Our Featured Stories

Behind the Scenes of Our 2016-17 Season

Behind the Scenes of Our 2016-17 Season

Take a peek behind the scenes of our hit shows: Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker, Young Charles Dickens, Please Bring Balloons and Love That Dog!
Sara Morgulis' ARC Experience

Sara Morgulis' ARC Experience

NYCCT Associate Education Director, Sara Morgulis, reflects on her experience visiting one of our teaching artists at an After School Reading Club Program.
What is ARC?

What is ARC?

NYCCT is proud to be a partner in the DOE's pilot program of the After School Reading Club (ARC). But what is ARC?
What is Literature at Play?

What is Literature at Play?

New York City Children's Theater is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund our Literature at Play workshops in homeless shelters. But what is Literature at Play and how does it benefit children across New York City?
Love That Dog is an Off Broadway Alliance Nominee

Love That Dog is nominated for Best Family Show!

Love That Dog has been nominated for the 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show!
Brandon Schraml

Brandon Schraml

Brandon Schraml hails from the city with the second most fountains in the world, has performed in 48 of the 50 states and would visit Mars if he could! Learn more about our Polar Bear from Please Bring Balloons!
Claire Simba

Meet Claire Simba

Claire Simba writes and directs her own plays, wants to travel to Greece to see where Theatre was born and has lived across three continents! Learn more about Claire, our Emma in Please Bring Balloons!
Derek Christopher Murphy of Love That Dog

Derek Christopher Murphy

Love That Dog's Derek Christopher Murphy was a state champion pole vaulter, says Count Olaf is one of the best villains of all time and has his own dog named Prince! Learn more about the man bringing Jack to life in Love That Dog!

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What the Press is Saying

Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

Mommy Poppins on Please Bring Balloons: "Full of Magic and Imagination"

"It's a sweet, magical adventure filled with animals, balloons, music, and twinkling lights–and easily my 4-year-old's favorite show in the last year." - Mommy Poppins
"It helps kids see what is great about poetry!" - Says Me Says Mom

"It helps kids see what is great about poetry!" - Says Me Says Mom

"The great thing about the show is that it takes the children in the audience on the same journey as the boy in the book. It helps them to see what is great about poetry and inspires them to write poems of their own." - Says Me Says Mom
Love That Dog: "Entertaining and Poignant" - Mommy Poppins

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

"New York City Children's Theater's latest production for school-age kids is a one-actor play that manages to be both entertaining and poignant." - Mommy Poppins
"We think you'll Love That Play!" - KidsNewsNYC

"We think you'll Love That Play!" - KidsNewsNYC

"We think you’ll “love that play” and also you will learn that even if you think you don’t, you really do have a lot to say!" - KidsNewsNYC
Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

Mocha Mommy on Please Bring Balloons: "Absolutely Delightful"

"Please Bring Balloons was absolutely delightful and I found myself getting lost in the magic of seeing this story come to life through my daughters eyes." - Mocha Mommy
Please Bring Balloons

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!
New York City Children's Theater's 20th Anniversary Season

Two of the Best Winter Shows!

Mommy Poppins is calling Love That Dog and Please Bring Balloons two of the Best Winter Shows for NYC Kids!

"My Daughter was Riveted!"

"As soon as the dancers took to the stage, my daughter was riveted...It was just enough to whet my kid’s appetite for ballet." - Rose Gordon Sala, Mommy Poppins

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What Our Audiences are Saying

Education Programs Two Girls Leaving Class

It Was A Great Experience For The Kids

"It was a great experience for the kids to not just to be exposed to literature but see how a book could be put into action, into a performance."
Education Programs Two Girls in Class

This Program Helped Our Kids Work Together!

"Being part of this program helped our kids learn to work together, which is something they have had trouble with."
Education Programs Two Girls Acting

The Project Used Their Voice and Ideas

"This is a different approach to storytelling that is fun. The project used their voice and ideas.  That meant a lot to them and got them engaged."
Education Programs Classroom

I've Been Doing the Theatre Games with the Students!

"I have been doing the some of the theatre games with the students and have noticed an improvement in reading comprehension when I do this."
Education Programs TA and Students

The Students Appreciated Working Together!

"It was great for them to try something new and expressive. So much of the time they must work on their own. This was new, and they appreciated that."
Education Programs Kids in Theater

Students Became More Confident and Articulate!

"My students became more confident and articulate by participating in the program. It was a pleasure watching the children grow."
Literature at Play Performance

NYCCT TAs Help Children Feel Comfortable Performing!

“Our teacher teaching artist was amazing. The children felt comfortable performing on stage. I hope this partnership continues for years to come."
Please Bring Balloons

Amazing Play for Little Ones!

We look forward to future productions!

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