Merkin Concert Hall recently released their line-up for concerts for kids ages 4-11 and families. This season includes a Broadway Playhouse series, Musical Adventures with the Poppy Seed Players and a Passover Musical.
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center Presents 2011-12 Family Concerts:
Sun, 1/8/12 at 11 am
Broadway Playhouse: George & Ira Gershwin
An exploration for family audiences of the Gershwin brothers’ Broadway legacy, with songs from Strike Up The Band, Porgy And Bess and Girl Crazy.
Sun, 2/5/12 at 11 am
Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Sondheim
At last, we take on the great Sondheim in a kid-friendly exploration of Into the Woods, Follies and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
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Sun, 3/18/12 at 11 am
Broadway Playhouse: “Yip” Harburg
Join the fun as we celebrate E.Y. “Yip” Harburg’s playful, inventive lyrics from Broadway (Finian’s Rainbow) and Hollywood (The Wizard of Oz).
Musical Adventures with the Poppy Seed Players
These musical plays are the perfect way for families to explore and celebrate the great Jewish heritage! The Poppy Seed Players are joined by the Kaufman Kids, a troupe of young performers from Kaufman Center’s Lucy Moses School and Special Music School.
Sun, 12/18/11 at 11 am
Latkes & Applesauce
This rollicking Hanukkah revue features songs and scenes by some of New York's funniest writers, including a Hanukkah version of A Christmas Carol, a parody of “American Idol” and the rousing klezmer-inspired title tune.
Sun, 3/4/12 at 11 am
A Poppy Seed Purim
Our lighthearted look at the Biblical story of Esther combines catchy songs, comic characters and plenty of audience participation – plus a cookie!
Sun, 4/1/12 at 11 am
Shlemiel Crooks: A Passover Musical
A boy and his dog stop the ghost of Pharaoh from ruining Passover in this warm-hearted family musical based on award-winning books by Anna Olswanger.
Family Fall Concert Series
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY 10023
3-concert Broadway Playhouse OR Poppy Seed Players series subscription: $48
6-concert subscription: $96
Single tickets: $20
Tickets: kaufman-center.org/mch or 212 501 3330.
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