Posted in Children's show, families united, humanitarianism, immigrants, migrants, parents and children, politics, theater for the common good

Helping out

The headlines can definitely leave one feeling helpless. Children incarcerated, separated from their parents, sit in cages near the southern boundary of the USA. It seems there is little we can do but post our outrage.

Well maybe we can do a little more; we can also attend this benefit concert with our children for Immigrant Families Together.

Latin Grammy-winning bilingual duo 123 Andrés returns to New York City on Sunday, September 1st to perform a concert is at the Marlene Meyerson JCC at 334 Amsterdam Avenue, beginning at 10:30 am.

Immigrant Families Together helps reunite migrant families that have been separated at the border by paying for release bonds, legal services, and ongoing support. All proceeds from this show will help support the effort to bring families, separated at the border, back together. Tickets are just $18. Click here for more information. 123 Andrés will also be in DC on Saturday, October 19th.

Posted in Children's show, holiday event, kid-friendly, Solomon Guggenheim, Works & Process

Peter and his symphony

In the ’80s I relished attending rehearsals at Tanglewood, not just for the great al fresco setting, but also for thre feeling that I was watching the music unfold. Seeing artists develop and  think through a work puts the creative process in a different perspective.

The Guggenheim, a great venue on its own, hosts a series called Works & Process, which offers an insider view. Sometimes it’s ballets in development, sometimes dramas, such as Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer this past September.

1-bbu3g 2-_7909-1-draggedIn December, it’s become a tradition at the Museum to have Isaac Mizrahi lead you and your tots (5-years +) through a narration of Peter & The Wolf. In fact, the renowned fashion designer has been narrating Sergei Prokofiev’s classic tale for the past ten years. After so many years, this is more of a “Works” than a “Process,” sure to entertain and amuse.

Peter is a defiant boy, who claims “boys like me are not afraid…” as he risks an encounter with the wolf. In this production Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal, and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham to bring the lovely 30-minute story to life. Peter & The Wolf will perform on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 2:30 pm and 4 pm and on December 9, 5 pm and 6:30 pm.

For tickets and information, visit the Guggenheim website.