BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the first event in the 2017-2018 Family Series Season: The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn, on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30PM. The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s 2017-2018 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.
A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks. From Pushcart Players of New Jersey. Ages 3 – 11 years old.
Pushcart Players is the award-winning professional touring theater company specializing in arts education for children. Twice nominated for an Emmy(C), Pushcart is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. The company has traveled more than 2 million miles nationally and abroad, from the White House to the little red schoolhouse.
Tickets are $30, and/or 10Club Members see the show for just $12. To purchase tickets or a 10Club Membership, call Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460. Single tickets can also be purchased by visiting BMCC TPAC or by visiting the Box Office at 199 Chambers Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Family Theater Series Upcoming Events
Biscuit, The Little Yellow Puppy
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:30PM; $30 Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of afamily? ArtsPower’s popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic! Based on the “Biscuit” series of books. Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories. Ages 3-7.
Go, Dog. Go!
Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:30PM; $30Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona. Ages 3-7.
Are You My Mother?
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:30PM; $30. At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book. ArtsPower National Touring Theater. Ages 4–7.
The Gruffalo: Live On Stage
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:30PM; $30. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifyingGruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in themuch-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world! Tall Stories of London. Ages 3-10.
BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan's premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families, andaudiences of all ages.BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train. For more information please visit our website, www.tribecapac.org.