Award-Winning and Critically Acclaimed Organization Announces 2016-17 Season

New York City Children's Theater's 20th Anniversary Season

(New York, NY) New York City Children’s Theater kicked off its 20th anniversary with the sold out, critically acclaimed musical Wringer, which the New York Times called “fun from beginning to end” with “a clever script, catchy tunes, and fine performances.” The celebration continues with four productions in the 2016-17 season and the expansion of the company’s membership program, NYCCT’s latest effort in bringing affordable, high-quality theater to kids and their families.

Holiday 2016:

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker
Nov. 26th – Dec. 18th
Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row

Choreographed by Michael McGowan
Written by Barbara Zinn Krieger
With the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Break out the tutus and toe-shoes for Sophie the Swan’s latest adventure. A companion piece to the hit BALLERINA SWAN, this world premiere blends ballet and puppetry as Sophie prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker.” Based on the book BALLERINA SWAN by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. 50 minutes. Best for ages 3 to 8.

Young Charles Dickens
Dec. 2nd – 18th
Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row

Book & Lyrics by Barbara Zinn Krieger
Music by Charles Greenberg
Directed by Andrew Frank
Original Direction by Josh Penzell

Back by popular demand, this modern classic returns for the holidays. Before he became a famous writer, Charles Dickens was a typical 12-year-old boy with a gift for telling stories. Based on the book A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, Young Charles Dickens is the true story of how one of the most famous writers of all time found his calling. 70 minutes. Best for ages 8 and up.

Mid-Winter 2017:

Love That Dog
Feb 18th-March 5th
The production is being staged at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

Created by Andrew Frank and Jason Howard
Directed by Andrew Frank

Featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and Walter Dean Myers, LOVE THAT DOG is a contemporary story about a boy who discovers the power of his own voice. Based on the book by award-winning author Sharon Creech. 70 minutes. Best for ages 8 and up.

Please Bring Balloons
Feb 18th-March 5th
The production is being staged at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

Conceived by David Kilpatrick
Directed by Sara Morgulis

An interactive, multi-sensory theater experience created for our youngest audience members. Based on Lindsay Ward’s beautiful illustrated book, PLEASE BRING BALLOONS will be a fun and dynamic introduction to theater that you and your toddler will love. 30 min. Best for ages 2-5 years old.

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