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Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Presents “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” June 25 & 26, 2010


17 local Brooklyn Chilrdren's Theatre student actors, ages 11-16, will be performing the Walt Disney classic “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”, Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2010 at The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse.

Brooklyn, NY, June 07, 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 the Walt Disney classic “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”, Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2010 at The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse. This is a family-friendly event that’s appropriate for all ages.

“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” is based on the 1951 Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll. The performance includes 15 musical dance numbers – all performed by 17 local BCT student actors, ages 11-16.

“These kids are so talented and dedicated. All of the student actors in this production are truly invested in the project, their cast mates, and are willing to take risks and have fun -- and you can see that in their performances,” said Amy White Graves, Co-Founder - Executive Director, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre.

“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

Music and lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hillard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mark David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional music and lyrics by Bryan Louiselle. Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico. Based on the 1951 Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll.

Directed & Choreography by Nicole Kempskie

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

Friday June 25 @ 6:30 P.M.
Saturday June 26 @ 2:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.

The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse
126 Saint Felix Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(between Hanson Place and Lafayette Avenue in the heart of the BAM Cultural District).

Reservations are being accepted via email amy@brooklynchildrenstheatre.net Tickets are also available the day/night of the show at the door. Seating is limited to 266. Ticket Prices: Adults $10, children under 12 $5.

Poster Design by the Mardiney Group, Inc. www.themardineygroup.com. Illustration by 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: Co-Founder, Director
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.

About Nicole Kempskie: Co-Founder, Artistic Advisor
Nicole started BCT with Amy White Graves in 2003 and served as Artistic Director for five years. She is the Manager of School & Family Programs at the Paley Center for Media and a professor in the graduate Educational Theatre program at City College, as well as a freelance director, choreographer and Arts Education consultant. She has taught for Broadway Classroom, ProMusica, Arts Connection, TADA and BAM. Her directing and choreography has been seen at North Shore Music Theatre, East Side Middle School, The Brearley School, Poly Prep, The New Players, Merkin Concert Hall/Kaufman Center, the Bank Street Theatre (The Moonlight Room), and for Disney, TheatreworksUSA (Max and Ruby 2008 & 2009 Spring Tours ) and New York University, among others. She has worked as a facilitator for Music Theatre International's Broadway Junior division, and has served as an advisor to Tams-Witmark, the Department of Education/Shubert Organization Broadway Jr. Pilot Program, and the Department of Education's Moving Image Blueprint for the Arts. For BCT, Nicole has written: The Princely Frog; Where's Miss Buttercup; The Elephant Prince; The School House Gang; The Last Seed and Bugtown! She has a M.A. in Theatre and Sociology from the Gallatin School at NYU. She is a juror for the European Children's Category of the International Emmy Awards, a former (and occasional) actor and member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild...and a Bollywood dancer.

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(718) 369-6388
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