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Our 2022-23 Season

Our 2022-23 Season

NYCCT's Artistic Director, Barbara Zinn Krieger, discusses New York City Children's Theater's 2022-23 season!

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Design Inspirations

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Design Inspirations

To celebrate the final weekend of performances of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, we asked members of the creative team what inspired their designs for the show! See what they had to say...

Why Should You See I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Why Should You See I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

There are many reasons to come see Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, but today our cast and creative team share why they think you should see the show!

Go Behind the Scenes of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Go Behind the Scenes of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

On Saturday, May 28th, Cherrye J. Davis took over NYCCT's Instagram and gave us a behind the scenes look at Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings! Watch the videos today!

An Interview with Cherrye J. Davis

An Interview with Cherrye J. Davis

In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Cherrye J. Davis plays Maya Angelou! Get to know the actor playing the iconic poet.

Creative Conversations: Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Creative Conversations: Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Director Khalia Davis and actress Cherrye J. Davis discuss the themes, vision and inspiration behind NYCCT’s stage adaptation of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Our Actor’s Advice for You!

Our Actor’s Advice for You!

We asked the cast of Dory Fantasmagory to tell us their advice for young people who want to be actors when they grow up!

Tell Us About Your Family!

Tell Us About Your Family!

Dory's family consists of herself, her mom, her dad, her brother, and her sister - but every family is different! Today, our cast tells us about their families!

Your Imaginary Friends

Your Imaginary Friends

We asked the cast of Dory Fantasmagory to tell us about their imaginary friends! Read on to learn about Alex, Tina, and how many extra dinner places were needed at the table!

Where’s Our Cast From?

Where’s Our Cast From?

We asked the cast of Dory Fantasmagory to tell us where they're from - and they're from all over the US! Read on to see where our cast calls home!

If I Weren’t An Actor…

If I Weren’t An Actor…

A dentist, a mail carrier, a zoo keeper - find out what the cast of Dory Fantasmagory would be doing if they weren't actors!

Dory Fantasmagory Design Inspirations

Dory Fantasmagory Design Inspirations

See what inspired the creative team of Dory Fantasmagory as they created the show!

Creative Conversations: Dory Fantasmagory

Creative Conversations: Dory Fantasmagory

Director Michelle Tattenbaum, writing team Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, NYCCT Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Zinn Krieger and author of the book Dory Fantasamgory Abby Hanlon discuss the themes, vision and inspiration behind NYCCT’s newest show.

Filming a Scene for My First Nutcracker in 30 Seconds!

Filming a Scene for My First Nutcracker in 30 Seconds!

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when the cast and crew come together to film the show? See them film one scene in 30 seconds!

Why Should You See My First Nutcracker?

Why Should You See My First Nutcracker?

There are many reasons to celebrate the holidays with My First Nutcracker, but today three of our cast members want to tell you why they think you should see the show!

My First Nutcracker Design Inspirations

My First Nutcracker Design Inspirations

Did you ever wonder what inspires what you see on the stage when you go to a show?

Creative Conversations: My First Nutcracker

Creative Conversations: My First Nutcracker

Director and Choreographer Melissa Riker and Artistic Director and script adapter Barbara Zinn Krieger discuss how they both upheld and challenged tradition to create an inclusive Nutcracker that is a first in more ways than one.

Storyland Cabaret at the Staten Island Children’s Museum and Rockefeller Center

Storyland Cabaret at the Staten Island Children’s Museum and Rockefeller Center

See some highlights from NYCCT's Storyland Cabaret at the Staten Island Children's Museum and Rockefeller Center!

Storyland Cabaret at the Brooklyn Public Library and NY Botanical Garden

Storyland Cabaret at the Brooklyn Public Library and NY Botanical Garden

See some highlights from NYCCT's Storyland Cabaret at the Brooklyn Public Library and NY Botanical Garden!

Meet the Cast of NYCCT’s Storyland Cabaret

Meet the Cast of NYCCT’s Storyland Cabaret

What's Kevin's favorite children's book? Where is Michelle from? What's Hannah's favorite musical? And what's Quinn's advice for young actors? Get to know the cast of NYCCT's Storyland Cabaret!

Storyland Cabaret at Socrates Sculpture Park

Storyland Cabaret at Socrates Sculpture Park

See some highlights from our first performance of NYCCT's Storyland Cabaret!

Creative Conversations: The Traveler

Creative Conversations: The Traveler

Created by legendary mime Bill Bowers and Director Andrew Frank, The Traveler tells the story of one man who must say goodbye to the life he knows and pursue a brand new one. Bill and Andrew discuss the themes, vision and inspiration behind the show and its artistic role in 2021 America.

Creative Conversations: Same, Same, But Different

Creative Conversations: Same, Same, But Different

Director Sammy Lopez, playwrights Maximillian Gill and Barbara Zinn Krieger, dramaturg Deepmala Tiwari and author of the book Same, Same but Different Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw discuss the themes, vision and inspiration behind NYCCT’s newest show.

Behind the Scenes of Forest of Feelings

Behind the Scenes of Forest of Feelings

What does it take to put on a show live on Zoom? Join Dan and Rachel to get a look at how we're making Forest of Feelings happen!

Meet Hit the Lights! Theatre Co.

Meet Hit the Lights! Theatre Co.

Meet the team behind Taste the Clouds and our Storytime with Buddy series and make a shadow puppet of your own!

Where I Fit In • NYCCT Sing-Along

Where I Fit In • NYCCT Sing-Along

Palmer has just let Dorothy in on his big secret – he’s become friends with a pigeon named Nipper! And now that the three of them have found each other, a friendship begins to form…

Little Miss Fix-It • NYCCT Sing-Along

Little Miss Fix-It • NYCCT Sing-Along

One of our favorite things to do when we’re home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

Watch Prince Astral’s Space Parade!

Watch Prince Astral’s Space Parade!

Have you ever been to a space parade? Interstellar Cinderella has - and today she's inviting you to come with her!

Can You Find the Little Red Fish?

Can You Find the Little Red Fish?

The Little Red Fish is at it again! He's getting lost in some books - can you find him?

Five Years of A Band of Angels!

Five Years of A Band of Angels!

Five years ago today, NYCCT's production of A Band of Angels closed off-Broadway. In honor of this anniversary, enjoy the cast performing This Little Light of Mine!

Warren’s Blacking • NYCCT Sing-Along

Warren’s Blacking • NYCCT Sing-Along

One of our favorite things to do when we're home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

Interstellar Cinderella • NYCCT Sing-Along

Interstellar Cinderella • NYCCT Sing-Along

One of our favorite things to do when we're home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

Heave Ho • NYCCT Sing-Along

Heave Ho • NYCCT Sing-Along

One of our favorite things to do when we’re home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

No, No, NO! • NYCCT Sing-Along

No, No, NO! • NYCCT Sing-Along

One of our favorite things to do when we’re home? Dance and sing! NYCCT is going to be providing video and lyrics of some of our favorite songs from our musicals so you and your little ones can sing and dance at home!

Go Behind the Scenes of Taste the Clouds!

Go Behind the Scenes of Taste the Clouds!

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. has been taking us behind the scenes of NYCCT's upcoming production, Taste the Clouds! Get a sneak peek at our new show...

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked the cast of This is Sadie: Where would you fly if you had wings, just like Sadie?

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked the cast of This is Sadie: What advice do you have for kids who feel left out?

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked some of the cast of This is Sadie to tell us about their childhood best friends!

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked the cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories: Which of the stories in the show is your favorite and why?

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked the cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories: What’s the kindest thing someone has done for you?

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

The Emperor of the South says “Nothing can be learned from books” We asked the cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories: what are some things you’ve learned from books?

We Asked the Cast

We Asked the Cast

We asked the cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories: What’s your advice for kids on how to overcome an embarrassing situation?

Pillowland Wishes

Pillowland Wishes

We asked the cast of Pillowland: If the King and Queen of Pillowland granted you one wish, what would you wish for? See what they said and share your wishes with us too!

The Cast of The Little Red Fish Answer Your Questions!

The Cast of The Little Red Fish Answer Your Questions!

The cast of The Little Red Fish answers some of our audience's burning questions about the magic of the show!

Behind the Scenes of Interstellar Cinderella

Behind the Scenes of Interstellar Cinderella

What happens behind the scenes of a NYCCT show? Follow along with the Interstellar Cinderella cast to find out!

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