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RABBIT SENSE

TADA!

Book by Davidson Lloyd
Music by John Kroner
Lyrics by Gary Gardner
Directed by Janine Nina Trevens
Choreographed by Joanna Greer
Musical Direction by Jim Colleran
TADA! Theater
15 West 28th Street (between 5th Avenue & Broadway)
2nd Floor

Kris is a little kid who's always getting picked on. She uses her imagination to escape; meets some charming singing and dancing animals (Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, Sis Wolf and many others); and learns how to use her 'rabbit sense,' to outwit the biggest beasts (like her older sister and brothers)
With Broadway-style choreography, smart direction and 30 NYC kids (between the ages of 9 and 11) performing, this new production references the styles of Oklahoma!, Chicago, Dreamgirls, Fred Astaire movies and musicals, and more

January 28th – February 21st
Saturday at 2pm & 4pm
Sunday at 2pm & 4pm
Additional performances: Friday, February 4th at 10am and 12 noon
Monday, February 21st at 12 noon and 2pm
Tickets: $10.00
Reservations: $18,00 for adults, $8.00 for children 15 and under
Recommended for ages 3 and up
Running time: 1 Hour
Reservations: 212-252-1619, ext. 28 or www.tadatheater.com

REFLECTIONS FROM THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Writen and Directed by Dana Discordia
EchoHill Productions
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the F or V train to 2nd Avenue

A stage parody of the 1980s Brat Pack movie

December 3rd – January 29th
Friday and Saturday at 10:45pm
Tickets: $20.00
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

RUMPLE WHO?

by Will Bartlett
directed by Robert Kreis
Thirteenth Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

A musical retelling of the fairy tale "Rumplestiltskin"
Recommended for children ages 5 and up

Open Run

Saturdays and Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: $7.00

Recommended for children ages 5 and up

Reservations: 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.13thStreetRep.org or call 212-675-6677

THE SEAGULL

by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva
Roundtable Ensemble
Blue Heron Arts Center
123 East 24th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the N, R or 6 train to 23rd Street

Meet the original dysfunctional family: A young writer's girlfriend is in love with his mother's celebrity boyfriend, who loves them both. And then things get complicated. Romantic and artistic desires clash in Chekhov's comedic masterpiece. This new adaptation highlights the comedy found in the agony of everyday life. Chekhov's dark comedic masterpiece pokes fun at situations which today's audiences can relate to: hating your job, loving someone who doesn't love you back, keeping a family together, and trying to make a better life for yourself

January 12th – January 29th
Wednesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Please Note: there is (no 2pm show on Saturday, January 29th
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-818-9431
Information: www.roundtableensemble.com

THE SECRET NARRATIVE OF THE PHONE BOOK

by Gordon Cox
directed by Suzanne Agins
Horse Trade Theater Group
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue & The Bowery)
Subway Info: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue

THE SECRET NARRATIVE OF THE PHONE BOOK is a romantic comedy hijacked by a conspiracy thriller. It follows a sexy freedom fighter's daring plan to corrupt a global media conglomerate by seducing two of its employees at the same time. Its tongue-in-cheek techno-paranoia seriously questions the possibility of a genuine connection between human beings

February 2nd – February 27th
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Additional performances: Sunday, February 20th and February 27th at 3pm
Monday, February 7th at 7pm
Tickets: $15.00, $8.00 for students
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.horsetrade.info

SNIPER

by Bonnie Culver
directed by Adam Hill
Sniper2005
Center Stage/NY
48 West 21st Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
4th Floor
(The theatre is wheelchair accessible)

SNIPER is inspired by the 1974 real-life circumstances surrounding Anthony Barbaro – of one the first teenage rampage killers. Barbaro, a 17-year-old Regents scholar in Olean, New York went on a shooting spree from a third floor window of his high school, killing two passers-by and a school custodian and wounding nine others

January 19th – February 12th
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.sniper2005.com

SOUTH END

written and directed by Jeff Love
Assistant directed by Meghan Dickerson and Robert Zick, Jr.
Point of You Productions
The John Houseman Theatre – Studio A
450 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)

An original full-length political thriller
It’s Prohibition-era America, a rough and tumble time where crime is a way of life and everyone walks a fine line between what is right and what will keep you alive. The city is caught in a brutal power struggle between rival gangs and Tennessee Mathers must keep the peace while trying to stay one step ahead of double-cross artists and hitmen

January 6th – January 16th
Thursday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Tickets: $12.00
Reservations: 212-613-6138
Information: www.pointofyouproductions.org

SPIDER HOLES

written and directed by Frederick Stroppel
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C)
Subway Info: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue

SPIDER HOLES is an evening of original comic sketches and one-act plays with a sharp satirical  edge.  The opening sketches - "Proud Parents", "O Christmas Tree" &  "Payback for the Fat Man" – provide a comic overture to an evening that grows  increasingly dark & disturbing.  "Tangled Web" deals with a computer date gone bizarrely awry.   In "Coelacanth," a woman & her mentally-challenged brother go for a relaxing cruise on a whale-watching boat.  "Perfect Pitch" takes a Hollywood meeting  between a studio executive & a hungry producer to its lethally logical  extreme

January 13th – January 29th
Thursday-Saturday at 7pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-615-6680

THE SPITFIRE GRILL

Book by Fred Alley and James Valcq
Music by James Valcq
Lyrics by Fred Alley
Directed by M.R. Goodley
The Gallery Players
199 14th Street (between 4th & 5th Avenues)
Park Slope
Brooklyn
Subway Info: Take the B, Q or E trains to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street

In this musical stage version of the 1996 film of the same name, Percy seeks a new beginning in the picturesque town of Gilead, only to find she's not the only one there haunted by the past

January 13th – January 30th
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: $15.00
Children under 12 and seniors - $12.00
Reservations: 718-595-0547
Information: www.galleryplayers.com

STARS IN OUR EYES: A CONCERT EVENING OF BROADWAY FAVORITES

directed by Maria Pendolino and Tamar Queen
The Almost Knew Theatre Company
Danny's Skylight Room
346 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Saturday, January 15th at 9:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 + a $10.00 food and drink minimum
Reservations: 212-265-8133
Information: www.almostknewtheatre.com

THEMEPARK SUPERSTAR

written and performed by John Flynn
directed by Anthony King
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
307 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

The show tells of the wild summer Flynn spent as a performer in the “rock” show at Hershey Park, PA, a.k.a. “the sweetest place on Earth.” It’s a tale of lost innocence, sexual awakenings, broken fingers, Elvis medleys, and ultimately, self-acceptance

Closes January 31st
Monday at 8pm
Tickets: $5.00
Reservations: 212-366-9176 or www.ucbtheater.com

THEY ALL KNEW

by Robert Mitchell
directed by Judith Fredericks
Wings Theatre
154 Christopher Street (between Washington & Greenwich Streets)

A musical satire about secrets, family and inevitable self-discovery

December 17th – January 22nd
Thursday-Saturday and Monday at 8pm, Sunday at 5:30pm
Tickets: $19.00
Reservations; 212-627-2961

TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (30 plays in 60 Minutes)

created by Greg Allen
Neo-Futurists
The Belt Theatre
336 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the A, C, or E train to 34th Street or 42nd Street - or the 1, 9, 2, 3, N, R, Q, W, S train to 42nd Street

Too Much Light, with its ever-changing "menu" of plays is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high-energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, we create an unreproducable living-newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental

Open Run begins January 4, 2005
Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm
Tickets: $9.00, plus the role of a single six-sided die ($10.00 - $15.00)
Reservations: 7180670-7234
Information: www.belttheatre.com

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Written and directed by John Capo
Presented by John Capo Productions
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street, at Seventh Avenue South
Subway Info: Take the 1 or 9 trains to Christopher Street

A world premiere drama about four young gay men during one very, very long night at a West Village bar as they look for Mr. Right, Mr. Right Now, and whomever else they can find to pass the time and ease their needs. A play William M. Hoffman, author of "As Is," calls "'The Boys in the Band' for this generation."

January 8th–February 12th
Saturdays at 9:30pm
Tickets: $12.00 + a two-drink minimum
Reservations: (212) 255-5438
Information: www.johncapoproductions.com
Running Time: 90 Minutes

TUDLEY'S REEF: WHIZ-BANG VARIETY NIGHT

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Bleecker and Houston Streets)

A monthly variety show. Acts will range from acrobats, aerialists, puppets, out of town musical guests, and other boisterous performances. Events will also include record releases, video debuts and many special guest appearances

Tickets: $5.00
Reservations: www.virtuous.com

UNCONVENTIONAL HUMOR

Chicago City Limits
The New York Improv
318 West 53rd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the C or E trains to 50th Street

A collection of comedy scenes, songs and improvisations that offer cast and audience a collective catharsis as it takes aim at th estate of our union, our city and our world following the GOP convention. George W. and John Kerry take center stage in this election year comedy revue, but there’s plenty of rage to go around with the myriad of faces, places and events that have shaped the past year

Open runs begins September 29th
Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm & 10pm
Tickets: $20.00
Reservations: 212-888-5233 or www.ChicagoCityLimits.com

W WOW RADIO

The Cranston & Spade Theatre Company
Partners In Crime
44 Greenwich Avenue at Charles Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

This group uses 1940's mystery radio scripts and recreates the broadcasts on stage
Period costumes and sound effects add to the atmosphere
Call for specific program information
Open Run
Performances first Saturday of each month at 6pm & 8pm
Tickets: $5.00
Reservations: 212-462-3027

WAITING FOR GODOT

by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Lorli Villanueva Producers Club Theater
JMG Productions
358 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

Waiting for Godot...an all time classic...a comic tragic play that speaks of human perplexity, of kindness, of hope.  The characters are reduced to mere waiting, in game playing to endure the waiting and the audience wonders whether Godot will ever come. Beckett's symbolic character brings an unease that makes room for imagining and interpretation in reference to anything outside of itself...the absurdity of life itself!

February 16th – February 20th
Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday-Sunday at 2pm & 8pm
Tickets: $18.00, students: $15.00
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
Information: www.jmgprod.com

WAR OF THE ROSES: Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II & III & Richard III

by William Shakespeare
directed by Mark Silberschatz
Twenty Feet Productions
West Park Church
165 West 86th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Subway Info: Take the 1 or 9 train to 86th Street

The complete War of the Roses saga – told via 12 actors, eight plays four weeks, one author
These plays deal individually and collectively with a world in which selfishness, greed, corruption and personal gain have replaced honor, duty, fidelity and selflessness and how every character deals with this change. Whether it is Richard II discovering his own humanity, Henry VI torn between the values of the Machiavells in court and those of his uncles, Gloucester and Exeter, or Richard III committing murder upon murder to get the crown. Some of these characters want to heal the broken world in which they live, some want to take advantage for their own selfish gain. The decisions they make determine not only whether they live or die, but affect the fate of the entire world

February 6th – March 4th

Individual show times

RICHARD II:
Sunday, February 6th at 7pm
Friday, February 11th at 7pm
Monday, February 21st at 7pm
Saturday, February 26th at 1pm

HENRY IV, PART ONE:
Saturday, February 12th at 1pm
Thursday, February 17th at 7pm
Saturday, February 26th at 5pm

HENRY IV, PART TWO
Saturday, February 12th at 5pm
Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm
Saturday, February 29th at 9pm

HENRY V:
Monday, February 7th at 7pm
Saturday, February 12th at 9pm
Friday, February 18th at 7pm
Sunday, February 27th at 7pm

HENRY VI, PART ONE:
Tuesday, February 8th at 7pm
Saturday, February 19th at 1pm
Thursday, February 24th at 7pm

HENRY VI, PART TWO:
Sunday, February 13th at 7pm
Saturday, February 19th at 5pm
Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm

HENRY VI, PART THREE:
Monday, February 14th at 7pm
Saturday, February 19th at 9pm
Friday, March 25th at 7pm
Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm

RICHARD III:
Thursday, February 10th at 7pm
Tuesday, February 15th at 7pm
Sunday, February 20th at 7pm
Friday, March 4th at 7pm


Tickets: $15 for one show, $25 for two shows, $35 for three shows, $40 for four shows, $60 for eight shows
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.twentyfeetproductions.org

WISEACRE FARM

by Brian Cooley
Thirteenth Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street

It's Cliffie The Pig's birthday and the whole farm is throwing him a party.
But watch out for the fox because the fox loves to steal birthday cakes!
It's up to the children in the audience to come up on stage and save the cakes!

Recommended for ages 3 and up
Open Run

Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

All Tickets $7.00

Reservations: 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.13thStreetRep.org or call 212-675-6677

WOYZECK

by George Buchner
new translation by Laura Schlactmeyer
adaptation by Andrew Frank
directed by Andrew Frank
Manhattan Theatre Source
177 MacDougal Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues – off of 8th Street)
Subway Info: Take the A, C, E or F train to West 4th Street

January 6th – January 29th
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-501-4751 or wwwl.theatermania.com

THE YEARS

by Cindy Lou Johnson
directed by Cynthia Dillon
Oberon Theatre Ensemble
Shetler Theatre 54
244 West 54th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenue)
Subway Info: Take the A or E to 50th Street. or the A, B, D, 1, or 9 to 59th Street

A look at a slightly off-center family struggling to understand each other and cope with whatever life has in store over a 16-year span.  Originally produced in New York in 1993
January 28th – February 20th
Friday, January 28th at 8pm
Saturday, January 29th at 8pm
Sunday, January 30th at 7pm
Thursday, February 3rd at 8pm
Thursday, February 10th at 8pm
Friday, February 11th at 8pm
Tuesday, February 15th at 8pm
Wednesday, February 16th at 8pm
Thursday, February 17th at 8pm
Friday, February 18th at 8pm
Saturday, February 19th at 8pm
Sunday, February 20th at 7pm

Tickets: $19.00, $12.00 for students and seniors
Reservations: 212-560-2241 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.oberontheatre.org

ZACK

by Harold Brighouse
directed by Victor Pappas
The Actors Company Theatre
Florence Guild Hall
French Institute Alliance Francais
55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the E or F train to 5th Avenue)

Zack is the half-witted son of a wedding purveyor whose good head and cheerfulness are a far greater asset than his brother's crafty greed. This story tells how Zack eventually wins both self-respect and his bride
An "In Concert" performance"

January 22nd – January 24th
Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20.00
Reservations: 212-307-4100
Information: www.tact.nyc.org

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