OUR NEW SHOW IS PERFORMED EVERY SATURDAY AT 2 PM
and EVERY SUNDAY AT 3:30 PM (starting June 9, closing July 1)
The Three Little Pigs Buy a Brownstone in Brooklyn
... Yes, it's a re-imagined telling of that trio of fine swine and their houses and the wolf..... with some new characters, human and otherwise.
In our story, we meet them as newborn piglets being taken care of by a girl you will recognize from another famous story with wolf trouble. (Hint: She wears a brightly colored hoodie), but they are relocated to Brooklyn where they search for new homes made of brownstone, straw, wood, and bricks. (Costs vary; be wary of landlords who are wolf-like and hope for a helpful real estate agent.)
We use old folk tunes, kids' songs, and other public domain melodies with new lyrics to tell the story. It's a LOL play with some corny jokes and playful puns and satire, plus an underlying message about kindness and being a good neighbor. Getting a few cute, talking pigs for your birthday is just the beginning of the adventure and fun and escalating housing costs.
Well, just like in the story, we got a new home, too! We are all set up at
89 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope and getting to know our neighbors. In fact, we even cast our real-life next-door neighbor in the show.
AND WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS TO AUDITION FOR
OUR SUMMER MUSICAL THERE: THE ANTI-BULLYING PLAY CALLED
Humpty Dumpty Cracks Up
(and, as always, there are parts for all ages)
Yes! At last we have found a new location!!
Play Nice is so excited to be part of the very nice neighborhood of Park Slope in Brooklyn, just 20 minutes by subway from downtown Manhattan, five blocks from the Atlantic Ave/ Barclays Center station, a stop on many subway lines and the Long Island Railroad, too. Having our own street-level theatre space 24/7 gives us more flexibility to schedule rehearsals and performances, do longer runs, and have room to build, paint, and store scenery, costumes, and props, and put up a curtain... so we will no longer be reluctantly minimalistic with our visuals or bringing them from place to place in shopping carts or taxis, like a nomadic tribe.
We have transformed a nice, big space to become the new PLAY NICE theatre. But our goals and mission have not changed. We are still all about raising money for local charities (100% of the ticket income from the runs of our full musicals goes to worthy causes that are related to the themes of our shows). We are committed to presenting life-affirming, positive-themed original musicals, but with a sense of humor, accessible to kids and adults. Our casts are proudly multi-generational, encouraging cooperation and interaction among school-aged actors, those in their teens and adults from their early 20s through senior citizens. We foster a "family" atmosphere, enjoying a time to play and have interplay, not just rehearsing the play.
THE FUTURE: There will be new family musical plays and classes and special events and puppet shows and even cabaret nights and concerts for grown-ups this summer and then the fall and another winter, etc. Old favorites will be produced again, along with new material. Concerts and fundraiser events and refreshment/souvenir stand sales and tuition-based acting and music workshops (with scholarships) support our budget so we can do our main shows and have all that ticket money go to charities. We are also generating income by letting others use our cool space by the hour when we are not using all of it, so PLAY NICE is looking for other nice individuals who need space for their meetings, classes, or shows.
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