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Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in October

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in October

We've picked the best kid-friendly theater performances to entertain your theater-loving brood in Manhattan in October.

'The Wizard of Oz': A Jazz Musical for All Ages
WHEN: Jun. 29 - Jan. 11, dates vary, 3pm
WHERE: Harlem Rep/Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 E. 123rd St., Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: With its timeless score, this show is a magical experience.
WANT TO GO? $10 general admission; $20 premium seating. 212-868-4444. wizardofozjazzmusical.com.

Bring Ya Mamma Stand up Comedy Show
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Dec. 1, First Sundays, 2:00pm
WHERE: Village Lantern Comedy Club, 167 Bleecker St, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Comedian material is G to PG rated with a new lineup of comics each month!
WANT TO GO? $0 - 10 tickets, plus 2 item minimum for anyone older than 2. 718-986-9871. paulbennettcomedy.eventbrite.com.

Tales from the Shed
WHEN: Sep. 14 - May. 9, See website for days and times
WHERE: Founders’ Hall The Wetherby-Pembridge School, 7 E 96th St, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows in which the children take the lead. They are informal, lively and engaging as the performers and audience share the same space. Children are always encouraged to participate and their imaginations help the story unfold
WANT TO GO? $15 per person. (646) 569-5742. https://chickenshed.org.uk/nyc.

Puss in Boots
WHEN: Sep. 20 - Oct. 13, see website for showtimes
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Looking for a change, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend willing to help at any cost.
WANT TO GO? $8-12. 212-988-9093. cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/.

Alice in Wonderland the Musical
WHEN: Sep. 21 - Nov. 17, Saturdays, 3:00p and 7:00pm; Sundays, 11:00a
WHERE: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully, wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters in the new musical and world premiere of Alice in Wonderland by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell.
WANT TO GO? $32-$52. 212-475-1237. literallyalive.com.

FunikiJam's BABY LIKES TO ROCK! family musical
WHEN: Sep. 22 - Oct. 27, Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W 47th St, Times Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: When the United Nations asks Captain Jam to create a brand new kids' TV Show to promote global community, he invites the coolest, hippest, grooviest Agents of Jam from around the world to join him at the World Music Fair where they explore Mexico, Africa, Germany, Ireland, Arabia, and more.
WANT TO GO? $37.50 and up. https://actorstempletheatre.com/.

Kids 'N Comedy
WHEN: Sep. 22 - Dec. 15, Sundays, 9/22, 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 12:30pm
WHERE: Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 28th St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See the funniest young comedians in New York, and even get the chance to tell a joke yourself, live on stage.
WANT TO GO? $15 Cover + 1 item minimum per person. 212-367-9000. gothamcomedyclub.com/.

The Story Pirates Family Flagship Show
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 9/28 and 10/12, 12pm
WHERE: The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas St., New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Stories by children will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates professional improvisational and comedic actors replete with music, costumes, and sets.
WANT TO GO? $37. 212-226-0051. https://storypirates.com/buy-tickets/.

Fine Art Superheroes with Basil El Halwagy
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cos-play meets contemporary art with pop-up performances by Fine Art Superheroes.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1). 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

Little Red Riding Hood
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 13, Weekends, 2:00pm
WHERE: Galli Theater, 74 Warren St., Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Can a little girl in a red cape outfox a big bad wolf?
WANT TO GO? $15-20. 212-731-0668. gallitheaterny.com.

La MaMa Kids: Tomte
WHEN: Oct. 6 - 20, Saturdays, 11:00am; Sundays, 2:00pm
WHERE: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: On a cold winter night on a snow covered farm, Tomte teaches us about the importance of kindness and looking after living things. Following the piece, puppeteer Tom Lee reveals the technology behind the performance and the kuruma ningy style as well as answering questions from the audience.
WANT TO GO? $15 per person. (212) 254-6468. http://lamama.org/tomte/.

Seven Princesses, a New Musical FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 11:00am
WHERE: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In Seven Princesses, a new musical based on the children's storybook, Seven Princesses and the Flower Party, Princess Gracie from Antarctica discovers hosting a flower party for her six princess friends from other continents can lead to a few challenges and an eye-opening lesson about diversity, climate change, and friendship.
WANT TO GO? FREE. (212) 904-1850. LittlePrincessPalace.com.

The Pout-Pout Fish
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 20, See website for days and times
WHERE: New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Put your fins together for this brand new musical based on the best-selling children's book series.
WANT TO GO? $25. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

Audition Prep for Performing Arts High Schools
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 26, 10/12 and 10/26, 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: LessonFace, Inc, 451 West Street, New York, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Auditioning for a Performing Arts High School or Music Program? Join Liz Turner in her upcoming Music and Theatre Masterclasses focusing on interview skills, music repertoire, sight-reading, and diction! Octpber 12th and 26th online with LessonFace! Liz's students' recent acceptances include LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra HS, PPAS, Murrow and Mark Twain in Nyc.

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WANT TO GO? $80. 6033123449. https://lessonface.com/apply/audition-prep-performing-arts-high-schools?fbclid=IwAR2nlFi2ZyaANwXPiwnt1df7mXdgim5Ha8NFDTEiUjpni6e7PpXdbs0g-Bo.

The Remarkable Renaldo
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11:00am
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: This world-class clown and one-man circus astonishes audiences around the world with juggling, pranks, magic, and lots of humor.  Special guest "Little Lou" will be joining Renaldo for this performance. 
WANT TO GO? $14-$17. 5032939498. http://symphonyspace.org.

Puss in Boots
WHEN: Oct. 19 - 27, Weekends, 2:00pm
WHERE: Galli Theater, 74 Warren St., Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Puss in Boots has a plan to turn an ordinary miller’s son into an extraordinary prince!
WANT TO GO? $15-20. 212-731-0668. gallitheaterny.com.

CMS Kids: Creative Creatures
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:00am and 3:00pm
WHERE: Daniel And Joanna S. Rose Studio, 165 West 65th St, 10th floor, New York, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Each CMS Kids program is an inclusive concert experience adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other special needs.
WANT TO GO? $25. 2128755788. https://chambermusicsociety.org/nyc/events/upcoming/cms-kids-october-20-2019-11/.

Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Newlyweds Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza will perform Zanes' greatest hits along with folk and blues classics.
WANT TO GO? $14-18. 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/.

Family Concert: Dan + Claudia Zanes
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Newlyweds Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes will take the stage to perform Zanes' greatest hits along with folk and blues classics - music where sea shanties, English Music hall, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-n-roll, soul, North American, and West Indian folk music collide. 
WANT TO GO? $18 General; Includes Museum Admission. 212.423.3200. https://bit.ly/2mV3hFW.

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