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Macbeth

Macbeth

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Mainstage, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Company Presents: Macbeth By William Shakespeare Thursday, January 19, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017 Black Box Theater Sheen Center for Thought and Culture 18 Bleecker St – NY, NY 10012 – Box Office: (212) 925-2812 GET TICKETS   The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s most terrifying tale of blood, war, and witchcraft: MACBETH. Don’t see it alone.   Founded by members of The Actors Studio, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has been turning New Yorkers of all incomes and backgrounds on to the pleasures of Shakespeare with breathtaking performances, cinematic pace, and gorgeous production values. Frog & Peach takes a very different, thought provoking view on Shakespeare’s best known work. – DJR Bruckner, The New York Times Every one of the players proves that in the right hands Shakespeare can be laugh-out-loud funny–the text often feels as if it could have been written today. – Ethan Kanfer, Show Business Weekly Macbeth stars Erick Gonzalez & Kate T. Billingsley, Alec Barniskis, Ellie D’Eustachio, Alyssa Diamond, Kevin Hauver, Colin Hinckley, Vivien Landau,  Chris Leberger, Bess Miller, John L Payne, Richard James Porter, Rita Posillico, Niall Powderly, John Ramaine, Patrick Roberts, Rick Roemer, James T Stanton, Marcus Watson, & David Whittington Jr. Lynnea Benson – Director Jean Kim – Set Design Asa Benally – Costumes Johanna Ring – Stage Manager Hannah Lee – Assistant Stage Manager Ali Hall – Lighting Tom Knutson – Movement Marcus Watson – Combat Choreography Upcoming Performances Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, January 20, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, January 27, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, February 3, 2017 7:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Tickets: $15 (Jan 19 – 20) $24.99 (Jan 21 – Feb 12) Students, Seniors, and Military Veterans: $18 February 3 Gala Performance –...

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Snow White & The Seven Little Guys!

Snow White & The Seven Little Guys!

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Tinkerbell, Uncategorized

TINKERBELL THEATRE SERIES Starting in January, Frog & Peach Theatre presents a reboot of this classic tale & more with Tinkerbell Theatre at the Sheen Center Saturday, January 21, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017 Black Box Theater Sheen Center for Thought and Culture 18 Bleecker St – NY, NY 10012 – Box Office: (212) 925-2812 Tickets are $24.99 GET TICKETS Book by Lynnea Benson Music & Lyrics by Ted Zurkowski Frog & Peach’s hilarious, interactive musical retelling of Snow White & The Seven Little Guys! Princess Snow White has a pure heart, a strong spirit, and a terrible temper. On the run from the Wicked Queen, she holes up with the Seven Little Guys: Bossy, Beasty, Thrifty, Stoolie, Dizzy, Mumbles & Stosh — but, the Queen is determined to win back the Title of Fairest in The Land. Will the Queen ever find her? Will the Magic Mirror find true love? And what about that Prince? A story about what’s Fair and what’s fair, with toe-tapping tunes, big soft puppets, and laughs for the whole family. There’s even a fun puppet making workshop after every show, right on stage with the cast! Puppet making kit included! Snow White & The Seven Little Guys runs in rep with audience favorite Cinderella, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm through Feb 12. The perfect outing families & audiences age four and up, starting on Saturday afternoon, January 21 and thru Sunday, February 12, Frog & Peach Theatre Company (known for popular & critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespearean plays), will present the fun & family-friendly fairy tale series Tinkerbell Theatre, where they have adapted “Cinderella” and “Snow White and the Seven Little Guys!” (both from the Brothers Grimm) into exciting and interactive live shows featuring sing-along songs & unique, large-scale puppets. Everyone is also invited to participate in a special Puppet Making Workshop right on stage after each show with the cast! High quality puppet kits are available or bring an old sock & make a new friend! About Frog & Peach Frog & Peach is renowned for making theatre thrilling and accessible for everybody! From their acclaimed Main Stage productions to the kooky fun of Tinkerbell Theatre (for audiences age four and up) Frog and Peach is “The Treasure of Off Off Broadway!” Tinkerbell Theatre turns classic fairy tales into rollicking family fun with Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style humor, sing-along songs and big, soft puppets. “We absolutely loved Tinkerbell Theatre, and our three children, aged 7, 3 and 2, sat enraptured throughout. Even their jaded mothers found it funny!”  Vanessa J., West Village Upcoming Performances Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Tickets:...

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Tinkerbell, Uncategorized

TINKERBELL THEATRE SERIES Starting in January, Frog & Peach Theatre presents a reboot of this classic tale & more with Tinkerbell Theatre at the Sheen Center Saturday, January 21, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017 Black Box Theater Sheen Center for Thought and Culture 18 Bleecker St – NY, NY 10012 – Box Office: (212) 925-2812 Book by Lynnea Benson Music & Lyrics by Ted Zurkowski Cinderella is a riotous new take on the familiar story of a young girl dispossessed by her murderous Stepmother and wicked Stepsisters. Thanks to grit, wit, and her bird friends Albert & Cameron, Cinderella ventures to the Three Day Ball, and meets the socially challenged Prince Dreamboat. His parents, the King and Queen (also puppets) are eager to marry him off so they can finally retire to Boca. There’s even a fun puppet making workshop after every show, right on stage with the cast! Puppet making kit included! Filled with laughs, live music, and some great acts of kindness, Cinderella is fun for the whole family! Cinderella runs in rep with audience favorite Snow White & The Seven Little Guys Saturdays & Sundays at 12 noon through Feb 12. About Frog & Peach Frog & Peach is renowned for making theatre thrilling and accessible for everybody! From their acclaimed Main Stage productions to the kooky fun of Tinkerbell Theatre (for audiences age four and up) Frog and Peach is “The Treasure of Off Off Broadway!” Tinkerbell Theatre turns classic fairy tales into rollicking family fun with Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style humor, sing-along songs and big, soft puppets. “We absolutely loved Tinkerbell Theatre, and our three children, aged 7, 3 and 2, sat enraptured throughout. Even their jaded mothers found it funny!”  Vanessa J., West Village Upcoming Performances Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 5, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 pm GET TICKETS Tickets:...

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Fall 2016 Benefit Reading and Auction

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

View The Full Gallery HERE What a night!  THANK YOU!! Your tax-deductible support gives lower income young people Shakespeare year-round!Click here to make a donation, or send toFrog & Peach Theatre Co., c/o Lynnea Benson 19 Cumming St, #4M New York, NY   10034 Frog & Peach. Because you know what Shakespeare is worth. Watch for more photos in our newsletter and on Facebook! Celebrating our Donors       Framed program of EQUUS, signed by Alec Baldwin Lunch, Dinner or Drinks with The One & Only Austin Pendleton Combat Event, Corporate Team Building, or Party Event with Marcus...

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Sin & Virtue – Star Reading Gala

Sin & Virtue – Star Reading Gala

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Co presents their Annual Fall Gala Reading! Starring Lois Smith (True Blood) and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) lauded as two the finest actors ever to grace the American stage and  screen.   With musical accompaniment by the wonderful Bruce Baumer! More Details to come soon! Tuesday Sept 27, 2016 7:30 -10 pm Guest Honoree Pending  GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL- 46 Barrow St New York NY  10014 “Sin & Virtue” Starring True Blood’s Lois Smith The Good Wife’s Zach Grenier (more performers pending)   A Spectacular Evening of Light Buffet, Wine, Signature Cocktails, Auction followed by Celebrity Readings of Shakespeare’s Plays Music by Bruce Baumer Tickets on Eventbrite -$49, $69 for two, $129 Party of Four, $179 Party of Six Proceeds to Support Free Student Tickets to Frog & Peach Theatre’s Main Stage Season of Shakespeare  And Family program,  Tinkerbell Theatre at The Sheen Center 18 Bleecker St, NY NY 10012 in 2017 Questions? Contact: 646 3517450 Buy Tickets...

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First Folio Live = a Success!

First Folio Live = a Success!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

The acclaimed Frog & Peach Theatre Company is New York’s only First Folio based Shakespeare ensemble.  Founded by members of the Actors Studio, and beloved by Shakespeare fans from all over the tri-state area, we were delighted to return to the Manhattan’s Upper West Side to take part in the New-York Historical Society’s First Folio Live event Saturday June 11! For this special event, we selected one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest scenes from Romeo & Juliet:  Act III, Scene I, featuring Collin Blackard as Benvolio, Lenny Ciotti as Mercutio, Marcus Watson as Tybalt, Jonathan Reed Wexler as Romeo, and Ellie D’Eustachio as the troupe’s lovely but terrifying Stage Manager.  The dramatic stairway and other architectural details made The Robert H & Clarice Smith Gallery perfect for this cinematic scene. After the show, audiences took part in a fun Show & Tell led by Teaching Artist & Frog & Peach Combat Choreographer Marcus Watson.  Participants got a hands-on feel for weapons like the ones Shakespeare’s actors used at The Globe. We had a wonderful time turning visitors young & old on to the excitement of Shakespeare! Enjoy some Photos from the event Below!  (photos by DFXden)   IMG_5167IMG_5187IMG_5096IMG_5197 View The Full Gallery HERE   Thanks to Everyone who came...

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