Manhattan, NY 10019
Description: First presented in 2010 to enthusiastic response and high praise, this delightful musical for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade blends song and dance with the lifelong lessons of such timeless Aesop's fables as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Fox and the Crow," and "The Tortoise and the Hare."
"Aesop's Fables: A New Musical," presented by the Circle in the Square Theatre School, contains three new songs written especially for this production. The musical will be staged by Justin Boccitto, who was choreographer and director of the CITSTS productions of "Cabaret" and "The Wild Party," and performed by graduate actors of the school. Pre-performance clowns will entertain at each show, and the play (50 minutes in length) will be followed by a Q&A with the cast.
Circle in the Square Theatre School, established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theater. It offers a two-year training program and a seven-week summer program for students from across the country and around the world. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, and many other luminaries of the stage and screen.