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As a child, Audrey Kaplan couldn’t get enough of Broadway show tunes. She started Broadway Babies/Superstars to introduce children to that very music. Kaplan’s goal to create new generations of theater-lovers has succeeded far beyond her wildest expectations, with each semester enrolling roughly 900 students for classes.
Once you’ve seen a Broadway show, maybe bought the souvenir program and cast CD, your involvement ends. But "Legally Blonde: The Musical" is changing the rules. The show has a special Elle’s Lounge VIP Experience that makes going to the theater a deluxe event.
My 10-year-old daughter had been eagerly anticipating the opening of The Horse at the American Museum of Natural History. So, apparently, was the entire population of the city.
Whatever ideas visitors have about race are sure to be challenged by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s new exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?. The exhibit examines the history of the social construct of race and our experience of race in daily life, demonstrating that it is not just a “black and white” issue.
Their music offers parent-friendly messages on a variety of subjects, through catchy melodies and interactive live shows. Rich with influences from ‘60s and ‘70s music, it’s also enjoyable for parents.
The Broadway version should please both fanatical devotees of the animated version and neophytes.
At 17, Katherine Arnoldi found herself without a job, without a home, and without much self-esteem. What she had, however, was an infant daughter to raise and support who would change her world in more ways than she could have imagined.
“The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs.
Parents and kids who find themselves looking with wonder at the nighttime sky can find like-minded stargazers at the Rockland Astronomy Club.
Since 1999, Manhattan School of Music has been offering a special Summer Music Camp for New York City public school students. Admission is by auditions, which begin this month.
This month, Theatreworks wraps up the first show of their 47th season with a musical production starring the famous bunny siblings, Max and Ruby. The musical is based on the series of stories by Rosemary Wells, and the popular preschool program on Nick Jr. and Noggin.
You enter the Water exhibit through a ‘wall’ of water mist, with a projection of the word “water” in different languages. The exhibit makes clear that water consumption affects people across borders, so this international display of words stresses its universal concern. But for little kids, it’s just cool.
Hailing from Seoul Korea, Jump — the new off-Broadway theater production — brings audiences one part martial arts demonstration, one part physical comedy, and one part sitcom. This unique blend of ingredients creates a haphazard plotline, where literally anything can happen next.
The Jewish Museum has two great new exhibits for families: From "The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig", and "Archeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces."
The giant creatures that swam below the surface are the subject of "Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure", now showing at the IMAX Theatre Palisades Center, in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.
Fathers are being “displaced in the family.” And it’s an issue all parents, especially fathers, should take seriously.
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