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Friday, November 30, 2018

Funtivity Friday & Giveaway - Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Rebel Theater's Groundbreaking New Musical, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q!

As you may have noticed, we have not published a Funivity Friday post in several weeks.  While we are posting one today, we are not returning to our regular weekly posting schedule. We will try to post one whenever we can hopefully at least once a month. If you miss Funtivity Friday, and you would prefer we bring it back as regular weekly post, please reply in the comments below.

Things are always changing and evolving in this fast paced modern world we live in. The movies your children go to are not the same as the movies you grew up with. The TV shows they watch are completely new. Even children's theater has changed. It is not always about going and sitting back and watching familiar stories. One way that children's theater is changing is by exploring different kinds of stories. NYC's Rebel Playhouse, a relatively new theater group is at the forefront of this movement. In their approximately two yeas of exisitence they have presented the following shows:

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth - A play about accepting and welcoming differences

Edna the Stomper - A show about self worth, acceptance and finding one's place.

Their current show pushes the envelope even further.


The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q is a play about gender identity. In this show,  Q, faces the daily difficulties of preoccupied parents, bullying peers, and communications with challenging teachers, all while navigating gender identity. Fortunately, Q’s neighbor Nix has a bag of tricks that allow everyday objects to grow and be endowed with magical powers that allow Q to face larger than life threats head on. This new and innovative musical, which is recommended for ages 5 and up, will be presented at the 14th Street Y located at 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  



For information or to purchase tickets to this groundbreaking new show, visit 
www.14streety.org/theater-for-families/. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the performance of your choice, enter below:


Giveaway Dates 11/30 - 12/4

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ WW
Must live in or be able to travel to NYC area by
 December 16, 2018 to redeem prize*

Giveaway for Tickets ONLY
No transportation
No hotel

*Giveaway is transferable but you must be able to provide full name, e-mail address, and phone number for person who will be using the prize.

ARV:$100.00



Disclaimer: Says Me Says Mom received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Theater Thursday - Sistas the Musical

We were given free tickets to Sistas the Musical for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: Sistas the Musical

Where: St. Lukes Theatre
             308 W. 46th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up



Me - Sistas was a nice show. It is a show about the history of Black Women through songs. There is actually a plot too though. It is about these women who are packing their grandmother's attic because she recently died. They are going through all the stuff that she had in the attic and trying to find a song to sing at her funeral. The acting was good. The singing voices were lovely. The story was interesting. I learned things that I didn't know about music, and I heard songs that I never heard before. Sistas is an especially great show for women to see together. I went with my Mom, my sister and our friend. Most of the crowd seemed really familliar with the show and were really into the show. That made it made it even more enjoyable. We had a really good time at the show.

Mom - Like This One's For the Girls which we reviewed previously, Sistas the Musical tells the story of women through song. Sistas specificially focuses on the history of African American women through song. There is a little bit more of cohesive story in this show than that one. It is the story of a family that comes together to  clean out their recently deceased grandmother/great grandmother's attic and through the course of that memories are shared and secrets are revealed. Anybody who has ever had a family and in particular any woman who has ever had a family can relate to it. The show is full of popular and mostly well known songs from the 1900s through the 2000s including Stop! In the Name of Love, I Will Survive, and Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) to name just a few. There are also a few songs that may not be not as familiar at least not to everyone. The singing voices of the cast were terrific. They worked well together and really seemed believable as a family. All in all, is just a really fun show which even after running for over seven years is still playing to packed audiences.

For more about Sistas the Musical or to purchase tickets, visit http://sistasthemusical.com/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday and a giveaway.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Where-To-Wednesday - Harry Potter: A History of Magic

We were given free tickets to Harry Potter: A History of Magic for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Where: New York Historical Society
              170 Central Park W. 77th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Tweens and Up

When: Through January 27, 2019


Me- Harry Potter: A History of Magic was an interesting exhibit. It was about the Harry Potter books, but also more about the history of magic in general. It was fascinating to learn about the history of magic and how it relates to the books. However, it would have been more enjoyable if it had more to do with the books. They did have a few fun interactive part of the exhibits. There was one part where you could predict your future using computer generated cards. There was another place where you had to put together a potion. My sister failed, and she had to try again. I succeeded on my first try. There was a crystal ball but it really didn't seem to do anything. There were some nice pictures of the characters in the books and some memorabilia like brooms and costumes. They was a whole huge section of Harry Potter merchandise for sale. It was cool stuff though. They had sweaters and hats for every Hogwarts house and lots of little figurines and stuffed animals and much more. Even though Harry Potter: A History of Magic many not be the  best possible Harry Potter exhibit ever,  if you really love Harry Potter, you will probably enjoy it.


Mom - Harry Potter:  A History of Magic, the exhibit currently at the New York Historical Society is quite extensive. It is also in a very tight space and can be very crowded. Accordingly, reservations are not only recommended, but they are required. This also makes it not a very good place for babies or very young children. They probably wouldn't have much interest in the exhibit anyway because if you really want to get the full experience, there is quite a lot of information to read. Much of the exhibit is not specifically about Harry Potter but about real history and how it relates to things in the Harry Potter universe. It was interesting but at times there was too much of it, and it would have been better to have more  of the exhibit directly about the Harry Potter series and less historical information. There were a lot of really exciting artifacts that were part of the exhibit. There was original artwork, novel pages with JK Rowlings notes, letters from the publisher to JK Rowling, and a model of the  Hogwarts Express to name just a few.  The exhibit was so vast that it is hard to remember it all since no pictures were permitted in the main part of the exhibit.The pictures here are all from the outer perimeter of the exhibit where photographs were permitted. If you are a huge Harry Potter fan, and you are looking for an exhibit that solely focuses on the Harry Potter franchise, you may be a little disappointed. However, there is still enough directly related to Harry Potter in this exhibit that you won't want to miss it.


For more information or to purchase tickers to the exhibit, visit https://harrypotter.nyhistory.org

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Field, Movies:The King and I: From the Palladium; Misc.: UnPlugged 5K

We may been given one or more of the below mentioned products as well as access to an advance screening of The King and I: From the Palladium for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


Books: The Field by Ian Dawson

Mom - Today I am recommending The Field by Ian Dawson. This novel based on a true incident from the author's childhood is about a teenage boy who is kidnapped and assaulted by a couple of older boys in a field near his home. It is the story of two opposing friendships. Daniel and Kyle have a loving unconditional friendship. When Daniel disappears, Kyle is determined to stop at nothing to assure that his friend returns home safely. Austin and James have an evil toxic friendship. Their friendship is based on Austin's control of James through James' fear of him. The novel  also presents a very accurate portrayal of male adolescence. There are lots of YA novels that deal frankly with female adolescence, but there  are not nearly as many that deal as well with male adolescence. In fact,off the top of my head, I can't think of any. However, this novel is not just a manual about friendships and growing up. It is still a great story.  It is like  an action movie in book form. From start to finish, it is an exciting heartstopping ride.


Movies: The King and I: From the Palladium



Mom - Today I am recommending The King and I: From the Palladium. If you never had the priviledge of seeing Kelli Ohara's Tony winning performance a few years ago in Lincoln Center's revivial of Rodgers and Hammerstein's  classic The King and I, you are in luck. The show was captured during its recent performances at the London Palladium and will be presented in movie theaters for two days only on Thursday November 29 and Tuesday December 4. That Tony award was much deserved, Kelli absolutely shine's in the role and you won't want to miss her performance. In addition to Kelly, most of the original cast is also in this production including a fierce Ken Watanabe as the King and  a resilent Ruthie Ann Miles  as the King's head wife, Lady Thiang. The latter also won a Tony for her portrayal of  the role on Broadway.  Her big song in the show Something Wonderful has never sounded better than when she sings it. The show is full of some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best songs including the beautiful lover's duet, I Have Dreamed; the wistful, Hello Young Lovers;  and the delightfully fun Getting to Know You. The story about people from different cultures coming together and learning to respect one another is also very timely. All in all, it's a terrific production of the show that you will definitely want to see.

For more information or to find out where The King and I: From the Palladium will be playing near you visit, https://us.kingandimusicalcinema.com/?campaign=KandIWEBookingSite




Misc: UnPlugged 5K

Mom - Today I am recommending the UnPlugged 5K, a wireless portable charger from MyCharge. This multi purpose charger can be used with a wide variety of devices. If you have a Qi enabled device, you can charge it wirelessly by just placing the device on top of the charger. However, even if you don't have a Qi enabled device, you can still use this lighweight easy to carry around charger by using the built in charger port. If you do have at least one Qi enabled device, you can even charge two devices at once: one wirelessly and the other by using the charger port.  The  UnPlugged 5K is definitely a very versatile and useful charger to have.

For more about the UnPlugged 5K or to purchase one, visit
https://mycharge.com/products/unplugged-5k

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, November 26, 2018

New York City High School Students and Hamilton the musical


What: New York City High Schoolers Perform Their Own Hamilton Inspired Original Material

Where: Richard Rodgers Theater
             226 W. 46th St.
             New York, NY

When: November 14, 2018



Students from 17 different high schools participated in a unit on Hamilton in their classrooms. As part of this unit, they  were able to create their own poems, songs, rap, poetry, scenes, and monlogues related to Hamilton and/or the period of history covered by Hamilton the musical. The culmination of this program was the opportunity for the students and their teachers to attend a recent matinee of Hamilton on Broadway. In addition, some of the students were actually able to perform their own material on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The display of talent by these students was awe-inspiring. For a complete list of performances, see below.  The event was truly a delight for anyone lucky enough to be in attendence. 




Esther Madeira, Jessica Quinte, Victoria Cuello
Alexander Hamilton Prepatory Academy
Remember the Ladies spoken word

Alexa Victor
Amityville Memorial High School
Boston Massace spoken word

Darnae Pauley
Bronx Collegiate Academy
Revolution Rap

Flavia Shyti, Tristan Liquori, Randy Castillo
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
King George's Response to the Revolution spoken word

Kelyann Lugo
Fordham Leadership Academy
Boston Tea Party Poem

Eury Acevedo, Yousef Alshami
High School for Contemporary Arts
Burr v Hamitlon rap battle

Benjamin Izquierdo, Christopher Martinez
High School of Health Careers and Sciences
Colonists v Loyalists rap battle

Keeble Jackson
Humanities and the Arts Magnet High School
Sons of Liberty spoken word

Pheona Angoy, Adja Thomas, Adriel James
Midwood High School
Paul Revere poem

Analeise Ringgenberg, Chelsea Pryce
Newburgh Academy
Thomas Paine rap

Ginger Sakarya
Sleepy Hollow High School
Massacre in Boston song

Aidah Masoud, Arianna Pina
World View High School
Jefferson v Adams rap battle

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The event which was first launched in 2016 was created and  presented through the joint efforts of Hamilton, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The Rockefeller Foundation and the NYC Department of Education.


For more information about the program, visit www.gilderlehrman.org/content/hamilton-education-program.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All event photos by Walter McBride

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/25/18 -What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at  New York City Center
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
2) A Very Phily Christmas
    Four day of entertainment, decorations, a cheese sculpture and Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion
3) Upcoming at State Theater
    Melissa Etheridge, Alex and the Kaliedoscope, Rhaposdy in Blue & The Firebrand, Boston Pops
4) Upcoming from Rebel Playhouse
     The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q
5) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
6) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    Hannukah Playhouse, PREFormances with Allison Charney
7) Daniel J. Watts' The Jam Only Child Returns to Joe's Pub
8) Red Bucket Follies
9) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
    Ethan Slater Musical Theater Workshops

PR Firm Roundup

10) New from BroadwayCon
      BroadwayCon Star to be Finalists Announced, Jimmy Award Winners to Perform
11) News from DKC/O&M
12) News from KampFire PR
      The Baby Monitor
13) News from Karen Greco PR
      13A) What's On At the Wild Project
      13B) Quicksand
14) News from Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center Kids
15) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      15A) BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Presents the World Premiere of Reeling Healing
      15B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Peter and the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi
16) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      16A) MasterVoices NY Premiere of Multimedia Version of Handel's Israel in Egypt
      16B) Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's December 2018 Concerts
      16C) Orchestra Now's Free Concert Series
17) News from Polk and Co.
      Cody Simpson to Make Broadway Debut in Anastasia
18) News from Richard Hillman PR
      18A) AMAS Musical Theatre presents Stealing Freedom
      18B) AMAS Musicl Theatre presents With Love Marilyn
19) News from Waldmania
      The Laurie Berkner Band's Holiday Show
 

1) Upcoming at New York City Center
130 W. 56th
New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

November 28 - December 30

Alvin Ailey is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with its biggest season ever, centered on premieres by some of the most acclaimed choreographers in Ailey’s history. With a highly anticipated world premiere from Rennie Harris that celebrates the life and legacy of the late Alvin Ailey, and acclaimed pieces from Ronald K. BrownJessica Lang, Wayne McGregor, among others, it is the season not to be missed.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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2) A Very Philly Christmas

Four Days of Entertainment, Elaborate Decorations From Local Garden Clubs, A Cheese Sculpture of The Flyers’ Gritty Mascot, And The Debut of
The Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion

Weekends of November 30 - December 2 
                                      and 
                      December 7 – December 9

 Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion 

Friday, 11/30, 5-9pm; Saturday 12/1 & Sunday 12/2, 12-9pm
Friday, 12/7, 5-9pm, Saturday 12/8 & Sunday 12/9, 12-9pm

Food and drinks will be served  amid ice art from Ice Sculpture Philly that will sparkle thanks to the efforts of lighting designer extraordinaire Drew Billiau. Seating, fire pits, and DJ music will make this a unique place to enjoy the holiday spirit. “Chill out” at the first ever Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion, opening Friday, November 30 on the grounds of this beautiful historical home in Fairmount Park. Visitors will enjoy ice art from Ice Philly Sculpture, including a bar carved from ice and an ice lemon tree with real lemons, and exterior lighting design from Drew Billiau, who has worked with Ballet X and Opera Philadelphia. Beverages will be available from Original XIII Ciderworks and St. Benjamin Brewing Company, and a rotating line-up of food trucks, cozy fire pits, and nightly DJ entertainment will complete the experience. Admission: $5 suggested donation.

Sounds of the Season: Saturday, December 1

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy as the historic houses showcase some of the best classical, jazz, gospel, and Latin music in Philadelphia with Clef Club of Jazz and the Performing Arts, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Minas Brazilian Music, Joanna Pascale, and the New Covenant Church Sanctuary Choir. Presented by WRTI 90.1FM. Price: All-Houses Day Pass $30

Family Day at Lemon Hill Mansion, Sunday, December 2

Bring your favorite young ones for a day of fun kid-friendly activities including a picture-perfect visit with Santa and featuring a cheese sculpture of the Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot, Gritty, courtesy of Cabot Cheese. Free admission for all children under 12.
Price: $10 admission for Lemon Hill Mansion, All-Houses Day Pass $25

Neighbor’s Day: Saturday, December 8

Stop by the houses as we celebrate the many talents of our nearby neighbors Enjoy wonderful local music and food.
Price: All-Houses Day Pass $30

Flavors of the Season: Sunday, December 9

Bring an appetite and culinary curiosity to the houses to sample treats and enjoy food demonstrations from some of the best local food purveyors such as Shane Confectionery, City Tavern, Essen Bakery, Birchtree Catering, Cabot Cheese, John and Kira’s Chocolates and a special appearance by Walter Staib from PBS’ “A Taste of History.”  
Price: All-Houses Day Pass $30

House Tours

In addition to the special programming listed above, visitors can stop by the historic houses throughout December to enjoy this festive time of year. Tickets are $8 per house.  Day passes to visit all 5 houses available for as low as $25. Dates and times vary. The Fairmount Park Historic Houses are located at:

Cedar Grove, 1 Cedar Grove Dr.
Laurel Hill Mansion, 7201 N Randolph Dr
Lemon Hill Mansion, Sedgeley Dr. & Lemon Hill Dr.
Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Woodford Mansion, 3400 West Dauphin Dr.

For full schedules and to purchase tickets in advance, see: holidaysinthepark.com
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3) Upcoming at State Theater New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Melissa Etheridge, Alex and the Kaliedoscope, 
Rhapsody in Blue & The Firebird and The Boston Pops

Friday November 30, 8:00 PM
Melissa Etheridge
The Holiday Show

For more information or to purchase tickets,

Saturday December 1, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
Alex and the Kaliedoscope
Milk & Cookies Series

Take a new look at our beautiful world through the kaleidoscope of Emmy® Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick and his bandmates. Join them on a journey that celebrates the treasures of our planet. Clap along, sing, dance, and improvise with the band in this delightful, interactive concert of original songs. It’s an uplifting, feel-good concert that will leave you more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you!

Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce children ages 3-8 to live theater.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/mc-alex-and-the-kaleidoscope

Saturday December 1, 8:00 PM
Rhapsody in Blue  & The Firebird
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/njso_rhapsody

Sunday December 2, 2:00 PM
Boston Pops On Tour
2018 Holiday Pops Tour
Keith Lockhart, Conductor 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/boston-pops-on-tour
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4) Upcoming from Rebel Playhouse
The Theater at the 14th St. Y
344 E. 14th St.
New York, NY

THE FANTASTICAL DANGEROUS JOURNEY OF Q, 
A STORY OF A CHILD QUESTIONING THEIR GENDER IDENTITY

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the world premiere of THE FANTASTICAL DANGEROUS JOURNEY OF Q, written by Ric Averill, with music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy, directed by Sarah Sutliff, with music direction by Christina Bottley, and co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y. The show tells the story of Q, an elementary student struggling with gender and identity issues. The show runs for a limited engagement December 1-16Fridays at 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14th St). Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children, and can be purchased online at www.14streety.org/theater-for-families/ or at the door.

The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q follows the story of Q, as they face the daily difficulties of preoccupied parents, bullying peers, and communications with challenging teachers, all while navigating their own gender identity. Fortunately, Q’s neighbor Nix has a bag of tricks that allow everyday objects to grow and be endowed with magical powers that allow Q to face larger than life threats head on. For everyone ages 5+.
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5) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
"It's the Holidays"

“Stomp in the Snow” with NYC based, nationally touring artist Lucy Kalantari and her swinging good-time band. Lucy has won awards for her Jazz Age inspired music for families, which is regularly featured on Universal Kids TV, and her songs are on steady rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live and other family radio programs around the country. “It’s The Holidays” is a seasonal concert featuring music from her holiday EP with original songs commemorating Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. The show celebrates community, unity and togetherness. Lucy’s newest release All the Sounds was featured in Billboard’s recent roundup of Latin American music.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org/events/just-kidding-lucy-kalantari-and-the-jazz-cats
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6) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Hannukah Playhouse and 
PREformances with Allison Charney

Sunday December 2, 11:00 AM
Hannukah Playhouse

The Broadway Playhouse cast takes families on a music and comedy-filled celebration of Hanukkah, with songs, stories, sing-alongs and audience participation games. Ages 4-11.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday December 3, 7:30 PM
PREformances with Allison Charney

Acclaimed opera singer Allison Charney guides the audience through a behind-the-scenes glimpse at top-level artists' practices and performances. With Carol Wincenc, Blair McMillen, Kajsa William-Olsson, Daniel Panner and Craig Ketter

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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7) DANIEL J. WATTS' 
THE JAM: ONLY CHILD 
Returns to Joe's Pub 
Monday, December 3rd

Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, TBS’ “The Last O.G.,” Signature Theatre’s The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World) and WattsWords Productions present Daniel J. Watts' The Jam: Only Child, an evening of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling on Monday, December 3rd at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).  Doors open at 6pm, the show begins at 7pm. 

A play-on-words, The Jam pays homage to Watts’ great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself.  The Jam is Watts’ continuation of that legacy blending elements of stand-up comedy and compelling storytelling with his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance.  This is Watts’ fourth instillation of The Jam: Only Child after sold out performances at Joe’s Pub in the famed Public Theater, NoHo’s new staple SubCulture, the and as one of the final acts to play the historic Webster Hall.

All advance general admission tickets are $30. Tickets are $40 day of and can be purchased by visiting JoesPub.com.
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8) Red Bucket Follies
New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street, NYC

Monday, December 3, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2 pm

Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows will begin six weeks of annual fall fundraising on Friday, October 19, a collective effort by the theatre community – those onstage, backstage and in the audience – in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The fundraising will be celebrated in a vaudeville of songs, dances and skits that will now be called the Red Bucket Follies. The Red Bucket Follies, which will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be performed Monday, December 3, and Tuesday, December 4, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney’s Aladdin.

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9) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Ave.
New York, NY

Ethan Slater Musical Theater Workshop 

December 9
(Ages 10-16)

For more information or to register, visit 
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PR Firm Roundup

10) News from BroadwayCon

THIRD ANNUAL BROADWAYCON STAR TO BE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

2018 JIMMY® AWARD WINNERS
ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN AND RENEÉ RAPP TO PERFORM

DURING STAR TO BE COMPETITION
BroadwayCon and the Broadway League Foundation are pleased to announce the finalists for the BroadwayCon 2019 Star To Be talent competition. BroadwayCon and the Broadway League Foundation have also announced today that the 2018 Jimmy® Award winners Reneé Rapp and DEAR EVAN HANSEN’s Andrew Barth Feldman will perform during the BroadwayCon Star To Be competition on Saturday, January 12, while the judges deliberate.
The ten Star To Be finalist acts feature solo, duet, and group performances with performers ranging in age from 11 years old to 33 from across the country: Terrence Berry and Jessica Magdosko (Asbury Park, NJ); Kenneth Gaddie (North Little Rock, AR); Glynnis Goff (Maplewood, NJ); Cayla Hall (Hyattsville, MD); Kristin Bria Hopkins (Virginia Beach, VA); Satya Kutsko (Lamy, New Mexico); Natalie Schroeder (Orinda, CA); Brooklynn Stanley (Washington Court House, OH); Brenna Hutto, Kayla Hutto, and Katherine Palm (Barnwell, SC); and Ashley Espejo, Marlene Fernandez, Jazailis Gual, Najalis Gual, Ashley Henson, and Jada Williams (Belleville, NJ).
Andrew Barth Feldman will be playing Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway starting January 30, 2019. He won the 2018 Roger Rees Award in New York and went on to win the 2018 Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor, from the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Andrew is a proud survivor of the BroadwayCon Blizzard of 2016 and has attended every BroadwayCon since, last year conducting the When You Help Others: Theatre For A Cause panel representing his theatre company, Zneefrock Productions, as well as winning the first annual Lip Sync Battle with his team, the Big Bois.
Reneé Rapp is a graduate of Northwest School of the Arts, where she worked under the Excellence in Theatre Education Award-winning educator Corey Mitchell (presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University). Reneé is the 2018 Jimmy Award winner for Best Performance by an Actress and 2018 Blumey Award winner for Best Actress. Reneé is a Pop/R&B recording artist currently working on her EP to be released soon. Reneé’s most recent performances include the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, North Carolina; Broadway Back to School at Feinstein’s 54 Below in New York City; the 2018 Supergirl Pro Surf and Music Festival in Oceanside California; and Wendla in Spring Awakening at Theatre Charlotte. Follow Renee on Instagram at @reneemj.
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11) News from DKC/O&M

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SMASH HIT

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL

CELEBRATES ITS 3RD ANNIVERSARY ON BROADWAY

WITH FAN APPRECIATION DAY PARTY 

AT THE WINTERGARDEN THEATRE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING – DELUXE EDITION 

TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2018 

ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS


MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK

“SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL (MEDLEY)” 

OUT NOW


FEATURING YOUTUBE SENSATION 

KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit School of Rock – The Musical announces it is celebrating its third year on Broadway by kicking off its anniversary week with a special “Fan Appreciation Day” dinner party inside the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

A limited number of lucky fans will be invited to have pizza and cake with the cast of School of Rock from 5:30-6:15 PM inside the Winter Garden Theatre before attending that evening’s 7:00 PM show. To be eligible to attend this pre-show dinner party at the theater, fans should purchase tickets to the 7:00 PM show using the code SRFAN1202 for a special ticket price of $65 (includes $2.00 ff) for excellent orch/front mezz seats (regularly $99-$109). Tickets can be purchased using this code online at www.telechargeoffers.comor by calling Telecharge Offers by phone at 212 947 8844 or 800 872 8997. 

Once tickets are purchased with this code, patrons will receive a message letting them know if they’ve been selected to attend the celebration. Patrons must have their valid evening ticket present before they will be able to enter the theater at 5:30 PM. 

For those patrons that have already purchased tickets to this show, the producers suggest messaging School of Rock through its social media channels as there may be an opportunity to be entered to win access to this party as well. 

In addition, School of Rock - The Musical announced today the Original Cast Recording will be released as a deluxe edition on November 30, 2018 via Warner Bros Records. A new song and music video “School of Rock – The Musical (Medley)” is available now.

Watch “School of Rock – The Musical (Medley)” Music Video HERE
Stream “Teacher’s Pet” & “School of Rock – The Musical (Medley)” HERE
Stream School Of Rock The Musical - Original Cast Recording HERE

The official video for “School of Rock – The Musical (Medley)” features “Teacher’s Pet,” “Stick It To The Man,” and “When I Climb To The Top Of Mount Rock” arranged and produced by Kurt Hugo Schneider, a musical creator and YouTube star whose channel has brought in over 1.5 Billion views to date. Rising talents VINCINT and Kirsten Collins contributed vocals to the new recording and can be seen performing in the video.  


For more about School of Rock or to purchase tickets, visit 
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12) News from KampFire PR
DIFFERENT TRANSLATION and THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y
Proudly Present


THE BABY MONITOR
A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting
and cis family values in today’s America.


Written by DAVID STALLINGS
Directed by ANTONIO MINIÑO

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 16, 2018
THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y
TICKETS  $25; DIFFERENTTRANSLATION.COM


Different Translation and The Theater at the 14th Street Y, are pleased to present a workshop production of The Baby Monitor by award-winning husband-and-husband team playwright David Stallings (Associate Artistic Director of Arts and Culture at the 14th Street Y; NY IT Awards for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script - Dark Water) and director Antonio Miniño (Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell; Assistant Director Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train - Signature Theatre). 

The Baby Monitor will play three weeks from Thursday, November 29th through Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003).

When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old nephew are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today’s America.

The Baby Monitor plays the following regular schedule through Dec 16, 2018:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.

Sundays at 5:00 P.M.

Tickets are $25.00 (Students/Seniors: $22.00) and are currently available to purchase by calling 646-395-4310 or by visiting www.differenttranslation.com.Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime at the box office. 
Neighborhood Rush: $5.00 tickets will be available 15 minutes before showtime at the box office to residents of zip codes 10003 and 10009 with valid local ID (Neighbor Rush tickets are cash-only and subject to availability).

Running Time: 100 Minutes with no intermission.

This show contains partial nudity.

Suitable for ages 16+

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13) News from Karen Greco PR

13A) What's on at the wild project


November 30 - December 22
SELKIE 
written by Krista Knight, directed by Matt Dickson
With Toni Ann DeNoble, Elia Monte-Brown, and Federico Rodriguez
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday 12/2 at 3 PM and Sunday 12/9 at 8 PM (there is no performance on Tue 12/11)
Tickets: $25 (general admission); $40 (premium seating)

American couple Keaton and Deanna, saddled with debt and buoyed by lust-driven optimism, move abroad for a fresh start. In their attempt to reinvent themselves as enterprising expats, they’re plunged into a torrid triangle with Alondra, an alluring and mischievous Selkie (half-woman half-seal). Keaton’s aggression and Deanna’s complicity in Alondra’s exploitation result in a maelstrom of perverse romance andwet revenge in this dark, funny, and saturated exploration of domestic violence – of being trapped – and two approaches to escape.

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewildproject.org.

The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

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13B) QUICKSAND, adapted from Nella Larsen’s seminal Harlem Renaissance novel, makes NYC premiere at IRT Theater


Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is thrilled to present the world premiere of QUICKSAND, adapted from Nella Larsen’s novel by Regina Robbins and directed byAnaïs KoivistoQUICKSAND begins performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 15Press Opening is Monday, December 3 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, with added performances on Sunday 12/2 at 2 PM and 7 PM, Monday 12/3 at 7:30 PM, Friday 12/7 at 3 PM, Sunday 12/9 at 7:30 PM, Tuesday 12/11 at 4 PM and 8 PM. Performances are at the IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, near the 1 and 2 trains at Christopher Street Station, and the A, B, C, D, and E at West 4th).

Regina Robbins adapts Nella Larsen’s seminal Harlem Renaissance novel QUICKSAND for the stage. Helga Crane is the daughter of a Danish white mother and West Indian black father. Dancing between the liminal space of two worlds – one black, one white, both male-dominated — Helga embarks on an epic journey through the deep South, Denmark, Chicago, and New York. Does she find the community she’s been searching for? Or does her disillusionment drag her down like quicksand? With auto-biographical nods to Larsen’s own life, Regina Robbins’ jazz and gospel-infused adaptation drives a compelling story that transcends traditional narratives of race and gender.

Tickets are $20; VIP tickets are available for $35 and include reserved seating and a free drink.  Five $5 tickets are available for each performance as part of Everyday Inferno’s 5@$5 affordable ticket program. For tickets and more information, call Brown Paper Tickets on 800-838-3006 or visit www.everydayinferno.com.
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14) News from Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center Kids

Monday, November 26 – FREE – at 7:00 pm
Atrium 360°
Combo Chimbita
Drawing on backgrounds in heavy rock, metal, and psychedelic funk and soul, this Colombia-rooted, NYC-based four-piece band gleefully fuses cumbia, ‘70s funaná from Cape Verde, kompa from Haiti, guacharaca, dub, and synth into their own blend of tropical futurism. These first-generation New Yorkers—powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta—began experimenting with different traditional musical styles during their late-night residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Tonight, they kick off the holiday season at Lincoln Center with a free show at the David Rubenstein Atrium as part of the Lincoln Square BID’s Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square celebration.
Part of the Lincoln Square BID’s Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Thursday, November 29 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
Time for Three
Violinist Nick Kendall, violinist Charles Yang, and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer have been thrilling audiences with their groundbreaking, category-shattering blend of classical, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, and pop music. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American string trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, including world premieres by Pulitzer Prize–winning composers William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three also creates original works and arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and more. Tonight, the group treats the Lincoln Center audience to fresh music off its forthcoming album.
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Saturday, December 1 – FREE – at 11:00 am 
LC Kids presents 
Free Saturdays at the Atrium 
Shine and the Moonbeams 
Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a rock ‘n roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth. Recommended for ages 2–5 
Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.) 
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org/Kids

Sunday, December 2 at 11:00 am 
Great Performers Sunday 
Morning Coffee Concert 
Federico Colli, piano (New York debut) 
Scarlatti: Six Sonatas 
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K.283 
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor (“Appassionata”)
With a string of competition wins and major orchestral solo debuts across the world, the charismatic Italian pianist Federico Colli arrives in New York for his first performance in the city. For this sparkling recital, Colli brings his intelligent, imaginative interpretations and impeccable technique to a program that traverses Scarlatti and Mozart before arriving at Beethoven’s sublime “Appassionata” sonata. 
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street 
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Monday, December 3 at 1:00 pm 
LC Moments 
Juilliard Vocal Arts: Storytellers 
Faylotte Joy Crayton, soprano; Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano; William Ferguson, tenor; Steven Herring, baritone; Beata Moon, pianist 
Performed by an ensemble of Juilliard alumni, Storytellers is a glimpse beyond the single story and into the complexities of human existence. This special afternoon of music and song will include selections by Handel (Xerxes), Britten (The Rape of Lucretia), Beethoven (Fidelio), Dvořák (Rusalka), Puccini (Il tabarro), and more. 
Presented in collaboration with the Juilliard School
This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. 
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor 
FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. 
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15) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

15A) BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance presents the World Premiere of reeling -> healing at Triskelion Arts

as a part of the Fall 2018 Season at Triskelion Arts
November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 8pm

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance presents the World Premiere of reeling -> healing at Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater,106 Calyer Street, (entrance on Banker St,) Brooklyn, NY 11222, from November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-bodystories-teresa-fellion-dance-tickets-48739662643.

reeling -> healing is an exploration of feelings of frustration and helplessness that can occur as a result of the constant barrage of bad news and hatred that reaches our country. This two-part work discusses how audiences deal with these emotions to find solace while taking action. Original music by Kevin Keller adds to a sense of urgency and the need for community, working in tandem with the choreography to immerse the audience in a fully formed world. Performers and audience connect via The Emotional Architecture of a Bridge, an original concept drawn and created by Teresa Fellion, that is uncovered in the piece via set elements and audience interaction with text. Furthering thoughts of togetherness, which has been an overarching theme in all past BodyStories pieces, reeling -> healing exposes the more vulnerable sides of ourselves through dance.

reeling -> healing
Choreographed by Teresa Fellion
Performed by Kate Bishop, Serena Chang, Erin Landers, and Xenia Mansour
Original Music by Kevin Keller
Costume Design by Nina Katan
Rehearsal Director and Creative Collaborator: Charly Wenzel
Set Design by Teresa Fellion

Triskelion will also present Teresa Fellion's The Warm-Up on November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 8pm, which premiered in August 2018, presented by Southampton Arts Center and Southampton Cultural Center through a commission by NY Community Trust. The Warm-Up is an active, fun, and thought-provoking piece that investigates the intersection of dance and exercise, and uncovers some of the humor in the human body.

The Warm-Up
Choreographed by Teresa Fellion
Performed by Kate Bishop, Serena Chang, Erin Landers, Tamara Leigh, and Xenia Mansour
Original Music by John Yannelli and Glenn Alexander
Costume Design by Nina Katan
Rehearsal Director and Creative Collaborator: Charly Wenzel

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15B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
December 1-9, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf.Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and a cast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart


ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

Peter - strings    
Grandfather - bassoon                
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani                
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn

Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.
SCHEDULE
Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm
Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm

DINING
The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.

SHOPPING
There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.
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16) News from Pascal Nadon Communications

16A) UNIQUE CHANCE TO SEE AND HEAR MASTERVOICES' NEW YORK PREMIERE OF MULTIMEDIA VERSION OF HANDEL’S ISRAEL IN EGYPTAT CARNEGIE HALL
ON NOVEMBER 28
WITH FILM AND IN-THE-MOMENT PAINTING BY SYRIAN ARMENIAN ARTIST
KEVORK MOURAD

MasterVoices and its 150 choristers opens its 77th season on Wednesday, November 28 at 8 pm at Carnegie Hall when the ensemble’s Artistic Director Ted Sperling leads the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Handel’s Israel in EgyptThe timely oratorio of exile and displacement is reflecting the biblical account of the heroic flight of Israelites enslaved in Pharaonic Egypt and their crossing the Red Sea.

Syrian Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad will create a combination of pre-composed film and in-the-moment paintings that bring a personal perspective to the work’s universal theme of displacement and the entrenched human instinct to return home, and that will be projected onto the walls of the concert hall. The evening will feature sopranos Mikaela Bennett and Jessica Niles, countertenor John Holiday, baritone Gregory Feldmann and bass-baritoneErik Van Heyningen, rising star tenor Andrew Stenson, as well as the period instrument ensemble New York Baroque Incorporated.
Click here for MasterVoices’ video presentation of Israel in Egypt and here for a short video with sketches and animation created by the artist for the work.
George Frideric Handel, an oratorio, HWV 53 (1729); libretto by Charles Jennens
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 AT 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage 
MasterVoices
Ted Sperling, Artistic Director and Conductor
Mikaela Bennettsoprano
Jessica Niles, soprano
John Holidaycountertenor
Gregory Feldmannbaritone
Erik Van Heyningenbass-baritone
Kevork Mouradvisual artist 

Tickets: Priced from $30 to $130. Tickets may be purchased online at carnegiehall.orgby calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800or in person at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th and Seventh Avenue.

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16B) CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER DECEMBER 2018 CONCERTS
TO CELEBRATE WITH BAROQUE MASTERWORKS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
25th Anniversary of annual Brandenburg Concerto Presentations Travel Across the U.S.

 The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) comes alive with the sounds of Baroque music at Alice Tully Hall just in time for the holiday season. The art of chamber music was born during that era, which lasted roughly 150 years until the death of Bach in 1750, and was played by the great virtuosi of the day. CMS will present two concerts of its Baroque Collection program (Dec. 9 & 11), offering works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and beyond. Plus, CMS will celebrate the 25thanniversary of its traditional annual presentation of Bach’s much-loved, complete Brandenburg Concertos with three performances in New York(Dec. 14, 16, & 18), and on tour at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA (Dec. 8); Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (Dec. 9); and the Harris Theater in Chicago (Dec. 20).


In addition, violinist Erin Keefe – Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster, an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner and former member of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) – will lead a free Master Class before a live audience in the Rose Studio for top NYC-region conservatory chamber ensembles (Dec. 10). This event will also be livestreamed. For livestream access and more information, click here.

Tickets for concerts may be purchased in person at the Alice Tully Hall box office at Broadway and West 65th St. or the CMS ticketing office at The Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th floor; by calling 212.875.5788; or online at www.chambermusicsociety.org.

Visit the CMS website for complete information on New York City performances and touring concerts.

DECEMBER 2018 CONCERTS IN NEW YORK
Sat. Dec. 1 at 5:00 pm, SUNY Purchase College Recital Hall, Purchase, NY
Reicha: Quintet in E-flat major for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, Op. 88, No. 2 (1811-17)
Thuille: Sextet in B-flat major for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, Op. 6 (1891)
Copland: “New England Countryside” from The City, arranged for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn (1939)
Mozart: Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, K. 452 (1784)
Lise de la Salle*, piano; Adam Walker*, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; David Jolley, horn

Sun. Dec. 9 at 5:00 pm, Alice Tully Hall
Quantz: Concerto No. 161 in G major for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, QV 5:174 (c. 1745)
Handel: “Eternal Source of Light Divine” from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne for Soprano, Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo (1713)
Bach: Aria No. 1 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” from Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen for Soprano,
Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 51 (1730)
Handel: “Per te lasciai la luce” and “Un pensiero voli in ciel” from Il delirio amoroso for Soprano, Flute, Strings, and Continuo, HWV 99 (1707)
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for Bassoon, Strings, and Continuo, RV 497 (after 1720)
Handel: Armida abbandonata for Soprano, Two Violins, and Continuo, HWV 105
Handel: “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson for Soprano, Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo, HWV 57 (1741-42)
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 208, “Grosso Mogul” (c. 1710)

Joélle Harvey, soprano; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; Francisco Fullana*, Erin Keefe & Kristin Lee, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Efe Baltacigil, cello; Xavier Foley*, double bass; Sooyun Kim, flute; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

Mon. Dec. 10 at 11:00 am, Rose Studio
Free, but tickets are required. Suggested admission of $10. Call 212-875-5788 to reserve free tickets
Tues. Dec. 11 at 7:30 pm, Alice Tully Hall
Repeat of Dec. 9 program

Fri. Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm, Alice Tully Hall
Sun, Dec 16 at 5:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18 at 7:30 pm
The Complete Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 (1720)  

Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord; Ani Kavafian, Yura Lee, Daniel Phillips, & Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Matthew Lipman & Paul Neubauer, viola; Timothy Eddy, Mihai Marica, & Inbal Segev, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Tara Helen O’Connor & Adam Walker*, flute; Randall Ellis, James Austin Smith, & Stephen Taylor, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; David Byrd-Marrow & Stewart Rose, horn; David Washburn, trumpet
*Members of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two)       

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16C) THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) CONTINUES POPULAR FREE CONCERT SERIES
IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY THIS DECEMBER
DECEMBER 2, 20, & 21, 2018

The Orchestra Now’s (TŌN) popular series of free concerts at multiple venues in and around New York City will offer two performances led by associate conductor James Bagwell and one led by resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman during the holiday season: the first at Peter Norton Symphony Space with tenor Eric Carey in a performance of Britten's song cycle Les Illuminations and works by Dvořák and Chabrier (December 2); a second program showcasing Mozart's Symphony No. 25 at Bard College (December 20), and the final concert at Hudson Hall (Hudson, NY) featuring Corelli's Christmas Concerto with works by Mozart and Beethoven (December 21).
These free community outreach events have become engaging neighborhood activities and are a great opportunity to introduce families and new explorers to the joys of classical music. 

Details of the Orchestra’s full season are available here.

TŌN's popular series of free concerts
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space
James Bagwell, conductor
Eric Carey, tenor
Emmanuel Chabrier: España
Britten: Les illuminations
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Olin Hall at Bard College
Zachary Schwartzman, conductor
Luigi Cherubini: Médée Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Beethoven: Incidental Music to Egmont

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7 pm at Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York
James Bagwell, conductor
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Tickets: These concerts are FREE. Advance RSVP is suggested. For concerts at Symphony Space, RSVPs can be made at theorchestranow.org orsymphonyspace.orgor by calling the Symphony Space box office at 212.864.5400. For concerts at Hudson Hall, RSVPs can be made attheorchestranow.org or hudsonhall.orgor by calling the Hudson Hall box office at 518.822.1438. No RSVP is necessary for concerts at Olin Hall.

The next free concert is Pictures at an Exhibition with resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman at Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan on January 27, 2019.
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Saturday,
December 1
FREE
at
11
:00
a
m
LC Kids
presents
Free Saturdays
at the Atrium
Shine and the Moonbeams
Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique
perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove
-
heavy R&B musical extravaganza
in a rock
n roll package, capturing the sweetne
ss, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.
Recommended for ages 2
5
Sign up at
Kids.LincolnCenter.org
for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.
David Rubenstein Atrium
,
Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
(Broadway
bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE
Seating is limited and available on a first
-
come, first
-
served basis. For more information,
visit
Lincoln
C
enter.org/Kids
Saturday,
December 1
FREE
at
11
:00
a
m
LC Kids
presents
Free Saturdays
at the Atrium
Shine and the Moonbeams
Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique
perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove
-
heavy R&B musical extravaganza
in a rock
n roll package, capturing the sweetne
ss, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.
Recommended for ages 2
5
Sign up at
oy Furman Stage
(Broadway
bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE
Seating is limited and available on a first
-
come, first
-
served basis. For more information,
visit
Lincoln
C
enter.org/Kids
17) News from Polk and Co.


AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST & INTERNATIONAL POP STAR
CODY SIMPSON
TO PLAY “DMITRY” IN HIT MUSICAL ANASTASIA ON BROADWAY!


BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29, 2018

The producers of ANASTASIA are thrilled to announce Cody Simpson will join the Broadway company as leading man “Dmitry” beginning November 29, 2018.  Original company member Zach Adkins will play his final performance on Sunday, November 25.

Cody Simpson burst onto the music scene in 2009 after being discovered and signed by Atlantic Records. He has gone on to release multiple records, tour with Justin Bieber, and created his new band, Cody Simpson & the Tide. Cody recently performed for the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace and spoke at the United Nations Ocean Conference as the UN Development Program's Ocean Advocate.

TICKETS:
Tickets range from $69 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $352. For more information, visit www.AnastasiatheMusical.com or call 212-239-6200.

Group tickets for ANASTASIA are also now on sale. Groups should contact www.broadwayinbound.com or
866-302-0995.
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18) News from Richard Hillman


18A) AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN MUSICALS
(1968-2018)
PRESENTS 
STEALING FREEDOM
THE TRUE, HEROIC LIFE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY CAPTAIN SMALLS
(FORMERLY “CHARLESTON HARBOR”)
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY SCOTT SUBLETT
MUSIC DIRECTOR EVAN ALPARONE
MUSIC SUPERVISOR & ARRANGER PHIL RENO
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER SCOTT

PART OF THE “DARE TO BE DIFFERENT SERIES”

A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES – MEZZANINE THEATRE
502 WEST 53RD STREET (10TH AVENUE & 53RD STREET)

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 @ 3PM & 7PM
NOVEMBER 30, 2018 @ 3PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present Stealing Freedom: The True, Heroic Life of The Extraordinary Captain Smalls, (formerly “Charleston Harbor”) with book, music & lyrics by Scott Sublett, the third of four new musicals in development included in this year’s “Dare to Be Different” series. Performances are Thursday, November 29 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, November 30 at 3pmat A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rdStreet.

In 1862, a 23-year-old slave named Robert Smalls in a desperate bid for freedom, attempted to steal a Confederate gunboat from the most heavily defended harbor in the South. Stealing Freedom: The True, Heroic Life of The Extraordinary Captain Smalls, is a musical of the forgotten story of one of the greatest military feats in American History.

Tickets for Stealing Freedom are FREE, but reservations are required and may be made by emailing  boxoffice@amasmusical.org or by calling (212) 563-2565.  Seating is limited.

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18B) A SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT ONLY CABARET EVENT!
PART OF THE “DARE TO BE DIFFERENT” SERIES

AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN MUSICALS
PRESENTS 
W I T H  L O V E, M A R I L Y N
A ONE-WOMAN MUSICAL TRIBUTE
WRITTEN BY ERIN SULLIVAN AND STEPHANIE ROSENBERG
STARRING ERIN SULLIVAN
DIRECTED BY STEPHANIE ROSENBERG 

A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES – MEZZANINE THEATRE
502 WEST 53RD STREET (10TH AVENUE & 53RD STREET)

DECEMBER 1, 2018 @ 8PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present With Love, Marilyn, a one-woman musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic romantic ingenues written by and starring Erin Sullivan.  Co-written and directed by Stephanie Rosenberg, this one-night only special cabaret event, part of the “Dare to Be Different” series, will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565.

In this intimate behind-the-scenes evening, we are transported back in time to that 'what if' dress rehearsal, as Marilyn Monroe prepares to entertain you. Audiences will fall in love all over again with Marilyn, watching Sullivan's tribute portrayal of the famed sex goddess you know and love, performing classic songs such as “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “My Heart Belongs To Daddy,” and “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend,” accompanied by a three-piece band with newly orchestrated arrangements by one of Broadway's finest musical directors Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages, Tommy).

Tickets for With Love, Marilyn are priced at $25 (Amas member) and $40 (non-member) and may be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org, or by phone at (212) 563-2565.  Tickets will also be available at the A.R.T./New York Theatres Box Office (502 West 53rd Street @ 10th Ave. & 53 St.) one (1) hour before curtain.  Tickets are tax-deductible.

For information about upcoming events part of the Amas 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit amasmusical.org.For information about upcoming events part of the Amas 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit amasmusical.org.
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19) News from Waldmania PR

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
WITH THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND!
FESTIVE SHOWS
FOR NYC TRI-STATE REGION FAMILIES
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 - TARRYTOWN, NY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 - ENGLEWOOD, NJ

Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner loves the holidays so much she's once again planned festive holiday concerts for NYC Tri-State Area families this year! Laurie invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band on:

Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY.

and

Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ.

The Laurie Berkner Band in a Holiday Celebration Concert!
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591
TICKETS: $35, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets $100*, plus applicable fees.
A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available.
TO CHARGE BY PHONE: 877-840-0457
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.
*VIP tickets include preferred seating, after-show Meet & Greet, photo opportunity, and a personalized, autographed picture of the band from Laurie.
The Laurie Berkner Band in a Holiday Celebration Concert!
WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ 07631
TICKETS: $29/$39, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets $100*, plus applicable fees.
A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available.
TO CHARGE BY PHONE: 201-227-1030
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
*VIP tickets include preferred seating, after-show Meet & Greet, photo opportunity, and a personalized, autographed picture of the band from Laurie.
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