Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents American Family Theater’s The Wizard of Oz Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm

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April 21, 2014

 

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
American Family Theater’s

The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm

A Target StorybookSeries presentation

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) concludes its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with American Family Theater’s The Wizard of Oz onSunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. The performance is recommended for ages four and up.

 

“[American Family Theater’s] shows burst with energy, song and special effects…

their spirit is contagious.” – Leslie Bennett, The New York Times

 

Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this original musical tells the beloved story of Dorothy’s adventure over the rainbow as she follows the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion towards the Emerald City and the mysterious Wizard who can help her get home.  Featuring original lyrics, music and book by Don Kersey, the hour-long performance features such songs as “Be Brave,” “Back Home,” and “It’s So Easy to be a Witch.”

 

Founded in 1975, American Family Theater (AFT) is the nation’s premier producer of musicals for families and young audiences, performing in over 300 venues each year. As a distinguished leader in the development of arts-in-education, all American Family Theater productions are designed to enrich and motivate, providing unique experiences for audiences of all ages to share.

 

Please note that this is NOT the MGM movie version of the story.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-14 Target Storybook Series

is sponsored by Target.

 

About the Target Storybook Series

The centerpiece of BCBC’s 2013-14 family programming, the Target Storybook Series features performances based on classic and contemporary children’s literature and aims to encourage the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight. Each performance is accompanied by a Parents’ Guide, with literacy-based activity sheets, reading tips, and discussion topics, giving parents the opportunity to engage their children both pre- and post-performance.  Parents’ Guides can be downloaded at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org/Target_Storybook.asp.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org

Box Office: 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)

Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600, ext. 3331

 

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 2014-15, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

 

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 Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards. 

 

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1832 stores – 1,784 in the United States and 48 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility.

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2013-14 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; TD Bank; National Grid; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; the Henry and Lucy Moses Foundation, Inc.; the Herman Goldman Foundation; the Alice Lawrence Foundation; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2013-14 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 E. Weinstein, New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

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