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Tickets for New York City Children’s Theater’s 27th Season are now on sale

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Tickets for New York City Children’s Theater’s 27th Season are now on sale

October 17
06:33 2023
New York City Children’s Theater’s previously announced season celebrates dance and theater with two world premiere productions and the return of their beloved family holiday hit.

This season, young audiences will be encouraged to explore, learn, and embrace new experiences at New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT). The season opened earlier this fall with ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!, a bilingual interactive production that celebrates the power of community, the joy of intergenerational family relationships, New York City, and the importance of language and traditions. NYCCT’s hit holiday tradition My First Nutcracker, returns this December. The show highlights imagination, family, tradition, and female empowerment. A new dance/theater adaptation of Pinocchio, which features themes of family, learning, courage, transformation, and the power of imagination, will close out the season this March.

Tickets for My First Nutcracker and Pinocchio are now available at

Artistic Director Barbara Zinn Krieger says, “We are back for our second full season of programming following the pandemic. There is nothing like experiencing live theater, and I’m thrilled that we will present three interactive, enchanting, and enriching shows that are perfect for the whole family. We continue to be grateful for the opportunity to bring live theater to children, and we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.”

NYCCT’s Executive Director Cathy Hung adds, “We proudly present a diverse array of stories delving into themes of identity, belonging, and the power of imagination in our 2023-24 season. With thought-provoking productions crafted to engage even our youngest audience members, our season is thoughtfully designed to align with our mission of promoting children’s literacy and social development, empowering young hearts and minds to make a positive impact on their world. We can’t wait to welcome families at the theater for a year of unforgettable experiences.”

Coming Up this Season:

¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! – Best for 2-5, but fun for the whole family!

NYCCT invites families from all boroughs to join them for the premiere of ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! Created, written, and directed by Sammy Lopez (Director: NYCCT’s Fish in a Tree, and Same, Same, but Different), performing at children’s museums and the botanical garden this fall. ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! is an interactive bilingual performance that seamlessly blends Spanish and English. Through language, music, puppetry, and movement, young audience members will embark on a journey through the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of New York City. The heartwarming story follows Emily’s Abuelita, or grandmother, who participates in the NYC marathon on the first Sunday of November. With the audience’s help, Emily hopes to reach Central Park in time to cheer her Abuelita as she crosses the finish line.

¡Corre, Abuelita, Run! will be performing at:

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum on September 30th at 11:30am and 2pm
  • New York Botanical Gardens on October 7th at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum on October 15th at 2pm
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 21st at 1pm and 3:30pm
  • Queens Museum on October 22nd at 1pm.

Please visit our website for our full schedule and pricing for each venue.

My First Nutcracker – Best for 3-8, but fun for the whole family!

This holiday season, NYCCT will present an updated version of their hit show, My First Nutcracker, featuring three new dances! Adapted for young audiences by Barbara Zinn Krieger and choreographed and directed by Melissa Riker, My First Nutcracker is a perfect introduction to the beloved ballet and a new holiday tradition for hundreds of NYC families. Experience the magic of this classic story made for audiences of all ages. The show will run from December 2nd – 21st, and tickets start at $52.50, with a limited number of Pay What You Choose seats available per performance.

Pinocchio – Best for 4-8, but fun for the whole family!

In March 2024, NYCCT will conclude its season with the premiere of Pinocchio. Directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons (Broadway’s Hamilton, If/Then, Bring It On & Director/Choreographer In The Heights at the Kennedy Center), this innovative dance/drama production, adapted by Barbara Zinn Krieger from Carlo Collodi’s original story, offers a fresh and modern twist on Collodi’s classic tales. Through dance, puppets, original music, and narration, Pinocchio embarks on an unforgettable adventure, encountering a captivating cast of characters, including a cunning fox, a clever cat, and a remarkable giant fish. With the guidance of Lady Blue, a wise cricket, and the support of the audience, Pinocchio will attempt to make his dreams come true. The show will run from March 23rd – April 14th, and tickets start at $42.50, with a limited number of Pay What You Choose seats available per performance.

Tickets for the full season are now on sale. For more information, please visit

NYCCT is a proud member of the Broadway Green Alliance and is dedicated to keeping our programming sustainable.

New York City Children’s Theater’s mission is to promote children’s literacy and social development through sustainable, accessible, professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs. Our programs cultivate children’s growth in emotional intelligence, community building, and responsible decision-making, resulting in empathetic, creative, and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world.

NYCCT engages children with theater productions and school and community programs which promote social and emotional well-being and build academic skills. NYCCT strives to remove financial, geographical, cultural, and social barriers to their work by offering free and sliding scale prices; delivering services to schools, homeless shelters, theaters, and community centers in each of the five boroughs; building programs upon children’s books that are specifically selected to reflect the diversity of NYC’s population; adapting programs to serve students with disabilities and multilingual learners; and offering sensory-friendly performances which encourage the comfort of children with neurological differences.

For 27 years, New York City Children’s Theater’s arts-in-education programs and professional theater productions have served nearly 425,000 children and adults across all five boroughs and surrounding communities in the tri-state area.

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