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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF JANUARY 5

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by Kids Events Editor January 5, 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 5 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 5, 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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'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2013 - 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, 2013.

Blues Clues Live - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 05, 2013 - Bellmore

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

The Barber of Seville - Metropolitan Opera
Through January 05, 2013 - New York

The Metropolitan Opera's special holiday presentation this year is Bartlett Sher's abridged, English version of Rossini's comic masterpiece. A perfect way to introduce kids and others to the magic of the opera, featuring slapstick comedy and pure romance. The charming and irresistible cast of young stars includes Isabel Leonard as the lovely Rosina, Alek Shrader as the Count who woos her, and Rodion Pogossov as the conspiring barber. Performances on 12/18, 22, 26, 27, 29, 1/3 & 5.

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove - IZOD Center
January 05, 2013 - East Rutherford

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Then set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Also, trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Finally, 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.

Jack Hanna & Animal Friends - It's A Zoo In Here! - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 05, 2013 - Tarrytown

Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna is famous from countless TV appearances on the "David Letterman Show," "Good Morning America," and "Larry King," as well as his own hugely popular TV shows, such as "Animal Adventures" and his current Emmy-winning show "Jack Hanna's Into The Wild." His stage show features an incredible multitude of real live animals, from insects to large mammals, as well as video clips and bloopers from his TV shows. There will be a large video screen to make sure everyone sees even the tiniest animals well. Note: Children's Discounts available on all non-premium seats: put seats in shopping cart, THEN apply discounts.

Tavern Concert: Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson - Historic Richmond Town
January 05, 2013 - Staten Island

Story tellling and old tunes as told and played by Bob and Norm with their banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandola.

Alastair Moock - Symphony Space
January 05, 2013 - Upper West Side

Delta blues meets traditional folk and rowdy roots, with timeless music from yesterday and today.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Family Overture Series - City Center
January 05, 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.

'Mulan The Musical' At Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Extreme Sleepover - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through January 05, 2013 - Times Square

"Mulan the Musical" comes to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square for a special "Extreme Sleepover" event that brings a theatrical twist on the Odditorium's famed overnight experience. This one-of-a-kind sleepover features a performance and meet-and-greet with cast members from "Mulan the Musical", games, late-night scavenger hunt, and more. Cast members of the "Mulan the Musical" will head to Ripley's Times Square for a 10pm performance and group music lesson on how to play the show's unique percussion instruments. Ripley's "Extreme Sleepover" includes admission to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium featuring more than 500 real, astonishing artifacts; Ripley's scavenger hunt; a family-friendly movie; access to Ripley's Impossible LaseRace; pizza party, snacks and full breakfast; Ripley's limited edition t-shirt; survivor certificate; and games and activities throughout the night. All guests need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, flashlight, and their curiosity. For the first time in the United States, China's world-renowned female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies, the first female-only percussion group in the world, reinterprets this timeless, classic tale of one young girl's bravery in the face of adversity. An inspiring journey for the entire family, "Mulan the Musical" tells the story of a peasant girl so committed to her ailing father that she disguises herself as a man and takes his place in the Emperor's army. For more information or to book, call 212-398-3133 between the hours of 9am-5pm or email [email protected]

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

'The Ugly Duckling' & 'The Tortoise and the Hare' - Landmark on Main Street
January 06, 2013 - Port Washington

Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" has helped generations of children understand one of humanity's universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan. Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare," now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage, "Slow and steady wins the race." Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light.

'Simple Gifts' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Greenvale

Featuring virtuoso, life-like marionettes, Simple Gifts is a series of poignant scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Blues Clues - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
January 06, 2013 - Bayside

Start the new year with old friends. Enjoy this break-through play-along show that allows its audience to “step inside” and become part of a bright, fanciful world where the host, Steve, lives with his animated puppy, Blue.

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove - IZOD Center
January 06, 2013 - East Rutherford

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Then set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Also, trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Finally, 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.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF FANTASY - Webster Bank Arena
Through January 06, 2013 - Bridgeport

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.

How I Became a Pirate - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Midwood

This new musical is based on the best-selling children's book in which Jeremy's talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him a place on the crew of a make-believe pirate ship--all fine and good until he begins to miss what he left behind. For ages 6 and older.

BYOK: Kira Willey - 92YTribeca
January 06, 2013 - Tribeca

Join Kira and her band for a rockin' show to kick off 2013. In the kindie music world, Kira Willey breaks through with her unique music that blends upbeat, danceable tunes with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration. Willey has received an Independent Music Award for Best Children's Album: Dance for the Sun, an Independent Music Award for Best Children's Song: "Caterpillar Caterpillar," the Just Plain Folks Best Children's Song Award: "Colors," a 2007 Parents' Choice Award: Dance for the Sun, and two Children's Music Web Awards–one for Best Recording for Preschoolers: Dance For The Sun, and one for Best Children’s Song: "Caterpillar Caterpillar."

Kira Willey & Friends Family Yoga Concert - 92Y Tribeca
January 06, 2013 - Tribeca

Bring the whole family to a Kira Willey & Friends yoga concert. Best known for her song "Colors," which earned her fans around the globe when Dell featured it in a laptop commercial, Kira is not only an award-winning kids' artist, she's also the founder of Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids. Her high-energy shows are unique, participatory events which include lots of fun, musical Yoga Breaks. Kira's special guest will be New York's own kindie favorite Suzi Shelton.

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival - Terraza 7 Cafe
January 08, 2013 - Elmhurst

This event features some of the finest writers from Queens, New York City and the surrounding area. Some poets are reading their work for the first time and regulars read their own work or the poems of others who are important to them. So, if you have poetry you'd like to share, or come if you just want to have some poetry in you life.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Nassau Coliseum
January 10, 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.

American Idol winner Kris Allen - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 10, 2013 - Ridgefield

Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen won the eighth season of American Idol and has a brand new album Thank You Camellia featuring "The Vision of Love".

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Nassau Coliseum
January 11, 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.

The Bully Plays - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 11, 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.

Rolie Polie Guacamole - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
January 11, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

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

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 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.

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.

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.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 01, 2027 - 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, January 1-27.

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