Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series with The Little Prince on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2pm. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. Recommended for ages eight to eighty.
Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as Antoine De Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince. Full of whimsy and wonderment, this new stage version of the classic tale incorporates puppetry, multimedia projections, and original music as it follows one brave little boy's journey through the universe, exploring the mysteries of grownups and the stars and searching for what is most important in life.
The Little Prince at BCBC features puppets designed by Emmy Award winner Michael Schupbach of Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, and built by Monkey Boys Productions(Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors). Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, this stage adaptation was originally produced Off-Broadway in 1993 at the John Houseman Theatre Complex starring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan. The production is directed by Bristol Riverside Theatre's Founding Director, Susan D. Atkinson.
The centerpiece of BCBC's 2012-2013 family programming, the new Target Storybook Series features performances based on classic and contemporary children's literature. In addition to The Little Prince, the series concludes Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm with American Family Theater's Sleeping Beauty. The Target Storybook Series aims to encourage the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight. Each show's Parents' Guide, containing literacy-based activity sheets, reading tips, and discussion topics, gives parents the opportunity to engage their children both before and after seeing each show. Parents' Guides are available for download at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org/Target_Storybook.asp. All seats for BCBC's 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series are $7.