Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in August

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in NYC in August

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

City Parks Foundation Presents 'Puss In Boots'
WHEN: May. 4 - Sep. 22, Days and times vary, see website
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, West 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
WHAT: Puss in Boots is the tale of two friends who are tired of their penniless lifestyle.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 children younger than 12; free for children younger than 18 months. 212-988-9093.

'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
WHAT: With its timeless score, this show is a magical experience.
WANT TO GO? $10 general admission; $20 premium seating. 212-868-4444.

Game Changers
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 1, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 12:00pm and 2:00pm; Fridays, 12:00pm; Saturdays, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: No one’s ever won TV’s popular game show Game Changers. Will one of today’s six young contestants be the first to score enough points and conquer Mt. Victory?
WANT TO GO? $30; $15 children. 212-252-1619.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts FREE
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 14, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue and 23rd Street, Flatiron District, NY
WHAT: Children can dance, jump, clap, and sing-a-long to an eclectic mix of today’s top children’s performers. 
WANT TO GO? 212-520-7600.

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series FREE
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 1, Thursdays, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Pier I, Riverside Park South, Riverside Drive between 65th and 72nd Streets, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide FREE
WHEN: Jul. 12 - Aug. 2, Fridays, 6:00-7:30pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
WHAT: A season of free concerts that feature outstanding artists in a range of musical genres. 
WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.

Shakespeare in the Park Presents: Coriolanus FREE
WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 11, see website for details
WHERE: Central Park - Delacorte Theater, 81 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
WANT TO GO? 212-539-8500.

Young Dancemakers Company Tour FREE
WHEN: Jul. 27 - Aug. 4, see website for schedule
WHERE: Various Locations, Various Locations, , NY
WHAT: Young Dancemakers Company, a unique company of 16-18 young dancers drawn from New York City’s public high schools city-wide and selected by audition, puts on free performances throughout the summer. RSVP required.

Story Pirates FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 1, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Union Square Park , Union Square Park (South Plaza main stage), Union Square, NY
WHAT: Join the incredible cast of the Off-Broadway hit show Story Pirates for one of the funniest performances of the summer. By using ideas from children in the audience, the Story Pirates show children how amazing their ideas really are! 
WANT TO GO? 212-329-1408.

WHEN: Aug. 2 - 3, 8/2, 7:00pm; 8/3, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
WHERE: Beacon High School, 522 W 44th St, , NY
WHAT: Based on the old tale of "The Princess and the Pea," this classic story of love, determination, and a bad night's sleep is sure to entertain all audiences.
WANT TO GO? $10.

WHEN: Aug. 8 - 11, 8/8 and 8/10, 7:00pm; 8/11, 2:00pm
WHERE: Beacon High School, 522 W 44th St, , NY
WHAT: Fantastical creatures and wordplay abound in this new stage version of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland.
WANT TO GO? $10.

WHEN: Aug. 9 - 11, 8/9 and 8/11; 8/10, 2:00pm
WHERE: Beacon High School, 522 W 44th St, , NY
WHAT: Contemporary romance and self-celebration are the name of the game in this high energy and extremely funny tale.
WANT TO GO? $10.

Rave Theater Festival: Sweet Lorraine
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 24, see website for schedule
WHERE: Teatro Latea, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor , New York, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Sweet Lorraine is a dramatic interpretation of the final conversation had between best friends Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin in Lorraine's New York City hospital room in January 1965.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-529-1948.

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-4pm
WHERE: West Harlem Piers Park, 125th Street and Marginal Street , West Harlem, NY
WHAT: August's play date features a bilingual Latin music party with Flor Bromley, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

The Perfect Fit, the Musical
WHEN: Aug. 11 - 23, 8/11, 4pm; 8/12, 6pm; 8/18, 1:30pm; 8/19, 4pm; 8/23, 7pm
WHERE: LaTea Theater, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A story of triumph and a celebration of individuality written by 12-year-old professional actor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Turchin.
WANT TO GO? $25-$35. 212-529-1948.

WHEN: Aug. 16 - Sep. 13, 8/16 and 9/13, 7:00pm
WHERE: Hudson River Park - Clinton Cove, W 54TH ST TO W 59TH ST, ,
WHAT: Join local artists for A Midsummer Night’s Song.

Bands that Rock: Vered and Rob
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2pm and 3pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
WHAT: Award-winning children's musician Vered will be playing with her longtime bandmate Rob Jost, who plays for the Sesame Street band and on the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hanson.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1). 212-721-1223.

Mitchell Hutchings Voice Studio In Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30pm
WHERE: Marc Scorca Hall at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Come hear these young singers perform operatic standards and new music accompanied by two elite pianists on Placido Domingo's nine-foot Hamburg Steinway!
WANT TO GO? $15. 2127968630.

Soul Folk Singer-Songwriter, Mutlu Performing Live on August 22nd!
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 8:15pm
WHERE: Rockwood Music Hall, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Philadelphia based singer-songwriter, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown while winning widespread praise for his silk-like vocals and classic soul-folk music style. He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. Mutlu has also toured as a supporting act during the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour. Additionally, he has performed alongside noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more. Mutlu grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. After releasing several EP's and albums, Mutlu is set to unveil his forthcoming album entitled: Good Trouble. The 7- song collection combines his innate Philly-soul style with elements of folk, reggae, and rock. The album features the lead soul-folk single Lifeline which touches on the search for unity within a divided society. Good Trouble also includes Nothing In This Whole Wide World featuring John Oates. Mutlu's cohesive blend of music creates a rare and retro sound that is entirely timeless.

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