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Open: 12/27/19- Close: 01/04/20 2nd Annual Up Close Festival
An Immersive Theatre Festival About New York For New Yorkers Of All Ages.

 

Presented by New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds, the 2nd Annual UP CLOSE Festival – an immersive theater event modeled after the community organizing principles of Jane Jacobs – returns for a program of three new participatory works that bring Greenwich Village history to life. The event transforms New Ohio’s basement theater into an interactive archive of the neighborhood where audiences are free to navigate a 360° pre-show installation, then engage in a series of 10-minute pieces by some of NYC’s most adventurous theatre artists. This year’s program includes a life-size game of chess inspired by the ‘90s-era conflict between two local chess shops; a sonic laboratory with sound scientists from an imagined

Venue:
New Ohio Theatre : 154 Christopher Street
Open: 12/16/19- Close: 02/17/20 A COCKTAIL PARTY SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
Is it possible to have a meaningful conversation with a perfect stranger in our fast-paced, increasingly lonely world? This question has inspired the cocktail guru, theatre artist, and storyteller Wil Petry to create A COCKTAIL PARTY SOCIAL EXPERIMENT – an unconventional hybrid of immersive theater, story slam, and an evening of boozy voyeurism. The guests are asked to turn off their cell phones for the duration of the event; some can just watch and listen – while eight volunteers skip the small talk, and get into the good stuff. Ticket price includes one free cocktail; a bar on the premises opens an hour before the show and serves drinks throughout the performance.
Venue:
Chelsea Music Hall : 407 W 15th Street
Open: 12/19/19- Close: 01/05/20 CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in "A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa" from December 19 to January 5. The show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal including a quartet of Rockettes in Slovak, Moravian and Ruthenian folk costumes and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish and Swahili.

Schedule:  Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, matinees Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00 PM.

Come dressed as character of Dickens' Christmas Carol or any seasonal holiday and use discount code SCROOGE for $2 off all tickets

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 12/13/19- Close: 12/15/19 Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker
Dances Patrelle

presents

The Yorkville Nutcracker

December 13-15, 2019

 

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 13-15, 2019 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $70 (extended family, group, student and senior discounts available) and will be available beginning October 21 at 

Venue:
The Kaye Playhouse : 68th Street between Park & Lex.
Open: 12/13/19- Close: 12/31/19 Latina Christmas Special’
An American comedy of Latina proportions! Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal), Latina Christmas Special, written and performed by acclaimed comedians Diana Yanez, Maria Russell and Sandra Valls and directed by Geoffrey Rivas, makes its NYC debut at the SoHo Playhouse for a four-week run beginning Dec. 13.

New York City premiere of Latina Christmas Special — An American comedy of Latina proportions! Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal), Latina Christmas Special makes its NYC debut at the SoHo Playhouse.

Venue:
Soho Playhouse : 15 Vandam Street
Open: 12/13/19- Close: 03/03/20 PADDINGTON GETS IN A JAM
Jonathan Rockefeller brings a new show to New York featuring the star of page and screen: Paddington. This new fun-filled comedy, Paddington Gets in a Jam, is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and will begin a strictly limited 12-week run from December 13, 2019 through March 6, 2020.
In Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Gets in a Jam, Paddington is at home making his favorite marmalade jam, with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar. Paddington goes next door to borrow some sugar, where he finds his ever-grumpy neighbor Mr. Curry in a panic, expecting an important visitor. Paddington volunteers to help get the house ready for the visit, but in typical Paddington fashion, his good intentions lead to hysterical chaos.
Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: 12/14/19- Close: 12/14/19 Peter Pan
TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City.

Peter Pan on December 14, 2019 at 11 am. BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007) are $30 (General Admission) and can be purchased by visiting Tribecapac.org or by calling (212) 220-1460. Peter Pan, Saturday, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 am

 

Venue:
Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr. : 199 Chambers Street
Open: 12/18/19- Close: 12/21/19 ZVIDANCE presents the World Premiere of MAIM (Water in Hebrew)
ZVIDANCE presents the World Premiere of MAIM (Water in Hebrew) at New York Live Arts December 18-21, 2019 ZVIDANCE presents the World Premiere of MAIM from December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/maim/ or by phone at 212-691-6500. Performances: Wed-Fri at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm and 7:30pm. Opening Night Gala tickets are $100 and are available at http://www.zvidance.com/tickets/.   MAIM sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. Israeli Zvi Gotheiner grew up in Kibbutz Messilot on the slopes of Mount Gilboa, where King David cursed the land with no rain or dew in his biblical mourning elegy to his beloved Jonathan.
Venue:
New York Live Arts : 219 W. 19th Street