Looking for a fun and memorable way to spend an afternoon with the whole family without breaking the bank? Now in its second year, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-14 Target Storybook Series brings a colorful line-up of classic children’s stories to life on stage, all for just $7-$10 a ticket.
Your kids will love seeing their favorite characters – like Sid the Science Kid, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz – come to life before their eyes in new musical adventures. You will love Brooklyn Center’s literacy-based Parents’ Guides, available on its website free of charge, that provide fun activities and discussion topics to help your little one engage with both the play and the book on which it is based. As a bonus, these guides also encourage families to read the books together before attending – a great idea for quality family time!
“Our aim with the Target Storybook Series is to not only entertain and create strong family memories,” says Jon Yanofsky, Brooklyn Center’s new Director, “but also to assist more children in reaching a strong level of reading proficiency by the end of the third grade.”
This season’s line-up opens with The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle on November 17. Based on the classic story by Watty Piper, this new musical celebrates the true meaning of friendship and the power of “I Think I Can!”
Other shows in the series include Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (January 12); A Brown Bear, a Moon, & a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle (March 16); Sid the Science Kid – Live! (April 6); and The Wizard of Oz (May 18). All Storybook Series shows are recommended for ages four and up.
For more details about the Target Storybook Series, as well as a full schedule of Brooklyn Center’s 2013-14 family programming, visit BrooklynCenterOnline.org or call (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm.
- The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle – Nov. 17, 2013
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Jan. 12, 2014
- A Brown Bear, A Moon, & A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle – March 16, 2014
- Sid the Science Kid – Live! – April 6, 2014
- The Wizard of Oz – May 18, 2014
Time: All performances begin at 2 pm and run approximately 1 hour
Location: Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Take the 2 train to Flatbush Avenue / On-site paid parking available