Wringer

Year(s) Produced: 2016
A new musical based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli

About Wringer

Based on the Newberry Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer tells the heartfelt 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.

Show Credits

Book and Lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik
Music by Jacob Yandura
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Based on the book WRINGER by Jerry Spinelli

Starring:

  • Spencer Glass
  • Danny Kornfeld
  • Storm Lever
  • Geoffrey Lind
  • Dan Rosales

What Audiences are Saying about Wringer

Fun from Beginning to End

Wringer, the musical adaptation by New York City Children’s Theater, is fun from beginning to end. The production offers a clever script (by Rebekah Greer Melocik, who also wrote the witty lyrics), catchy tunes (by Jacob Yandura) and fine performances. Complete with rodent and cat costumes, and belted out by the scene-stealing Mr. [Spencer] Glass.

— Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
Best Children’s Theater in NYC this Spring!

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

— Mommy Poppins
We Loved It!

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

— NYC Dad
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!

— NYC Mom
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.

— NYC Parent
A First Rate Theater Experience!

We had a fabulous time. It was great for the boys to get a first rate theater 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 Parent
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!

— NYC Parent
Fun from Beginning to End

Wringer, the musical adaptation by New York City Children’s Theater, is fun from beginning to end. The production offers a clever script (by Rebekah Greer Melocik, who also wrote the witty lyrics), catchy tunes (by Jacob Yandura) and fine performances. Complete with rodent and cat costumes, and belted out by the scene-stealing Mr. [Spencer] Glass.

— Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
Best Children’s Theater in NYC this Spring!

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

— Mommy Poppins
We Loved It!

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

— NYC Dad
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!

— NYC Mom
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.

— NYC Parent
A First Rate Theater Experience!

We had a fabulous time. It was great for the boys to get a first rate theater 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 Parent
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!

— NYC Parent
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