Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid – Live! on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2pm. All tickets are $10 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 three and up.
In this new musical adventure based on the popular PBS KIDS® television series, Sid and his friends take an incredible journey through the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch, and discover that there’s a very special super duper sixth sense! Join Sid, Gabriela, Gerald, May, and Teacher Suzie as they explore, ask questions, and share lots of interactive moments with the audience through special sensory effects that fill the theater. Featuring music from the hit TV show and content based in national science learning, this high-energy musical will bring out the curious scientist in every child.
Following the performance, BCBC will host its seventh annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on the plaza outside Walt Whitman Theatre. Featuring interactive family activities, educational materials, street performers and giveaways, this freecommunity festival will highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling, and heightening awareness of the environmental global issues that we face today.
Sid the Science Kid – Live! was created for the stage by Michael Lewis (veteran Broadway performer and producer of ImaginOcean), John Tartaglia (creator and writer of ImaginOcean and Tony Award-nominated actor), and The Jim Henson Company. The production is directed by John Tartaglia and features the talents of Kristin Charney (voice of May), Emily Derrick (Sid), Alice Dinnean (voice of Gabriela), Angelina Leis (Teacher Susie), Drew Massey (voice of Sid), Danielle Strauss (May), Michelle West (Gerald), Sherrell Whitmire (Gabriela), and Victor Yerrid (voice of Gerald). The production team includes Ken Goldstein (scenic design), Annmarie Duggan (lighting design) and Shannon Lewis (choreography). The show features a book by Joe Purdy and puppet design and fabrication by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
The Sid the Science Kid television series is an educational animated show produced by The Jim Henson Company for PBS KIDS®. It uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery, and science readiness among preschoolers. This landmark production of 66 half-hour episodes debuted on September 1, 2008, and has since been honored with five EMMY nominations and multiple awards including the most recent CINE Golden Eagle Award.
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About the Target Storybook Series
The centerpiece of Brooklyn Center’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.
The final title in the 2013-14 Target Storybook Series will be American Family Theater’sThe Wizard of Oz, performing on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm. All seats for Brooklyn Center’s 2013-14 Target Storybook Series are $7-$10. Parents’ Guides can be downloaded at BrooklynCenterOnline.org/Target_Storybook.asp.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-14 Target Storybook Series is sponsored by Target and by the Herman Goldman Foundation. The National Grid Earth Day Celebration is sponsored by National Grid and TD Bank.
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Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: 718951-4500 (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 60thanniversary 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.
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.