January 9, 2020
Borough of Manhattan Community College Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC), the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in its 2019-2020 Family Series Season: TheaterWorksUSA’s Pete the Cat on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Pete the Cat is the fourth show in BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.
For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure, and the minute he meets the Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking — all except young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean, this show is recommended for children ages three to eight.
According to The Huffington Post, Pete the Cat is “Delightful and funny with a breezy, upbeat score, lively book, and lyrics.”
Tickets are $30 and 10Club Members see the show for just $14. To purchase tickets or a 10Club Membership, call Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460. Tickets can also be purchased online or by visiting the BMCC TPAC Box Office at 199 Chambers Street, Tuesday through Saturday, from 12 to 6 p.m.
Family Theater Series Upcoming Events include:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: February 29 at 11 a.m.
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. This Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia production is for children ages three through eight.
Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends: March 14 at 11 a.m.
Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. This musical is based on Andrea Beaty’s books and spotlights the STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and math). This Theaterworks USA’s production is for children ages five through 10.
Click Clack Moo: March 28 at 11 a.m.
“Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!” The cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Find out in a hilariously moving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. This Theaterworks USA’s production is for children ages five through 10.
The Boy Who Grew Flowers: April 4 at 11 a.m.
Whenever the moon is full, Rink sprouts beautiful flowers all over his body. When a new girl, Angelina, moves to town, Rink’s life truly begins to grow. Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music, and movement into the play, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy & celebrating individualism. This Treehouse Shakers’ production is for children ages four through 10.
Dr. Kaboom & The Wheel of Science: May 10 at 11 a.m.
Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! he builds a great big spinning wheel and labels it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions and more! Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Who knows? Step right up, let’s spin that wheel! This Shaw Entertainment Group production is for children ages eight through 13.
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 and audiences 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 and 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.
- BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) is located on the BMCC campus at 199 Chambers Street
- Family Season kicks off February 22 and runs through May 10
- Tickets are $30 or $14 for 10Club members, (212) 220-1460