM's season of educational and family programs with the Story Pirates' sketch theater performances and Urban Stages doing its Blown Away by Poetry. Face painting and other activities will be going on and children are invited to dress as their favorite storybook characters.

Tavern Concert: The Whistling Wolves - Historic Richmond Town
January 19, 2013 - Staten Island

The Whistling Wolves perform traditional music using traditional folk instruments.

Moona Luna - Symphony Space
January 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

A rich, flavorful platter of Latin rhythms with a rock and roll flare.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
January 19, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The world's most famous rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty and love. Setting out from the Tiwilliger Workshop, Raggedy Ann and friends embark on an adventure to bring a special little girl a very special doll.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging 45-minute concerts designed for children ages 6 and younger include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. No reservations needed, but space is limited.

Winter Tales with Chuck Stead - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 19, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

The Nature Place Day Camp spotlights their favorite storyteller, Chuck Stead, to spin tales of winter, wonder, and surprise. Chuck enthralls children and adults alike with his hilarious and heartbreaking stories. This event is will be followed by an open house, from 1-4pm.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Family Overture Series - City Center
January 19, 2013 - Midtown West

This season runs from Jan. 4-Jan. 20 and features three fully-staged productions including "The Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and "The Yeomen of the Guard." But along with the productions is the Family Overture Series, which is offered on three consecutive Saturdays and comes included with the price of your matinee ticket. Hosted by artistic director Albert Bergeret, the 45 minute sessions aim to immerse children in the worlds of the plays, and incorporate history, plot summary, and musical appreciation.

Bat Boy: The Musical - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. presents "Bat Boy: The Musical." Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Directed by Michael J. Mirra. Musical direction by Mary Ann Ivan; choreographed by Theresa Burns. Based on a story ripped straight from The Weekly World News tabloid, "Bat Boy: The Musical" is a faux-horror musical comedy about a half boy/half bat creature who is rescued from a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia, and taken in by the empathetic wife of the local veterinarian. "Edgar," as he's named, quickly learns to speak and act in civilized ways as a "normal" boy - even falling in love for the first time. Danger looms, however, when a murderous rampage sweeps Hope Falls, the town learns of a deep, dark secret, and the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin is revealed. This off-kilter satire, which will reunite the director and choreographer behind the Westchester premiere of "Reefer Madness!", offers clever send-ups to other celebrated musicals, a hilarious book, surprising twists and turns of plot, and a lesson in the agony of being different and accepting your inner beast. To purchase tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/298524, or call 800-838-3006 and mention "Bat Boy." Through January 26.

Harrison Players' Winter Open Mike Night - Veterans' Memorial Building
January 19, 2013 - Harrison

The Harrison Players Community Theater Group, Inc. presents Open Mike Night. Working on a song? Got a dance routine you're dying to try out? Wrote a poem you'd like to share? Got a guitar/instrument solo you'd like to test out? Do you love to sing and want to do it onstage? Performers must arrive at 7pm. Maximum of two pieces or 6 minutes per performer. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Performances MUST be appropriate for ALL audience members.

Jon Chattman's First Annual "Pop Goes the Culture" Awards and Variety Show - White Plains Performing Art Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

Jon Chattman's First Annual "Pop Goes the Culture" Awards and Variety Show. The online music series "A-Sides with Jon Chattman," in collaboration with The Digital Arts Experience, presents an evening of meaningful live performances and well-intentioned meaningless awards hosted by acclaimed comedian Carlos A. Gonzalez. The show will feature live music and comedy performances from local and national talent, and honor WWE wrestling icon Jimmy Snuka, 30 Rock actor Grizz Chapman, ABC-TV's Bill Evans, children's entertainers Carole & Paula, Slim Goodbody, and more.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 27, 2013 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure by helping Thomas find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship, and discovery. Parents: bring your camera for a photo op with Thomas to capture the special day. Daily, Jan. 1-27.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 03, 2013 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter. "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy's Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

The Prince and the Magic Flute - Puppetworks
Through March 24, 2013 - Park Slope

An hour of melodrama as the Prince asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the birdcatcher's mouth. You have to be there...

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 31, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 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.

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