Young Charles Dickens

Two of the Best Holiday Shows for NYC Kids

Mommy Poppins just named Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker & Young Charles Dickens as two of the best holiday shows for NYC Kids! Thank you, Mommy Poppins, for always supporting our work!

Ballerina Swan & The Nutcracker — Midtown West
Saturday, November 26-Sunday, December 18
Ages 3-8
A sequel to New York City Children’s Theater’s hit Ballerina Swan (inspired by NYC Ballet prima ballerina Allegra Kent’s children’s book of the same name), this show finds the dance-obsessed Sophie the Swan prepping for her debut in The Nutcracker. This 50-minute world premiere fuses ballet and puppetry for a lyrical, fast-paced experience that’s perfect for young children.

Young Charles Dickens – Midtown West
Friday, December 2-Sunday, December 18
Ages 8 and older
Another high-quality tuner from New York City Children’s Theater. This bio-musical about the challenging childhood of the famed Victorian author is inspired by Deborah Hopkinson’s picture book A Boy Called Dickens. An engaging mix of fact and fiction, the tuner had its world premiere last year, and we really loved it. Now the show’s back for an encore run, with some tweaks to the story, a new cast, and a few fresh songs. Find out how this talented young storyteller was forever changed when he was forced to spend a year (including Christmas Eve!) working to support his struggling family. Who knew A Christmas Carol was semiautobiographical?

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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Break out the tutus and toe-shoes for Sophie the Swan’s latest adventure. A companion piece to the hit BALLERINA SWAN, this world premiere blends ballet and puppetry as Sophie prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker.” Based on the book BALLERINA SWAN by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.

Young Charles Dickens

Back by popular demand, this modern classic returns for the holidays. Before he became a famous writer, Charles Dickens was a typical 12-year-old boy with a gift for telling stories. Based on the book A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, Young Charles Dickens is the true story of how one of the most famous writers of all time found his calling.


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