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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF JANUARY 26

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by Kids Events Editor January 26, 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 26 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 26, 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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Musical: 'Disney's The Little Mermaid' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 26, 2013 - Irvington

Presented by The Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the adventurous young mermaid Ariel - who's got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart - longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. All she has to do is defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the mean old sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome, but human, Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Snow Date: Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2pm.

Tribute to 50 Years of Rock and Roll - Mexicali Live Cafe
January 26, 2013 - Teaneck

The School of Rock presents this show featuring the musical talent of students ages 8 through 18.

Cinderella - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 26, 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.”

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
January 26, 2013 - Uniondale

The event will feature some of the most powerful monster trucks on the circuit, including the legendary Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Aftershock and more. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving. Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. The Party in the Pits gives fans the opportunity to view the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks.

Meet the Beatles - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 26, 2013 - Ridgefield

The cast of Beatlemania perform Beatle songs and bring the one of the most popular bands to life by immitating the groups hair, clothes and costumes.

Alex and Matt 'C' Variations: A Musical Experience for Children on the Autism Spectrum - Warner Library
January 26, 2013 - Tarrytown

Does your family love Broadway, folk, rock n' roll and classic children's tunes? Are you looking for a fun music show for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum? Then check out Alex and Matt's "C" Variations. Alex and Matt lead families through 45 minutes of participatory music where children get to move, sing and "C" variations between different instruments. The show incorporates rhythm intervention techniques that are helpful for body awareness and visual-spatial development. Designed for children ages 3-9 years old, but parents and family members are invited to participate in this positive music experience. At the end of the show there will also be demonstrations of larger instruments including guitars, a viola, and an electric violin. Sign up by visiting or calling the Children's Room.

Music! - Madison Theatre, Molloy College
January 26, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Like many artists, to whom music is a life-long passion, Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) and Iiro Rantala (piano) have found no limits to their musical creativity, which brings them together also for this duo project. They are both amazingly versatile musicians, having not only remarkable solo careers but also a vast record of prizes in competitions, acknowledgments and nominations as well as astonishing lists of compositions in different genres.

Westchester County Bridal Expo - Westchester County Center
January 26, 2013 - White Plains

The Westchester County Bridal Expo opens for one sparkling day at the Westchester County Center! Westchester County is a hot spot for weddings. With the proven format of combining fashion shows with a large vendor presence, this bridal shows offer couples the unique opportunity to shop for every facet of their wedding needs in one location. It's a time saver for busy working people, to find everything they need in one day and at one bridal show - and not just one, but several of each bridal product or service, providing a wide variety of styles and prices to suit every taste and budget. It's a day of elegant fashion shows, live bands, breathtaking displays, mouthwatering samples of fine foods and confections, and the convenience of finding it all in one place.

Harman Signature Recitals Series - Stamford Palace Theater
January 26, 2013 - Stamford

American pianist Jeremy Denk performs selections from Liszt and Brahms. He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New World, St. Louis, and San Francisco Symphonies.

Pianist Jean Park in Concert - Forest Hills Library
January 26, 2013 - Forest Hills

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music. Distinguished and talented pianist Jean (Huang) Park presents a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Ligeti, and Liszt.

Hudson Chorale: On Strings of Song - Scarborough Presbyterian Chruch
January 26, 2013 - Briarcliff Manor

Hudson Chorale, Westchester's largest mixed chorus, launches its 2012-2013 season with an exhilarating concert designed to appeal to all musical tastes, from the Classical to the Modern to the Great White Way. Titled "On Strings of Song," the program features an eclectic mix of inspiring works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, tender, jewel-like love songs by the modern master, Eric Whitacre, a stirring anthem by Lukas Foss, and well-loved choruses from the musical stage by composers Gershwin and Sondheim, all accompanied by a string ensemble. A sumptuous post-concert reception, a long-standing Hudson Chorale tradition, will be held in the parish hall immediately following the concert. The program is in keeping with the chorus' goal of providing both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing, offering a repertoire that ranges from the great masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Michael Conley is the Music Director of the Hudson Chorale. Mr. Conley enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, composer, pianist, organist, and singer. In addition to serving as Music Director of the Hudson Chorale, Mr. Conley is Music Director of the highly popular West Village Chorale and the Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 914-462-3212 or visiting hudsonchorale.org. Scarborough Presbyterian Church has parking and is handicap accessible.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
January 26, 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.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
January 26, 2013 - Upper East Side

There is nothing like an old-fashioned "Western Welcome" to get a show off to a rousing start. When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine," singing and wishing you a great big "Howdy!," you'll be up on your feet clapping and singing along. "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine" combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children 4 though 8 years old, there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family. And, Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
January 26, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Tavern Concert: Julia and Kacey - Historic Richmond Town
January 26, 2013 - Staten Island

Julia Gorgano and Kacey Valazquez, both native Staten Islanders, perform their fusion of country, pop, and rock music.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Barclays Center
January 26, 2013 - Prospect Heights

From Peter Pan to Buzz Lightyear, all of Disney's best-known characters appear in this ice skating showcase. Excerpts from beloved Disney tales are performed as well. This show has been receiving excellent reviews.

Parsons Dance Family Matinee - The Joyce Theater
January 26, 2013 - Chelsea

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating American works of extraordinary artistry that are both engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally, including an annual season in its home community of New York City. Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 80 works choreographed by David Parsons. The company will present a family matinee program that features kid-friendly Parsons Dance classics. "Dawn to Dusk" celebrates the diverse people and landscapes of Southern Florida. Set to the music of Grammy-Award winner Andrew Bird and Miami's legendary Tiempo Libre, Parsons Dance presents stunning choreography integrated with streaming high-definition footage of the dancers who also appear onstage. The backdrop fills the stage with powerful photographs by Clyde Butcher and footage captured by Blue Land Media of the dancers in four of Florida's most precious wildlife parks. Audiences will experience these locations, with their delicate ecology and unique challenges that have been preserved and protected for our use. From primitive to urban cultures and environments, David Parsons' newest work takes the audience on a journey from Dawn to Dusk. The program also includes David Parsons' 2005 Mozart-inspired work, "Wolfgang," ensemble classic, "In The End," with music by Dave Matthews Band, and David Parsons' stroboscopic masterwork, "Caught."

Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips - Symphony Space
January 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

With songs and music bound together by the perennial concept of love, Mista Cookie Jar blends hip-hop, reggae, and folk-rock together for a lively show filled with great music and awesome visual style.

Brownstone's School's Children's Music Concert featuring Princess Katie & Racer Steve - P.S. 87 - Auditorium
January 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

This fun concert will feature Princess Katie and Racer Steve.

Bat Boy: The Musical - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 26, 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.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 26, 2013 - Tarrytown

Sorority Girl Elle Woods chases her ex-boyfriend all the way to Harvard Law School. Presented by Random Farm Kids' Theater. The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

MAX MAVEN THINKING IN PERSON: AN EVENING OF KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING - Emelin Theatre
January 26, 2013 - Mamaroneck

"Max Maven Thinking In Person: An Evening of Knowing and Not Knowing" is not exactly a one-man show, because it involves hundreds of minds...including yours. Recently, the show had a successful off-Broadway run in New York. People magazine hailed Max Maven's work as "a new form of participatory theater." The New York Times observed that Max's "category-defying mind-reading show veers into conceptual art." The Los Angeles Times stated that Maven's "improvisational skill is enhanced by a charismatic animal magnetism." We're not sure exactly what that's supposed to mean, but apparently audiences in over three dozen countries agree. Magic magazine named Maven one of the 20th century's 100 most influential people in the field of theatrical magic, citing his ability for "entertaining and astonishing audiences with his bizarre brand of mental magic...Most of Maven�s mind-boggling feats are accomplished through psychological subterfuge that he himself has cunningly created." Variety magazine summed it up: "The combo of mental marvels and serpent-like humor marks Maven as an original." Note: program not suitable for children younger than 12.

YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE - 'Mystical Music of the Middle East' - Academic Arts Theatre at Weschester Community College
January 26, 2013 - Valhalla

Led by Oscar winning composer Yuval Ron (music for "West Bank Story"), this is an evening for those seeking truth, and to enjoy the traditions of a whirling dervish, belly dancer, vocalist, and internationally recorded musicians. Formed in 1999, this ensemble bridges the Judaic-Christian-Muslim worlds of the Middle East through music and dance in a uniquely mystical, spiritual, and inspiring cultural celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Arabic, and Armenian Christian artists actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide.

Freaky Pets Live! - The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
January 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

Freaky Pets Live! is an exciting show for the family, full of non-stop dance, audience participation, comedy, music, and singing. Enter the world of Freaky Pets as they hang out, play, sing, and dance. Through fun, music, and silliness, the show explores how it's okay to feel what you feel, how focusing on school is cool, and the importance of following rules and being polite.

Meet the Music! Beethoven, Brahms, and a Banjo - Alice Tully Hall
January 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The wacky private ear, Inspector Pulse, receives a banjo for a present. It comes with an instruction manual that only teaches three chords: I, IV, and V. At first, he finds this terribly limiting but he soon discovers that those same three chords are very important in lots of music, from folk songs to Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms.

'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.

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
January 27, 2013 - Uniondale

The event will feature some of the most powerful monster trucks on the circuit, including the legendary Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Aftershock and more. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving. Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Landmark on Main Street
January 27, 2013 - Port Washington

Dubbed the "'IT girl' in kids/family music" by NY Magazine and the "Sheryl Crow for kids" by the NY Post, Bari's songs are a huge hit with children and adults. Her catchy, pop, family-friendly tunes, interactive live shows and heavy rotation radio play have gained the band literally thousands of young (and not so young) fans. She will perform songs from her hit debut album Rock and Roll Garden as well as her latest album, Anna and the Cupcakes.

Fancy Nancy, The Musical - Westport Country Playhouse
January 27, 2013 - Westport

Fancy Nancy and her friends audition for their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive that she will be picked to be a mermaid. When another girl wins the coveted role, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role even though it isn't the one she wanted? Based on the series of books by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser and produced by the Vital Theatre Company, the show is recommended for ages 6 ? 10.

The Chappaqua Orchestra Chamber Series presents Shattered Glass - Chappaqua Library auditorium
January 27, 2013 - Chappaqua

"Shattered Glass," an exciting, young, conductor-less ensemble composed of virtuoso violins, violas, and cellos perform a dynamic program of classics. Audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception following the concert.

'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' - Emelin Theatre
January 27, 2013 - Mamaroneck

A father and his four children - a toddler, a preschool boy, and two older girls - go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant. The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear, who chases them all back to their home. It's a fantastic journey with the family's actions (and interactions) adding a good natured, jolly mood.

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.

Tommorows Artist Today: Face The Music - The Church-in -the Gardens
January 27, 2013 - Forest Hills

Musica Reginae has one foot planted in traditional classical music but is striding into the exciting world of new classical music. Enjoy an evening with this "alt-classical" ensemble of more than seventy unusually talented teenagers from in and around New York City.

Masters of Illusion Live! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 27, 2013 - Westbury

Now you see it, now you don't! This award-winning TV series performs their magical show live.

Mista Cookie Jar - Long Island Children's Museum
January 27, 2013 - Garden City

Los Angeles-based "kindie rocker" Mista Cookie Jar (aka C. J. Pizarro) brings his urban-island-folky-rock-and-roll sounds to LICM. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry and hip-hop production, his music oozes positivity and love. Settle in for a performance that mixes rock star excitement with the warmth of family music.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
January 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

There is nothing like an old-fashioned "Western Welcome" to get a show off to a rousing start. When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine," singing and wishing you a great big "Howdy!," you'll be up on your feet clapping and singing along. "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine" combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children 4 though 8 years old, there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family. And, Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Barclays Center
January 27, 2013 - Prospect Heights

From Peter Pan to Buzz Lightyear, all of Disney's best-known characters appear in this ice skating showcase. Excerpts from beloved Disney tales are performed as well. This show has been receiving excellent reviews.

BYOK: Ben Rudnick and Friends - 92YTribeca
January 27, 2013 - Tribeca

Quirky lyrics and the swing and bounce of American roots music are singer-songwriter Ben Rudnick's trademark, and he combines them to winning effect in his latest musical potpourri at the Bring Your Own Kid series. Fiddler to the stars, Kenny Kosek, will be joining the band for this show. A Manhattan resident, Kenny has played with the likes of Wille Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Chaka Kahn and James Taylor.

The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare - Staller Center - Stony Brook University
January 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

The innovative Lightwire Theater company creates characters using electroluminescent wire to tell two classic children's classics.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 27, 2013 - Tarrytown

Sorority Girl Elle Woods chases her ex-boyfriend all the way to Harvard Law School. Presented by Random Farm Kids' Theater. The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

Jazz for Svetlana - Music Conservatory of Westchester
January 27, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) will host the release party and concert event for "Jazz for Svetlana," a critically-acclaimed compilation of jazz favorites performed by former MCW Dean/Jazz Head Bob Arthurs, and Steve LaMattina, a longtime former faculty musician. Conservatory pianist and renowned musician Svetlana Gorokhovich will be a guest performer at the event. Partial proceeds from CD sales will benefit the community music school and its programming. Refreshments will be served.

Jazz Kids! with Amy - 55 Bar
January 27, 2013 - West Village

At this interactive afternoon concert, kids ages 2-6 can play along and listen to kid-friendly jazz songs while learning a little bit about this music genre. Free snacks; beverages for kids and parents are available for purchase.

Auditions for Hello Dolly - Andrean Hall
Through January 28, 2013 - Flushing

Children grades 3 and up and adults of all ages are welcome to audition. Please come 15 minutes early to fill out your audition form. Be prepared to sing a song from the show and children can sing Happy Birthday . If you have any questions send an email to theandreanplayers@gmail.com

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
January 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur. For ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2. No registration required.

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.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! - The Paramount
Through January 31, 2013 - Huntington

Winner of Billboard's Creative Content Award, Yo Gabba Gabba Live brings DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa and all their friends to the stage and gets the audience to "shake their sillies out".

Irvington's 7th Annual Spelling Bee - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 01, 2013 - Irvington

A favorite community-wide event, featuring teams composed of firefighters, teachers, students, politicians, writers, actors, students, and commuters. This fund-raiser for the local library includes live music, mop-headed judges, and raffle prizes. For more information or to register to compete visit friendsoftheirvingtonlibrary.org. Snow Date: Saturday, January 2, 2012 at 11am.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 01, 2013 - East Rutherford

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Freestyle Mania crashes into the IZOD Center this winter, offering monster truck fans a non-stop, all freestyle version of the original Monster Jam. Featuring some of the world's most prestigious trucks, Freestyle Mania also includes a range of mind-blowing freestyle competitions, featuring Monster Jam Freestyle, Wheelie, Compulsories, and Donuts competitions interspersed with Quad-FMX, Freestyle Super Bike, Freestyle Motocross and Freestyle BMX during an action packed two-hour event.

The Campbell Brothers - Landmark on Main Street
February 01, 2013 - Port Washington

In honor of Black History Month, The Campbell Brothers, musicians and singers, bring that good "down-home" music to the stage. The New York Times raves that "The Campbell Brothers play music that until recently was heard only in gospel churches." Prepare to rock, swing, clap, stomp, and enjoy the rhythms of African-American gospel music.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 01, 2013 - Tarrytown

Sorority Girl Elle Woods chases her ex-boyfriend all the way to Harvard Law School. Presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater. The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

"The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 01, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

'Tribute to the Great Jazz Organists, Nancy Wilson and Tap!' - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 01, 2013 - Dix Hills

John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert - The Theatre at Westbury
February 01, 2013 - Westbury

For the first time in 15 years, audiences will get a-close-as-they-can-get experience of seeing two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and Poet Laureate of Colorado John Denver in a concert setting. Featuring archival video footage of Denver performing classic songs backed by live performances from former members of his band with an accompanying string section, the concert is a musical treat and unforgettable tribute to Denver.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
February 02, 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.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 02, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

There is nothing like an old-fashioned "Western Welcome" to get a show off to a rousing start. When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine," singing and wishing you a great big "Howdy!," you'll be up on your feet clapping and singing along. "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine" combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children 4 though 8 years old, there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family. And, Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Bridgeport

Writer and director Maria Vee's comical and modernized version of the classic musical takes place long ago in an unusual and far away land, where a bullying Prince and his entire castle have been put under a magical enchantment. Close by in the French village of Fromagerie-by-the Sea, Beauty - who likes to be called B - is bored with village life but finds unexpected adventures when she becomes a prisoner in the Prince's outlandish castle.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 02, 2013 - East Rutherford

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Freestyle Mania crashes into the IZOD Center this winter, offering monster truck fans a non-stop, all freestyle version of the original Monster Jam. Featuring some of the world's most prestigious trucks, Freestyle Mania also includes a range of mind-blowing freestyle competitions, featuring Monster Jam Freestyle, Wheelie, Compulsories, and Donuts competitions interspersed with Quad-FMX, Freestyle Super Bike, Freestyle Motocross and Freestyle BMX during an action packed two-hour event.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
February 02, 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.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 02, 2013 - Bellmore

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Meet and greet the cast after the show. Reserve tickets online or by phone.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Flushing Library
February 02, 2013 - Flushing

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to such legendary trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Clifford Brown,Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Eddie Allen himself.

The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents: 'Queen Kunka Bunka and The Rotten Royal Rascals' - The Ford Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company (CTC) of Peekskill presents an original musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. The story is set in the land of Kunka Bunka, which is ruled by a kind and benevolent Queen, who is consumed with worry as she discovers that none of her children have the leadership qualities suited to govern the land. Tickets can be purchased prior to each performance at The Ford Theatre. For information, call 914-930-6600 or 914-325-1053. For more information about CTC, visit ctcpeekskill.org.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 02, 2013 - Tarrytown

Sorority Girl Elle Woods chases her ex-boyfriend all the way to Harvard Law School. Presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater. The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - Symphony Space
February 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

A hip-shaking, head-bopping morning of music for the cool family crowd from award-winning singer and songwriter Lucky Diaz. With an audience base growing by the second, Lucky and crew are known for inspiring dance parties all around the country. Visit luckydiazmusic.com for song samples and more information.

Highlights, Sit Down, Your're Rockin The Boat! - Norwalk Concert Hall
February 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy a selection of Broadway melodies from a number of musicals, including The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, and Guys & Dolls.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE - Fairfield Theatre Company
February 02, 2013 - Fairfield

At Creekwood Elementary, the day of the big race is approaching. Harvey Hare has always ruled the roost but this year there is a new competitor: Tommy Tortoise. Based on Aesop's fable, the classic story gets a new and comic spin in this contemporary musical tale of bullying and self-acceptance. For tickets, go to nctcompany.org.

Mostly Moptop in 'Two of Us: The Ballad of John & Paul' - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - Dix Hills

Mostly Moptop returns to the Center with a shared commemoration of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday and the annual February anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964. The show will perform the greatest of Lennon & McCartney's Beatles-era music, while also taking the audience through each icon's music.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 02, 2013 - Northport

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Igudesman & Joo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2013 - Greenvale

Think Mozart hijacked by Monty Python and you have some idea of the mayhem created at the highest level of musicianship on worldwide stages - and immortalized on videos with more than 30 million views - by violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo, classically-trained artists who bring an uproarious, sidesplitting approach to the concert performance.

'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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 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. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 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. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

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

Puppets present the melodramatic tale of a Prince who asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the bird catcher's mouth. (You have to be there...)

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at cathiei@jccrockland.org, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 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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