Genre: Kids, Musical
Written By: Kate Feiffer, MJ Bruder-Munafo, Paul Jacobs, Sarah Durkee Directed By: Debbi Katz

 If Emma’s mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter’s life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn’t be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face.

Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life?


Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents.



Michael Bernardi*
Maddie Glass
Andrew Hubacher*
Kayla King
Claire Kwon
Noah Marlowe*
Shelly McPherson*
Sydney Ryan Robles
Madisyn Shipman*
Garielle Smith-Goldson
Ryan Bauer Walsh*
Lauren Weintraub*
Ashton Woerz*


The cast includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

About the Company: Workshop Theater Company

Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit

Open:   02/16/13
Close:   03/10/13

Saturday 2/16 @ 12:00 and 3:00
Sunday 2/17 @ 12:00
Monday 2/18 @ 12:00 & 3:00
Saturday 2/23 @ 12:00 & 3:00
Sunday 2/24 @ 12:00
Monday 2/25 @ 7:00
Saturday 3/2 @ 12:00 & 3:00
Sunday 3/3 @ 12:00
Saturday 3/9 @ 12:00 & 3:00
Sunday 3/10 @ 12:00 & 3:00
Theater:   WorkShop Theater Company's Jewel Box The
Address:   312 W. 36th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:Adults: $18 Students/Seniors: $15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Presented by: Workshop Theater Company         Official Web Site: