Brooklyn, NY, May 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Brooklyn Children’s Theatre (BCT), a children’s musical theatre program that presents new and original works written by local writers, will be performing Urban Legends on Friday, May 21st and May 22nd at St. Savior’s Church in Brooklyn. Proceeds will go to benefit the BCT Scholarship Fund.
Urban Legends is a collection of five original musical vignettes that incorporate elements of modern and historical legends, careers, cityscapes and urban life. All pieces will be performed by BCT student actors ranging in age from first grade through tenth.
Urban Legends: A Teacher’s Nightmare, The Apartment at 401 W. 92nd St., The Editor’s New Clothes, Pandora’s Box, Under The Lemon Moon and a preview of their upcoming June performance of the classic Alice in Wonderland.
“Each student cast is so diverse, we’ve watched them develop relationships amongst their theatrical peers that have grown into mini-communities outside of the ones they live in,” said Amy White Graves, Co-Founder - Executive Director, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. “Urban Legends offers a wide range of themes that showcase all their talents. We encourage all families, friends and the New York City community to experience a cast of more than 100 very talented actor students as they bring these original and inventive mini-musicals to life.”
St. Savior’s Church, Parish Hall
611 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 (corner of 6th street)
F train to 7th Ave.
Friday, May 21 performances include: A Teacher’s Nightmare, The Apartment Building at 401 West 92nd St. and The Editor’s New Clothes
Saturday May 22 performances include: Pandora’s Box, Under the Lemon Moon and Alice in Wonderland Preview
$5 suggested ticket price to benefit the BCT Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available the day/night of the show at the door.
Seating is limited to 250.
Friday, May 21 at 5pm and Saturday, May 22 at 6:30:
A Teacher’s Nightmare
The Apartment Building at 401 West 92nd St.
The Editor’s New Clothes
Friday, May 21 at 7:30pm and Saturday May 22 at 2pm:
Under the Lemon Moon
Alice in Wonderland Preview
**A Teacher’s Nightmare**
Music by David Gordon, Written by Angela Gomez
Starring: Eliza Berner, Charlotte Brown, Carmen Cross, Maya Davis, Brooklyn Fuentes, Ella Gillespie, Noa Greenstein, Anna Gurl, Zev Lane, Stella Mahler, Cyann Mills, Elijah Pluchino, Ginger Semmelhack,Kenna Spickler, Lila Sternoff, Lola Vescovo, Sonia Chajet Wides
**The Apartment at 401 W. 92nd St.**
Music by Gabriel Luce, Lyrics by Gabriel Zucker, Written by Suzanne Gregoire
Starring: Olive Amdur, Maya Bashner, Marina Bien-Aimé, Ella Fruchter, Ella Gates, Charlotte Hamilton-Caillet, Janel Hogue, Chloe Ivey, Maddie Korbey, Cristina Melian, Georgia Moore, Kathleen Nevius,Sara Shaw, David Siegel, Rafaella Spielberg, Margot Supple, Jacob Thomas Mackenzie
**The Editor’s New Clothes**
Written by Amy White Graves, Music by Steve Saari
Starring: Hannah Adler-Levine, Lee Ann Bael, Ella Ezratty, August Graves,Caitlin Hickey, Amanda Levine, Muse McCormack, Cyann Mills, Nina Moss, Sophia Naranjo, Anne Nevius, Jane Schechter, Rebecca Supple, Julia Turner, Jamie Weiner, Kary Deasian Williams, Adiba Yeakub
Written by Wendy Gross Baker, Music and Lyrics by John O’Neil
Starring: Ryan Badre-Hume, Vaughn Burgess, Jasmine Caballero, Israel Fortozo, Alice Goyer, Jackson Hill, William Lach, Stephen Lynch, Matthew Meyer, James Michalski, Priya Persad, Vivek Persad, Kalie Rodriguez, Soren Shapiro, Alex Thompson, Rachel Wong, Maria Zozulya
**Under The Lemon Moon**
Written by Chris Heller, Music by Beth Sorrentino
Starring: Omilana Atkins, John Berry, Kate Castañeda-LaMar, Teresa Collins, Soul Ferguson, Mia Gates, Gabrielle Guarna, Ruby Kahn, Jazea Kornegay, Chloe Levine, Daphne Parkhill, Jack Peterson, Vivian Ra, Hannah Margaret Schorr, Blue Semmelhack, Una Smithsimon, Asia Williams, Elijah Williams
**Alice in Wonderland Preview**
Starring: Moshe Acevedo, Matilda Armstrong, Hannah Carne, Nicole Carne, Miranda Cornell, Zoe Halaczinsky, Rebecca Lurie, Samantha Meyer, Amelia Plummer, Ava Prince, Samantha Schreiber, Ruby Simon, Soledad Tejada, Sofia Thompson, Matthew Woodcock, Emma Young
About Brooklyn Children’s Theatre:
Founded in 2003 by Amy White Graves and Nicole Kempskie, Brooklyn Children's Theatre is a musical theatre program dedicated to fostering creativity, self-expression, and teamwork through the art of performance. In addition, BCT is committed to supporting the Brooklyn community by presenting new and original works written by local writers. BCT was chosen as a top pick in the 2009 “Park Slope 100.” The BCT Scholarship Fund is a sponsored project of "Fractured Atlas," a non-profit umbrella organization. To learn more about upcoming auditions, performances, internships, scholarships and more visit www.brooklynchildrenstheatre.net.
About Amy White Graves:
Amy is a music theatre educator and director, a voice and piano teacher, a Pilates instructor, and has performed across the country, in Boston and Off-Broadway in the hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Amy has served in some capacity (as a Music Director, Director/Choreographer, Production Manager, Publicity and Marketing Manager, Jingle-Writer, set and props designer, or all of the above) on every BCT production. She is also the Costume Designer for all of BCT's shows. She has been teaching music and theatre to children for 12 years. She holds a B.F.A. in Music Theatre from NYU Tisch-CAP 21 and is a member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.