From Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) will conclude its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with American Family Theater's “The Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m..
Based on L. Frank Baum's classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” this original musical, which is different than the MGM movie version of the story, 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 toward 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 more than 300 venues each year. American Family Theater productions are designed to enrich and motivate, providing unique experiences for audiences of all ages to share.
The Brooklyn Center’s 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 4 to 8. 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.
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 more than 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.
All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at (718) 951-4500 (Tuesday through Saturday, 1-6 p.m.), or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. The performance is recommended for ages four and up.
In recognition of its commitment to 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.