The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess

Mommy Delicious on the ‘refreshing’ Amazing Harvey

Let me tell ya… Barbara Zinn Krieger and Laurie Berkner have done it again!

Not only is the show cute, but the actors are engaging and there are parts of the show that are interactive with the audience.

In this day and age that’s filled with stuff and things and gifts and prizes… and more gifts and more things, it’s refreshing to see a show that emphasizes the importance of just… being.

— Alicia Harper, Mommy Delicious on The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess

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The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess

Amazing Harvey sends a Positive Message – The Mama Maven

The book by Artistic Director Barbara Zinn Krieger is full of imagination and I was thrilled that the story sends a positive message to kids and parents: “spend time together.”

The princess, portrayed by Laura Hankin, is simply adorable.

Sometimes simplicity is all you need to get the point across. We left the theater uplifted by the positive energy

I loved the fun, upbeat music by the popular Laurie Berkner

— Maytal Wichman, The Mama Maven on The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess

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Dear Albert Einstein

Dear Albert Einstein strikes the right balance between seriousness and fun – The NY Times

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Dear Albert Einstein strikes the right balance between seriousness  and fun

The danger in sacrificing your ideals for popularity isn’t a new theme, but the musical’s authors, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, make it feel fresh.

Dear Albert Einstein, a witty new musical for young audiences from New York City Children’s Theater

The young adult actors deserve praise, as does Mr. Kaplan’s rich score, which ranges from ’50s-style rock and jazz to a lilting waltz.

— Laurel Graeber, The New York Times on Dear Albert Einstein

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Dear Albert Einstein

The performance was funny & relayed an important message: “Be Yourself”! – Thirty Mommy

We were excited to see the show and it was a great one!

The performance was funny & relayed an important message: “Be Yourself”!

The show was entertaining and the little ones loved it!

—Scherrie Donaldson, Thirty Mommy on Dear Albert Einstein

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Set in 1954, Dear Albert Einstein tells the story of Susan, a 12-year-old star math student who, when starting junior high, struggles between the desire to be herself and the pressure to be like all of the other girls in her class. Her admiration for Einstein, who periodically pops up in her imagination, complicates and eventually helps her along her journey. Combines early rock-n-roll, swing, and classical music.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan
Directed by Josh Penzell

Featuring: Sarah Lasko, Michael Lorz, Evan Teich, Lindsay Bayer, Angela Travino


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Dear Albert Einstein

Mommy Poppins reviews ‘inventive and creative’ Dear Albert Einstein

[Dear Albert Einstein] encourages kids, especially girls, to get into math and science without being heavy-handed about it

…it’s a wonderfully inventive and creative show about being yourself

This isn’t your average children’s show–my daughter and I laughed out loud many times

—Raven Snook, Mommy Poppins on Dear Albert Einstein

More About Dear Albert Einstein

Set in 1954, Dear Albert Einstein tells the story of Susan, a 12-year-old star math student who, when starting junior high, struggles between the desire to be herself and the pressure to be like all of the other girls in her class. Her admiration for Einstein, who periodically pops up in her imagination, complicates and eventually helps her along her journey. Combines early rock-n-roll, swing, and classical music.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan. Directed by Josh Penzell.

Featuring Sarah Lasko, Michael Lorz, Evan Teich, Lindsay Bayer and Angela Travino,


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Ballerina Swan (2013)

Ballerina Swan captures the ‘Heart & Soul’ of NYC ballet dancing (Time Out NY Kids)

The play truly captures the heart & soul of New York City ballet dancing, and recreated it in such a way that it appeals to children. As a parent, I enjoyed the positive message of believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams, no matter the obstacle.

While the recommended ages are three to eight, my two-year-old daughter was in awe of the dancing, and her eyes were glued to the stage the entire time.

The underlying message of the story really resonates with children and their parents—despite the obstacles you many encounter in life, and no matter what someone tells you, realize your dreams, pursue your passion and keep on practicing. Most of all, don’t give up!

— Brianne Manz, Time Out NY Kids on Ballerina Swan

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Ballerina Swan (2013)

NY Times Reviews “Charming” Ballerina Swan

the new york times logoThe dancing throughout “Ballerina Swan” is charming — including, at a recent Saturday matinee, the movements of the young children in attendance. Most ballet audiences suffer through the antics of restless youngsters; here it was encouraged, the elegant performer Elizabeth Washington leading children through amusingly vague approximations of basic ballet steps.

Smartly constructed puppets and children’s ballet foibles can be adult pleasures, too. And if one measure of shows for young audiences is how much adults will suffer, well, “Ballerina Swan” is a mostly painless 50 minutes

— Claudia Rocco, The New York Times on Ballerina Swan

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Ballerina Swan (2013)

Ballerina Swan is ‘a great way to introduce kids to ballet’

Ballerina Swan is a great way to introduce your kids to ballet…

My one-year-old sat mesmerized as soon as Sophie got on the stage.

The adorable swan was silly, endearing and very human-like in her behavior.

Everyone sat and watched quietly and intently. It must have been the beautiful choreography and ballet dancing.

— Maytal Wichman, The Mama Maven on Ballerina Swan

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Ballerina Swan (2013)

Examiner Reviews Ballerina Swan: “a perfect tale for children”


Ballerina Swan is a perfect tale for children who love ballet… and for those who need the reminder that nothing, not even raw talent, will ever take the place of hard work.

It is the story of a swan who consciously decides to become a ballerina, and then does everything in her power to achieve her goal.

The central message is that anyone could be a dancer… if they worked hard enough.

— Alina Adams, Examiner.com on Ballerina Swan

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Wanda's Monster

“The Kids in the Audience were Thrilled!” – NY Metro Parents

The kids in the audience were thrilled—pointing, laughing, and loving it when the Monster notices the kids for the first time and reveals himself to be shy and scared of them.

I’ve discovered…a savvy little musical called Wanda’s Monster.

[Wanda’s Monster has] a rocking score, terrific performances, and a script that refuses to talk down to the audience.

— Griffin Miller, NY Metro Parents on Wanda’s Monster

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