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

Love That Dog: "Entertaining and Poignant" - Mommy Poppins

Perfect for the age group

“My daughter and niece had a wonderful time.  I think the performance was perfect for the age group. I could see my daughter’s emotions.  She laughed, she smiled, she was sad at times.  I was touched myself. I also had a dog that I love that I lost to cancer, so I was moved by the actor.  My husband and I discussed the show with the girls and the responsibility of owning a pet.  Both girls are at the age where they would love pets to have pets and they need to be aware of the pain associated with the loss of the pet.”

Love That Dog Audience Member

Please Bring Balloons

Thank you for making this magic happen!

“There are so few theatrical experiences for children of this age, and yet the power of the theatre can sometimes transform them the most. Watching my daughter’s eyes light up when she saw the show was transformative for me as well. She was a bit nervous going in, and after she looked at me and said with a smile, “Fun. Wow.” I said the same. I am planning on bringing her back again. Thank you for making this magic happen!”

Please Bring Balloons – NYCCT Audience Member

young charles dickens

“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

young charles dickens

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

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 is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

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 Five 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 five 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!!!

— NYC Mom

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