01Apr

Review and Giveaway: The New Victory Theater, NYC

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One thing I love about the New Victory Theater is that I always know I'm going to get high-quality, innovative and completely original programming.  Literally every production is mind-blowing. So, of course, after seeing the latest New Victory production, Bello Mania, I can say the same thing.  I  knew very little about former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown Bello Nock, who directs and stars in this new show along with a talented troupe of circus performers.  When he first came out on stage, looking exactly like he does in the photo above, Read More

14Oct

Meaningful Fun on 42nd Street w/ the New Victory Theater & Dave and Busters

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Last night was a great night for me and for the MamaDrama network.  We recently teamed up with the New Victory Theater, a theater that you've seen me mention many times on this blog to bring a group of writers with their children to their premier 2012-2013 production, URBAN.  It was a night to remember in more ways than I can describe. First of all, I brought my son with me.  He has sensory issues so I often bring my daughter instead to avoid conflict, but he loved everything from start to finish.  He held his focus on all of the activities at hand at Read More

26Mar

Don’t Miss Ahhh HA! at the New Victory Theater and GIVEAWAY for FOUR Tickets

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The New Victory Theater continues to bring first-rate theater for kids to New York City.  I make every effort possible to get my kids into the city to see their shows.  They have the most beautiful, visual, innovative productions this side of the Atlantic Ocean.  I'm a huge fan.  And so are my own children. Ahhh HA! is a provocative blend of dance, acrobatics, aerial work, evocative visual imagery, humor and original music. Returning to The New Victory after 12 years, the multi-talented Do Jump! ensemble fuses physical skill, comedy and moments of Read More

24Aug

My 7 Links Challenge and Why I Made it 8

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I usually don't respond to chain letters or emails that ask me to answer questions and forward them to other people.  I don't fill out questionnaires that offer loads of personal information about me either.  I don't forward jokes and I don't share recipes and pass them on.  I'm just not into that kind of thing. But when I got a request from one of my favorite bloggers turned IRL friends, Rebecca from BeccaRama, I couldn't say "no".  First of all, I was flattered to be short-listed; secondly, the topic is blogging, which I love to talk about.  It's a Read More

23Apr

New Victory Theater Presents “Peter and Wendy”

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The New Victory continues to bring first-rate theater for kids to New York City.  I make every effort possible to get my kids into the city to see their shows.  They have the most beautiful, visual, innovative productions this side of the Atlantic Ocean.  You've seen me post before on their blog, I'm a huge fan.  And so are my own children. World-renowned experimental theater company, Mabou Mines, returns for a third time with Peter and Wendy, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s celebrated story about the exuberant and fleeting nature of childhood.  Rising Read More

20Mar

Review: Mischief at the New Victory Theater

Mischief at the New Victory Theater

Yesterday my daughter and I had the pleasure of seeing the New Victory's performance of Mischief, their latest production for kids that derives from the UK.  It was one of those incredible theatrical experiences, a WOW moment when I realize how lucky I am to not only live near NYC, but how lucky my daughter is to experience the kind of programming that's at our doorstep.  The show is as innovative it gets.   I love watching her expressions when she's watching a show of this caliber - in this case, it was one of amazement, awe and delight. This show is Read More

18Mar

Guest Post: Checking in with Education at The New Victory Theater

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Whether or not they know it, five year olds are not strangers to the art form of dance. They constantly move, play and explore the ways their bodies can travel in space. But how can you challenge a child to express feeling through dance and make artistic decisions in choreographing movement? The answer may lie in colorful pipe cleaners. This past Monday, armed with a bundle of colorful pipe cleaners (or “fuzzy sticks,” as they are referred to in most classrooms), I set out for PS 111 in midtown to lead a pre-show, in-classroom workshop for the Read More

14Mar

Potato Needs a Bath at the New Victory Theater

Potato Needs a Bath

I'm a big fan of the New Victory Theater, and here's a show that sounds like a must-see for your kids.  The New Victory puts on the most original pieces from all over the world.  They never let my kids down, and they are sure to inspire your own children, too. Potato Needs a Bath, a show by Shona Reppe for children ages 2-5 years-old, which will be presented by The New Victory at The New 42nd Street Studios from April 8th -24tth , simply requires the audience to watch and listen.  In the 30-minute puppet production, Reppe doesn’t ask the young Read More

09Sep

The New Victory Theater to Show “Zoo Zoo” With Larger Than Life Animals

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“In our world, frogs and penguins are not too different from humans -- they too go through crazy things in a kooky world,” according to Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad of Portland, Oregon’s Imago Theatre.  “Penguins battle for musical chairs as if it’s the most important thing in their life - and for that time, it is,” Jerry said. As the creative team behind ZooZoo, a show where larger-than-life animals take on human scenarios, Carol and Jerry use their 30 years of creating extraordinary masks and theatrical illusions to dramatize this concept – Read More

19Jun

The New Victory Theater Announces 2010-11 Season

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The New Victory Theater, New York’s theater for kids and families, opens its 2010-11 season on a high note – literally.  From New York’s Gotham Chamber Opera and celebrated Broadway director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project, Moises Kaufman, in association with London-based puppet company, Blind Summit Theatre, comes the opera Puss in Boots (El gato con botas), a stunning and entirely new adaptation of the beloved children’s story. Puss in Boots (El gato con botas) runs from October 2nd through Sunday, October 10th, 2010. Following Puss Read More