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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of February 25 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 February 25, 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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'Brazil! Brazil!' - The New Victory Theater
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Escape the February freeze and bask in the bright sunshine of this sizzling South American celebration that blends the exhilarating rhythms of Rio Carnaval with acrobatics and soccer-inspired street dance. Brazil's National Freestyle Football Champion, Arturo, joins a team of stunning singers, dancers, and musicians to infuse his superstar brand of athleticism and talent into this euphoric production. Lightning-fast flips and footwork, magnetic capoeira, and infectious, non-stop drumbeats create a happy and highly contagious case of futebol fever.

Jackson Heights 3am - Queens Theatre
Through February 25, 2012 - Corona

Curious about what kind of Jackson Heights comes out after dark? Gather the family to see a multicultural cast of 24 actors bring to life livery cab drivers, police officers, Bangladeshi insomniacs, expatriate ER doctors, Ecuadorian waitresses, Colombian drag queens, and other denizens of the neighborhood.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Lindenhurst

This musical will delight kids of all ages. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen.

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Lindenhurst

See some old friends plus a few new ones in this musical adaptation. There is the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs-Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted fox named Vixen.

"Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine!" - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Sing and dance along with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all your favorite "Sesame Street" in this high-energy musical that will transport you to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest, and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything, and go anywhere with the power of imagination. Get there an hour before the show to experience Play Zone (free with your ticket to the show), where kids can sit in Big Bird's nest, pop up in Oscar the Grouch's trash can, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, and visit Elmo's World. (And you never know who will make an appearance!)

Paul Yeon Lee – Scattered Wind - Flushing Town Hall
February 25, 2012 - Flushing

Recipient of the 2011 Exploring the Metropolis NYC Con Edison Musicians' Residency Composition Program and a resident composer of Flushing Town Hall, Paul Yeon Lee presents two different sanjo (scattered melody) pieces by Korean traditional transverse flute daegeum and western instrument flute. Additionally, lee will premiere his new music "Scattered Wind" for daegeum and piano.

Recess Monkey in Concert - Symphony Space
February 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Seattle-based trio of teachers performs a high-energy indie rock concert with songs evoking the Beatles at their most playful.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 25, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

Dora's Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts
February 25, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular television character comes to the stage for a high seas adventure.

The Three Little Pigs or Home Is Where You Hold Your Heart--A Play in Verse and Verses - Theatre Three
Through February 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Not only do the Three Little Pigs have to contend with the wolf but two lost mice as well. Told completely in song and verse, this is a new look at the pigs and their plight. This original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless.

Theatrical Comedy 'Lend Me a Tenor' - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 25, 2012 - Dix Hills

Winner of three Tony awards and four Drama Desk awards, "Lend Me A Tenor" is a hilarious comedy about the opera set in 1934.

Pacifica Quartet in Concert - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

Hear classics by Beethoven performed by this string quartet that includes two violins, a viola, and a cello. Simin Ganatra (violin), Sibbi Bernhardsson (violin), Masumi Per Rostad (viola), and Brandon Vamos (cello) will perform No. 5 in A Major, Opus 18, and No. 15 in A Minor, Opus 132. This concert is supported in part by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund. Tickets available by phone or at the box office.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 25, 2012 - Bellmore

Pinkalicious can't help herself; she loves pink cupcakes and everything pink. When her obsession leads to a condition called pinkititis which renders her pink from head to toe, it's time for some changes.

"Rumpelstiltskin The Musical" - Main Stage Theater
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

Kids’ Mind Power Seminar - New York Society for Ethical Culture
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Kids ages 8 and older will get a rare chance to witness first-hand the amazing talents of world-renowned mentalist Marc Salem when he takes them on a captivating and surprising journey through the possibilities of the human mind, part of his new show "Marc Salem: Mind Over Manhattan." Salem will create a kid-friendly 45-minute session that incorporates elements from being a student of the human mind for more than 30 years. Topics will include: how to expand mind power, super memory, study skills, find misplaced objects, increase creativity, and use your mind to its fullest and 'funnest' potential. This interactive and fun-filled presentation will be offered at 6:30pm, prior to the 8pm evening performance of "Mind over Manhattan." Your evening admission to the show is also your ticket to this special kids' seminar.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 25, 2012 - Smithtown

A Tale as Old as Time performed by Long Island's most talented youth.

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC - JCC In Manhattan
February 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! February 25th is Urban Arts R&R inspired by the beautiful Gallery work of Gabriel Specter. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in the community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. There will be a screening of Community Cinema: On the Waterfront, a dance demo and workshop by Urban Arts from the legendary Rock Steady Crew, an adult arts class led by Brooklyn graffiti icon KAVES focused on creating your own NYC street style, a workshop in City Improv for Families with Rebeca Diaz, an Urban Arts Panel Discussion: Is Graffiti/Street Art really Art or Just a Public Nuisance?, a performance by The Vocaholics: NYU All-Male A capella group, and much more. For more information visit jccmanhattan.org/rr or join the Facebook page for updated information facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

'Brazil! Brazil!' - The New Victory Theater
February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Escape the February freeze and bask in the bright sunshine of this sizzling South American celebration that blends the exhilarating rhythms of Rio Carnaval with acrobatics and soccer-inspired street dance. Brazil's National Freestyle Football Champion, Arturo, joins a team of stunning singers, dancers, and musicians to infuse his superstar brand of athleticism and talent into this euphoric production. Lightning-fast flips and footwork, magnetic capoeira, and infectious, non-stop drumbeats create a happy and highly contagious case of futebol fever.

Shape Note Sing-Along - Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
February 26, 2012 - Boerum Hill

In a single afternoon, shape note singing expert Aldo Ceresa will immerse participants of all ages in this impassioned, deeply communal American tradition. No experience is necessary, and everyone who participates is invited to sing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in its March 24 and March 25 performances.

Jazz Kids! with Amy - 55 Bar
February 26, 2012 - 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.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Street urchin Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a genie who will do his bidding, but a wicked magician tries to trick him. Kids will be invited to help so that Aladdin and his princess can find happiness.

'The Bully' - Vital Theatre Company
Through February 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

A bus mix-up strands Lenny, the nerd, and Steve, the bully, at the wrong school where they both get picked on for being "the new kids." The boys have to work together to get back to their school and begin to learn that they might not be so different after all.

Ben Rudnick and Friends in Concert - 92YTribeca
February 26, 2012 - 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: "A Frog Named Sam" traces the saga of a water-loathing frog whose move to the big city leads to the conclusion that there's no place like home. The band, which includes musicians on the guitar, bass, mandolin, accordion, and harmonica, will also perform versions of some traditional tunes like "Erie Canal," "Old Joe Clark," and "Greensleeves."

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 26, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Janina Fialkowska, Pianist - Westport Arts Center
February 26, 2012 - Westport

This Georgetown, CT resident performs a piano solo recital of pieces by Chopin and Liszt.

"Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine!" - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Sing and dance along with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all your favorite "Sesame Street" in this high-energy musical that will transport you to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest, and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything, and go anywhere with the power of imagination. Get there an hour before the show to experience Play Zone (free with your ticket to the show), where kids can sit in Big Bird's nest, pop up in Oscar the Grouch's trash can, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, and visit Elmo's World. (And you never know who will make an appearance!)

Best of Broadway Cabaret - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
February 26, 2012 - South Norwalk

High school and college students perform in this production. The joys and struggles of training to be a performing artist are explored through the script, written by the performers, and musical selections from popular Broadway shows.

Baby Got Bach String 'Stravaganza - Le Poisson Rouge
February 26, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Kids ages 3-6 will enjoy a concert featuring string instruments, including the "Trout" quintet by Franz Schubert. From the petite violin to the big bad bass, children will have a chance to meet the musicians, help play the instruments, and make a string instrument of their very own to take home. Curated by the pianist Orli Shaham, the event features hands-on activities, where kids have a chance to play with real musical instruments. Then it's on to the stage to enjoy a listening tour of great live chamber music, featuring Orli and her friends.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 26, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

'Henry & Mudge' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 26, 2012 - Tribeca

This TheatreworksUSA musical is based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant. Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Luckily, Henry's got Mudge, his 182-pound canine buddy. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick he just can't seem to teach Mudge. So charmed when Henry's cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge finally rolls over at her command. Upset by this, Henry runs away into the cold, dark woods to find adventures on his own.

Theatrical Comedy 'Lend Me a Tenor' - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 26, 2012 - Dix Hills

Winner of three Tony awards and four Drama Desk awards, "Lend Me A Tenor" is a hilarious comedy about the opera set in 1934.

Kids 'N Comedy Presents 'The Did You Know Show' - Gotham Comedy Club
February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Did you know that cat pee glows under a black light? How about that Albert Einstein never wore socks (and probably smelled awful)? Come hear teenagers perform original stand-up about their favorite random facts. Starring: Charley Bardey, Lee Wolfowitz, Conor Carroll, Dillon Heverin, Zach Rosenfeld, Andrew Vatier, and Joe O'Hare.

'Almost, Maine' - A Romantic Comedy - Larchmont Public Library
February 26, 2012 - Larchmont

M&M Productions presents a romantic comedy. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of mythical Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.

'Rumpelstiltskin The Musical' - Main Stage Theater
February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 26, 2012 - Smithtown

A Tale as Old as Time performed by Long Island's most talented youth.

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

'Some Dance Company' - El Museo del Barrio
February 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

A dance celebration in honor of choreographer, dancer, and master ballet teacher David Fernandez and his international contribution to the dance community. The cast list includes dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, and many other companies in the greater New York area. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Career Transition for Dancers; tickets can be purchased at www.davidferndance.com.

Music from Around the World: A Concert Featuring Peter J. LaRosa - Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
February 28, 2012 - Briarwood

The diversity of New York is reflected in this program's international mix of songs. Musical styles include everything from ballads to bossa nova. This concert is sure to delight an audience of all ages.

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 29, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Big River - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Join Huck Finn and a host of colorful characters on a journey down the Mississippi River. Based on the timeless classic novel by Mark Twain, "Big River" features a toe-tapping score by Roger Miller. A theatrical celebration of pure Americana. The winner of seven Tony Awards in 1985, including Best Musical. Show runs February 2 through February 26. Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Galli's 'Princess and the Pea' - National Comedy Theatre
Through February 29, 2012 - Manhattan

A romantic prince tries to find the right princess among all the fake ones that come to impress him by using the royal princess pea test. An acting workshop for kids follows the show.

Jazz Jam Thursdays - Westport Arts Center
March 01, 2012 - Westport

Join WAC's Artistic Director for Jazz, Brian Torff for a toe-tapping jam session with some of the community's most active musicians. These sessions are intended to be a spontaneous exploration of jazz, blues, and other music styles. Students and semi-professionals encouraged to drop in and jam.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Prudential Center
March 01, 2012 - Newark

Circus performers from the far reaches of the earth come together in a single performance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, combining mystic dragon lore with breathtaking skill and authentic circus feats.

Road to Hollywood 2012 - Ziegfeld Theatre
March 01, 2012 - Midtown

Turner Classic Movies is bringing the Road to Hollywood tour to New York in celebration of the TCM Classic Film Festival this April in Hollywood. TCM Robert Osborne and special guest Spike Lee will host a free screening of To Kill A Mockingbird on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 PM at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Log on to tcm.com/roadtohollywood to get your free tickets.

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 02, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

'Spirit of Uganda' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 02, 2012 - Greenwich Village

This vibrant music and dance extravaganza features a cast of performers ages 8-18 who have traveled from halfway around the world in celebration of their passion for the arts and their joy for life. The performers use exuberant drumming, choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals to share the culture of their East African homeland. Led by 30-year old artistic director Peter Kasule, and produced by Empower African Children, Spirit of Uganda brings a dual message of hope and awareness. Empower African Children is a non-profit organization working to help the young people of Uganda develop leadership skills, get educated and tell their own stories through the arts. Performance runs 120 minutes including one intermission.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Prudential Center
March 02, 2012 - Newark

Circus performers from the far reaches of the earth come together in a single performance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, combining mystic dragon lore with breathtaking skill and authentic circus feats.

Nate the Great - Emelin Theatre
March 03, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Nate the Great, a pint-sized young detective, takes on his toughest case yet in a story about teamwork and friendship that carries on the grand tradition of crime-solving detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe and Charlie Chan. This fun musical is based on the first volume in Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's classic book series. Ages 4 and older. Call (914) 698-0098 or visit www.emelin.org for tickets.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
March 03, 2012 - Lindenhurst

This musical will delight kids of all ages. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen.

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 03, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
March 03, 2012 - Lindenhurst

See some old friends plus a few new ones in this musical adaptation. There is the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs-Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted fox named Vixen.

Dora's Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts
March 03, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular television character comes to the stage for a high seas adventure.

The Three Little Pigs or Home Is Where You Hold Your Heart--A Play in Verse and Verses - Theatre Three
March 03, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Not only do the Three Little Pigs have to contend with the wolf but two lost mice as well. Told completely in song and verse, this is a new look at the pigs and their plight. This original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless.

Bossy Frog Pajama Jam - Grace Episcopal Church
March 03, 2012 - Nyack

Jeffrey Friedberg and his sidekick, the Bossy Frog, present this benefit fundraiser for Nursery School of the Nyacks.

"Rumpelstiltskin The Musical" - Main Stage Theater
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

NewUrbanJazz: Tony Jefferson Quartet - ArtsWestchester
March 03, 2012 - White Plains

Acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist Tony Jefferson, a New York native, has made his musical impression as a drummer touring the world. He attended the Berklee College of Music on scholarship in 1984 and placed third in the Thelonious Monk International Drum Competition in 1992. His diverse experience as a drummer and his passion for woodwinds led him to explore musical realms that inform his approach to singing. The sky has been the limit for Jefferson, who leads his own quartet on vocals with special guest Jay Hoggard on vibraphone.

Dulcimers, Penny Whistles and Other Delights with Linda Russell - Symphony Space
March 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

Linda Russell uses voice, mountain and hammered dulcimer, and traditional instruments to introduce kids to the fun and wonder of historic music.

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

Drum Circle - Pelham Art Center
March 03, 2012 - Pelham

Be part of this recreational drumming experience and discover your personal rhythm! Facilitated by Damon Jackson, the drum circle is open to all ages, and no experience is required. Drums will be provided, but your own percussion instruments are very welcome!

The Rainbow Fish - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
March 03, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

Watch as Marcus Pfister's beautiful undersea tale, The Rainbow Fish, comes alive on stage This touching musical shares the message of sharing and true friendship.

Saturday Family Programs: Just Girls - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 03, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This family concert features an all-female band celebrating Women's History Month with a multi-genre musical bash. Our female musical masterminds will show that girls can make music in every which way - singing, playing, and working together.

Oliver - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 03, 2012 - Bayside

This March, Theatre By The Bay, the community theater group based in Bayside, is performing OLIVER! with a cast of 50, including 25 children from Queens and Long Island. The group is taking the opportunity to give back to its community in many ways: It will host a concert for St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children based in Bayside in February. A "Food Glorious Food" Drive during the seven shows encourages audience members to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to City Harvest.

'Spirit of Uganda' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

This vibrant music and dance extravaganza features a cast of performers ages 8-18 who have traveled from halfway around the world in celebration of their passion for the arts and their joy for life. The performers use exuberant drumming, choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals to share the culture of their East African homeland. Led by 30-year old artistic director Peter Kasule, and produced by Empower African Children, Spirit of Uganda brings a dual message of hope and awareness. Empower African Children is a non-profit organization working to help the young people of Uganda develop leadership skills, get educated and tell their own stories through the arts. Performance runs 120 minutes including 1 intermission.

Carnegie Hall Family Sing: Songs of Solomon - Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Sing along with one of New York City's hottest student choirs. Free pre-concert activities begin one hour before the show.

Spring Valley Puppet Theatre Presents Jack & the Beanstalk - Westport Library
March 03, 2012 - Westport

Hand and rod puppets take on the familiar roles of this classic tale in Michael Graham's award-winning production.

The Sounds of Sinatra and Swing - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
March 03, 2012 - Dix Hills

Gayle Scott and Lou Moneta will sing a combination of original Frank Sinatra tunes and other classic American Jazz standards, particularly from the Swing era, accompanied by "New York's Finest Jazz Band," an exceptional group of musicians.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Prudential Center
March 03, 2012 - Newark

Circus performers from the far reaches of the earth come together in a single performance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, combining mystic dragon lore with breathtaking skill and authentic circus feats.

Music of the Masters - Mozart - The Palace Theater
Through March 04, 2012 - Stamford

Hear the Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Arnaud Sussmann on violin. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert.

The Tortoise And The Hare - The Kweskin Theatre at Sterling Farms
Through March 04, 2012 - Stamford

This contemporary take on a classic tale, presented by the Northeast Children's Theatre Company, is full of wit, comedy and adventure.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Through March 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come see the world's premier monster truck series. The popular truck line up is headlined by Grave Digger®, celebrating it's 30th anniversary year of racing and driven by Randy Brown. Other Monster Jam trucks include the return of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles driven by Joey Parnell and Preditor, as well as Prowler, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach and Thrasher driven by Pat Summa.

Puppetsburg - Brick Theater
Through March 05, 2012 - Williamsburg

Puppetsburg is an hour-long interactive show with music, bubbles, and lots of puppets. Fast-paced performance keeps children engaged, laughing, and learning.

New York Classical Theatre Presents 'Playing Moliere' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
Through March 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

In New York Classical Theatre's signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere's shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright's roots in the Commedia dell'Arte. The characters of Playing Moliere, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.

'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. This true-to-life musical tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong is based on the book "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," by Mo Willems. Lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Michael Silversher, directed by MCT artistic director Bruce Merrill. For more information about group rates and weekday school performances, visit mctny.org or call 212-226-4085.

New York International Children's Film Festival - Various Addresses
Through March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Now in its 15th year, NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. The upcoming NYICFF 2012 unspools March 2-25 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. Highlights include: Lotte and the Moonstone Secret, Shorts for Tots, Cinderella Moon, Ninja Kids and many more! For a full list of screenings and to buy tickets visit gkids.com.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through April 08, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

Vital Theatre Company Presents "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, for their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®.

'Alice in Wonderland' - The Players Theatre
Through May 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters in this new one-hour musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Frolic with Alice as she dances her way through Lewis Carroll's legendary tale, meet the White Rabbit (if you can catch him!), and don't forget to bow to the Queen of Hearts (or she'll chop off your head!). There is a pre-show arts workshop open to families an hour before each performance (included with ticket price). Tickets can be purchased through theatremania.com or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater's box office, which opens at 11am daily. For more information on the show, visit aliceinthevillage.com.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

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.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: "Pinkalicious, The Musical" - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

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 her predicament.

'The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: theamazingmax.com.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters, the Musical" - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through July 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

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