The Queens Theater welcomes families again in 2022
The Queens Theater will once again welcome families with a wide variety of family programs this spring. From February, the Queens Theater will host at least one family performance each month that is sure to delight.
In February, the hall will present Beauty of Ballet from the School of American Ballet; in March, Lightwire Theater will light up the stage with the classic tale of The Tortoise & the Hare: The Next Gen; in April, a bilingual ensemble will perform The Selfish Giant/El Gigante Egoista with performances in English and Spanish, and TheaterWorks USA will present the award-winning children’s book The Pout Pout Fish live; and in May, Dog Man: The Musical will have everyone singing and dancing.
Sunday February 27, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how ballerinas dance on tiptoe? Or how the dancers turn without dizzying? Discover the answers to these questions and much more during these family performances on February 27, 2022 with excerpts from famous ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. School of American Ballet advanced students and faculty member Katrina Killian provide insight into the classroom to see how students train to become professional ballet dancers. This free one-hour in-person presentation is an enchanting introduction to the art of classical ballet. Guests are even invited to learn a few steps right from their seat! Recommended age is 4+.
Reservations are highly recommended and are only available by phone. Call the Queens Theater box office (open Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) at 718.760.0064 to reserve your spot. Seats are first come, first served. Learn more at https://queenstheatre.org/event/the-beauty-of-ballet/2022-02-27/
Sunday March 27, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
We start with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, but continue the story that finds them 10 years later, now with their own children and exploring modern distractions. Smartphones and video games are creating a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in an all-new type of race; where their adventures take them into unexpected territory. Old Man Turtle and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What obstacles will they have to overcome to reach the finish line?
With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale to a brilliant new light.
Take a look here.
Tickets are available for $15 each to sit in all sections. Purchases of 4 tickets will receive a $5 discount and are $55 for 4 tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://queenstheatre.org/event/the-adventures-of-tortoise-and-hare-the-next-gen/2022-03-27/.
Sunday, April 3, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Spill the sulkiest of frowns in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers on a vast ocean adventure. When Mr. Fish embarks on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he finds there’s more to him than his permanently plastered pout. This colorful adaptation of the New York Times bestseller is co-conceived, directed and engineered by acclaimed puppeteers at Acheson Walsh Studios, whose work has been featured in Broadway’s The King And I, On the Town and the New York Spectacular. of Radio City.
Dive into a short overview here.
Tickets are available for $15 each to sit in all sections. Purchases of 4 tickets will receive a $5 discount and are $55 for 4 tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://queenstheatre.org/event/pout-pout-fish/2022-04-03/.
Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m. (English) and 3:30 p.m. (Spanish)
The Selfish Giant is a classic tale about a giant who builds a wall around his garden to keep the city children out, but in the process plunges his garden into an endless winter. The show’s creators infuse a sense of urgency into the story by placing the storytellers themselves at a border wall. Depression-era travellers, peddlers, transform their wares to tell a much-needed story to the audience they expect to pass through. The Selfish Giant is funny, touching and fun. It’s a celebration of the power of stories to divide us or bring us together.
Watch a preview of the show here
This family show is part of the Latin Dance and Culture Festival which runs from Friday April 8 to Sunday April 10.
Tickets are available for $15 each to sit in all sections. Purchases of 4 tickets will receive a $5 discount and are $55 for 4 tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://queenstheatre.org/event/the-selfish-giant-el-gigante-egoista/2022-04-09/.
Sunday May 29, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Queens Theater will present the NY Times Critic’s Pick of TheaterWorksUSA, Dog Man: The Musical based on the popular book series by Dav Pilkey.
Based on the worldwide hit series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious and heartwarming new production that follows the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, likes to fight the crime and chewing on furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the town from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the most evil cat in the world, who cloned himself to get revenge on the doggy doggy? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Recommended for ages 6-10.
See what Dog Man is here!
Tickets are available for $15 each to sit in all sections. Purchases of 4 tickets will receive a $5 discount and are $55 for 4 tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://queenstheatre.org/event/dog-man-the-musical/2022-05-29/.
In accordance with New York City’s vaccination mandate for indoor activities, The Queens Theater requires confirmation of COVID-19 vaccinations from all eligible staff, performers, patrons and spectators (ages 5 and up). plus), with a full course of a vaccine considered effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization. Learn more about Queens Theatre’s COVID safety protocols at www.queenstheatre.org/covid-protocol.