What audiences are saying about New York City Children’s Theater productions.

“My girls looked up all of his stories”

“My girls LOVED  Young Charles Dickens…so much that they got home and looked up all of his stories. ‘Now I understand how he came up with the story of Scrooge. He really was brilliant. He loved stories!’ said my 9 year old. The story was very easy to follow and the cast was so engaging and welcoming. They were great about taking pictures with the kids after the show! Thanks so much!!!”

— Young Charles Dickens Audience Member

The Story Was Inspirational

My son, his friend, and I had a terrific time on Saturday! The cast of Young Charles Dickens were fantastic and the story was inspirational. Moreover, the theater was intimate and just right for the boys who are nine years old. We will definitely return soon.

— Jihea on Young Charles Dickens

“He was pretty dazzled by the magic of theater”

We all really enjoyed the show. It was the kids first more serious piece of theater (ages 6,8 and 9). I was a little worried as the story unfolded how they would react, but they really enjoyed learning about a different time period and some of the challenges people had back then. My youngest one really enjoyed seeing how the actors played all the different characters and all the quick costume changes. He was pretty dazzled by the magic of theater. Please thank the cast for the talk back. It was thrilling for the kids to get to see the actors in their street clothes and ask questions. The actors were so open spirited with their answers and generous with their time.

— Karen on Young Charles Dickens

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker: Not Just for Girls!

“Our family loved the show. My niece could not make it so we were worried my son would not be engaged. According to him [Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker] was for girls. But I must say the storyline and cast had us all engaged. We loved the twist. The black swan was the Nutcracker and a male. My son found this so fascinating.”

— Leticia on Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Danny Harris Kornfeld in Wringer

We Loved It!

“We loved it! We still point out birds by our house and say, ‘maybe that is Nipper.’

— Jacob L.

More About Wringer

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer tells the story of Palmer, a 10-year-old boy who’s about to take part in his town’s annual pigeon shoot. When he secretly befriends a pigeon, taking him in as a pet, Palmer finally finds the strength to stand up to peer pressure and speak out against the town’s violent tradition.  Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik Music by Jacob Yandura Directed by Stephen Brackett Based on the book Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Dan Rosales and Storm Lever in Wringer

We give Wringer 5 stars!

My family and I had an amazing time at Wringer! The cast was great and they were also captivating. The girls loved the fact that Palmer did not have to wring any pigeon’s neck and they also loved Dorothy. There was humor, suspense and a moral lesson for us as well! We give Wringer 5 stars!

— Arlette B.

More About Wringer

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer tells the story of Palmer, a 10-year-old boy who’s about to take part in his town’s annual pigeon shoot. When he secretly befriends a pigeon, taking him in as a pet, Palmer finally finds the strength to stand up to peer pressure and speak out against the town’s violent tradition.  Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik Music by Jacob Yandura Directed by Stephen Brackett Based on the book Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Storm Lever and Dan Rosales in Wringer

Thank You for This Play for Tweens

“My 12 year old daughter and her friends enjoyed Wringer so much! We are fans of Jerry Spinelli and felt the production captured the power of his ideas. Thank you for putting on this play that talks to tweens, an often neglected group audience-wise.”

— Wringer Audience Member

More About Wringer

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer tells the story of Palmer, a 10-year-old boy who’s about to take part in his town’s annual pigeon shoot. When he secretly befriends a pigeon, taking him in as a pet, Palmer finally finds the strength to stand up to peer pressure and speak out against the town’s violent tradition.  Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik Music by Jacob Yandura Directed by Stephen Brackett Based on the book Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Spencer Glass and Dan Rosales in Wringer

It was Great for the Boys!

“We had a fabulous time. It was great for the boys to get a first rate theatre experience with great acting, singing, everything! They talked about the show as we walked down 7th Ave.  So exciting that they enjoyed this experience. Can’t wait to see what you guys do next!!!

— Arlette B.

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Geoffrey Lind, Dan Rosales and Storm Lever in Wringer

Witty as well as Thought-Provoking

“We all LOVED the play. Wringer had something for everyone. The show was super witty and funny as well as thought provoking. Thanks for bringing our attention to New York Children’s Theater – we will certainly check out other productions!”

— Emma P.

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Ryan Borses and Bryson Bruce in Young Charles Dickens

This will be quite a Memory!

“I purchased tickets to NYCCT’s Young Charles Dickens with the hope of making the man behind the indelible characters and strong social messages come alive.  The fine acting, score, choreography, intimate setting, and clever set design did the trick.  As enthralled as I was with the performance, I peeked often at my children’s faces as they watched the stage, their eyes alert and facial expressions animated.  The conversations we had about the play on the way home and in the days afterward have been meaningful and thought-provoking, and my 10-year-old son and I were inspired to begin volunteering at a local soup kitchen.  This was our first NYCCT experience and our family is committed to supporting NYCCT in the future.  Thank you for making the nuances of all that goes into theater production resonate for my son and daughter, and for helping to teach them about one of the world’s most important writers in a most poignant way. This will be quite a memory!”

— Young Charles Dickens Audience Member