Our next show will be Alice in ChristmasLand. Now auditioning kids and adults for performances before and after Christmas. At The Actors Theatre Workshop 145 West 28 St.
Our CURRENT MUSICAL is about to close. One more day with 2 matinees! It's called Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
two final shows-- both on Saturday, November 18 (at 1:00 PM and then again at 4:30 PM).
At The Actors Theatre Workshop --- 145 West 28 Street, third floor. It's near Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.
(the #1 train stops right at the nearest corner)
We have hatched our first show of the season: a goofy musical about birds and their eggs and some human beings competing to find the most unusual egg. The prize is a bag of gold. The melodies are from golden oldies you've probably known all your life, but with new words.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? does finally explain which came first: the chicken or the egg, but the chicken at a crossroads is just one of the fine-feathered friends in the story. There's a goose that lays a golden egg, a robin who takes care of other birds' eggs, a sarcastic parrot, and a small chickadee who thinks the sky is falling, but ---spoiler alert---it isn't. Along the way, we meet a series of quirky characters who learn something about life, liberty, and the pursuit of eggs, and especially the true meaning of "home." The message isn't heavy-handed, but, through comedy and songs, the points are made with an "over-easy" touch.
The PLAY NICE PEOPLE are:
OUR CAST (ages 9-83): Alex Bello, Kea Chan, Victor Griffith, Mary Lynn Israel, Tori Israel, Kate Ruby Klenfner, Sofia Lopez, Maryann Lopinto, Barbara Malley, Claire Melchert, Denzel Ostane, Ruby Quarles, Mira Singer,
Stefania Verbitsky, Alexi Zadanosky, rotating guest actors as the talking egg, and some very nice puppets.
Musical Director: Albert Cardone
Lights: Justin Ramos
Writer/Director: Rob Lester
Press and Public Relations: Betsyann Faiella, Savoy P.R.
The PLAY NICE people believe in putting the spotlight on the nice things in life, reflected in the themes and plots of their nice plays where characters find that being kind is kind of wonderful, when one has an open mind and an open heart. The company’s mixed-age group mixing on and offstage, in and off stage reinforces the rejection of ageism, along with other not-so-nice prejudices. All actors and staff donate their time and talent so that the projects always raise money to benefit local charities (past shows allowed for donations to Juvenile Diabetes, Amas Theatre’s programs for urban youth, and Help Us Adopt).
PLAY NICE is excited to be presenting their musicals about home and kids for the first time at The Actors Theatre Workshop, an award-winning theatre and educational institution that has been helping homeless children and at-risk risk youth to develop a vision for a successful future and the steps to get there for over 20 years. In their Builders of the New World Program, ATW feeds the children hot, nutritious meals, and teaches them original theatre and education techniques that improve their reading, writing and presentation skills. PLAY NICE is honored to be supporting ATW’s life-changing programs in the community.