RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOR “TINKERBELL THEATRE,” TWO FAIRY TALE PLAYS IN REPERTORY Frog and Peach Theatre Company remounts “Cinderella” and “The Tinderbox,” both written and directed by Lynnea Benson, April 27 to May 19.
Venue: West End Theater, 263 West 86th St. (B’way and West End Ave.)
Building, theater and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible.
Presented by Frog and Peach Theatre Company Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM:
“Cinderella” Saturdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm “The Tinderbox” Sundays at 11:30 am and Saturdays at 12:30 pm
Tickets are $10 in advance online and $12 at the door. The show’s running time is 45 minutes and is recommended for ages four and up.
All performances are followed by a puppet-making workshop.
Box office: Smarttix (212) 868-4444. www.smarttix.com
NEW YORK — For audiences age four and up, Frog and Peach Theatre Company, “a brave company that is a jewel of Off-Broadway” (Ronald Gross, NY Theatre Buying Guide), will present a fairy tale series, “Tinkerbell Theatre,”adapting “Cinderella” (from the Brothers Grimm) and “The Tinderbox” (from Hans Christian Anderson) into Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs and big, soft puppets.
The plays, written and directed by Lynnea Benson, will be followed by puppet-making workshops to which all kids attending will be invited. The two plays will be presented in repertory April 27 to May 19 at West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street.
Tinkerbell Theatre is Benson’s name for her repertoire of plays that enact classical fairy tales with Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style dialogue, toe-tapping songs and big, soft puppets. “Cinderella” is adapted from the original Brothers Grimm story and “The Tinderbox” is adapted from Hans Christian Anderson. The plays are acted by a cast of six. In both plays, the heroes are played by actors and the villains are played by soft, playful puppets.
There are songs are written by Ted Zurkowski, who is co-founder of Frog and Peach.
“Cinderella” (Saturdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm) is a riotous new take on the familiar story of a young girl dispossessed by her murderous Stepmother and wicked Stepsisters. Her friendship with two magical birds (played by puppets) helps her go to the Three Day Ball, where she meets a socially awkward Prince Dreamboat with whom she plays Crazy Eights and compares notes on Ornithology. His parents, the King and Queen (also puppets) are eager to marry him off so they can retire happily to Boca.
Now, if only he were able to get that darned slipper to slip onto one of the girls in the kingdom, most of whom are so desperate to marry royalty that they would whittle their feet for a fit!
“The Tinderbox” (Sundays at 11:30 pm and Saturdays at 12:30 pm) is a story of a pure-hearted soldier who finds happiness in an enchanted forest, where he overcomes the schemings of a Wicked Witch, befriends three unforgettable Dogs and wins a beautiful (but lonesome) Princess with the help of a magical Tinderbox that brings you whatever your heart desires…with hilarious results!
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Event Category: Theatre
When: April 27, 2013 ~ May 19, 2013
Where: West End Theater
More Info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/tinkerbell.htm