TINKERBELL THEATRE SERIES
Starting on Halloween, Fairy Tales, Witches, Puppet-Making & more with Tinkerbell Theatre in Midtown
The perfect outing families & audiences age four and up, starting on Saturday afternoon, Halloween 10/31 and thru Sunday, 11/15, 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 “The Tinderbox” (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 ($10) or bring an old sock & make a new friend!
The two shows will be presented every Saturday & Sunday October 31 to November 15 at the Workshop Theatre (312 W 36th St. 4th Floor) and the plays are written and directed by Lynnea Benson and feature toe-tapping tunes by Ted Zurkowski.
Tinkerbell Theatre will run on Saturdays and Sundays at 12PM and 1PM:
“Cinderella” plays Saturdays & Sundays at 12PM
“The Tinderbox” plays Saturdays & Sundays at 1PM
Tickets are $12 in advance/online and $15 at the door, or $20 for both shows. All performances are followed by a puppet-making workshop. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. For more information visit www.FrogandPeachTheatre.org.
“Cinderella” (Saturdays & Sundays at 12PM) is the classic tale of a young girl and her quest to discuss Ornithology with Prince Dreamboat (It’s pronounced “Dram-beau”). With the help of her faithful Bird friends, Albert and Cameron, the brave Cinderella is a real survivor. Will she make it to the Three Day Ball? Will the King & Queen ever get to retire to Boca? And what about that slipper?
“The Tinderbox” (Saturdays & Sundays at 1PM) is a favorite among dog lovers everywhere! An Evil Witch guides the Pure-Hearted Soldier to a secret treasure house deep beneath the earth–but first he must brave Three Magical Dogs–Goldie, Silvie, and Red–and fetch a mysterious Tinderbox. His adventures lead him to riches, friendship with a Lonely Princess, and a stand-off with an Evil Queen.
The actors include Jonathan Reed Wexler, Collin Blackard, Nicholas Corda, Alyssa Diamond, Claire Elise Walton & Samantha Cooper; set design is by Ashley Cusack, costume design by Asa Benally, lighting design is by Dennis Parichy, and puppet designs are by Spica Wobbe and Nicola McEldowney.
This family-friendly theater production will be performed in repertory at the Workshop Theatre with Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s fall show for general audiences, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Lynnea Benson. Performances are October 22 to November 15.