Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to continue its partnership with Target® to bring quality, affordable, and educational performing arts programming to the culturally diverse families of Brooklyn with its 2015 Target Storybook Series, running March 29 – May 17, 2015. The series aims to encourage both a love of storytelling and the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight.
The Target Storybook Series, featuring performances based on classic and contemporary children’s literature, is the centerpiece of Brooklyn Center’s 2014-15 family programming, with shows including Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure, and Dallas Children’s Theatre’s The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Tickets for Brooklyn Center’s 2014-15 Target Storybook Series are $9-$15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Target to bring classic children’s books to life on our stage for Brooklyn’s young audiences,” said Jon Yanofsky, Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. “Our Target Storybook Series aims not only to entertain and delight, but also to create lasting family memories, and assist more children in improving their reading proficiency by the end of the third grade.”
Enchantment Theatre Company
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2pm
A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages four and up
A young boy creates worlds to explore, using his limitless imagination and his trusty purple crayon. Join Harold as he rockets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a king in an enchanted garden. Enchantment Theatre brings Crockett Johnson’s timeless classic to life in a multimedia production incorporating life-size puppets, masks, music, and magic.
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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2pm
A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages three and up
The Little Caterpillar with the enormous appetite returns to Brooklyn! Back by popular demand, this triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his unique nature. Mermaid Theatre draws upon the magic of black light to capture the whimsical charm of Eric Carle’s classic stories. The performance will be immediately followed by Brooklyn Center’s Eighth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration.
Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm & 3pm
A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages three and up
Based on the hit PBS Kids series, this interactive musical adventure features all of your kids’ favorite characters, including Buddy, Tiny, Don, and Mr. Conductor, all brought to life through the magic and mastery of Jim Henson Studios. Climb on board for a fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode in trains!
Dallas Children’s Theater
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2pm
A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages five and up
One night while Stanley Lambchop is asleep, the bulletin board above his bed falls on top of him. The next morning he wakes up flat – really, REALLY flat! He decides to put himself in an envelope and travel the world, and that’s when the adventures begin. In this live musical travelogue based on Jeff Brown’s popular book, Stanley explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2014-15 Target Storybook Series is sponsored by Target.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600, x3331
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About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been recognized as both Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids and Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding by ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards. In 2014-15, Brooklyn Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season of presenting world-class performances at Brooklyn College.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support for the 2014-15 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Target, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Macy’s, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, WFUV, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.
March 29, 2015 at 2pm
April 19, 2015 at 2pm
April 26, 2015 at 12pm & 3pm
May 17, 2015 at 2pm:
Theater: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Address: Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, Ne 11210
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brooklyn Center Box Office at 718-951-4500