Genre: Kids, Musical
by Barbara Zinn Kreiger, directed by David Schecter

A Family Musical featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi, with Libretto by Barbara Zinn Krieger

Music Direction & Arrangements by Rick Erickson

Based on the book by Caldecott Medalist - Emily Arnold McCully

THE ORPHAN SINGER tells the story of Caterina, an orphan with exceptional vocal talent and dreams of studying music with Maestro Antonio Vivaldi. After struggle and hardwork Caterina finally earns a solo in Vivaldi's newest oratorio. Will she overcome the jealousy of Vivaldi's favorite diva? Who are the devoted street singers who visit the young girl and encourage her music education? Be transported to beautiful Baroque Era Venice with Making Books Sing's THE ORPHAN SINGER.

THE ORPHAN SINGER will give performances open to the public throughout the city, as follows:

THE BRONX - January 24 - January 28, 2006
Lehman Stages @ Lehman College - 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West - Bronx, NY
Tuesday Jan. 24 through Friday Jan. 27 at 10:30am
Saturday Jan. 28 - Special Performance - at 2:00pm with special guests and
family activities

Directions - By Car: From the Deegan Expressway, exit at Van Cortlandt Park South. Follow signs. From the Henry Hudson Parkway, exit at Moshulu Parkway. Follow signs.

By Subway: Take the 4 or the D to Bedford Park Station. Lehman College campus is a 3 to 5 minute, well-lit walk to the west.

QUEENS - February 1 - 4, 2006
Queensborough Performing Arts Center @ Queensborough Community College - 222-05 56th Avenue - Bayside Queens, NY Wednesday Feb. 1 through Friday Feb. 3 at 10:30am
Saturday Feb. 4 - Special Performance - at 11:00am with special guests and family activities

Directions - #7 to Main St., Flushing, then take the Q27 bus to Springfield Blvd. and 56th Ave., or the Q12 bus to Cloverdale Blvd. & Northern Blvd. F or R train to 169th St. and Hillside Ave., then take the Q30 bus via Horace Harding Blvd. to Springfield Blvd. Walk three blocks north to 56th Ave. The E or J train to Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave., then take the Q30 bus.

BROOKLYN - February 6 - 10, 2006
Goldstein Performing Arts Center @ Kingsborough Community College - 2001 Oriental Blvd. - Brooklyn, NY Monday Feb. 6 through Friday Feb. 10 at 10:30am

Directions - By Car: Belt Pkwy east to Exit 8A. Cross Coney Island Ave. along Guider Ave. Turn right onto E. 12th St. Turn left onto Neptune Ave. Turn right onto Cass Pl. Turn right to West End Ave. Turn left to Oriental Blvd.

By Subway - F to Ave. X, transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.

MANHATTAN - February 12 - 13, 2006
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) - New York, NY Sunday Feb. 12 - reading of the book "The Orphan Singer" by special guest at 6:30pm followed by 7:00pm performance
Monday Feb. 13 at 10:30am & 12:30pm

For more information about MAKING BOOKS SING programs, call 212-573-8791.

Open:   01/24/06
Close:   02/13/06

see above
Theater:   various places around town
New York, NY
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Cost:$10.00 - $22.00 or Call: at 212-573-8791