Literally Alive Children’s Theater

We are committed to engaging children in the arts, which develops their imagination and instills the mental flexibility necessary to utilize creative, problem solving in their adult life. High-quality theatrical productions which offer engaging costumes and sets, as well as performances by talented professional actors, reach across the footlights and welcome the child in.

“The Ugly Duckling” — our premiere Literally AliveTM production — opened in October 1999 at the Little Theatre on West 63rd Street in Manhattan and ran to sold-out audiences for 11 months. In addition to a full musical, families participated in a pre-show workshop — an adventure that led them to a deeper understanding of how the arts can make a story come alive.

Children were able to experience for themselves how the body can become a falling autumn leaf — creating a beautiful ballet as they swirl in the wind. Half the audience — imagining that they were the duckling — experienced the bitter chill of the winter wind — which the rest of the audience was portraying. These exercises along with the creation of an art project (which became part of the set), made the day an unforgettable event.

Setting the stage for a new and exciting form of children’s entertainment, the success of “The Ugly Duckling” inspired the creation of three additional seasons and three more original productions. Due to the overwhelming response — in year two we moved to a larger facility and made the Hitchcock-Rockefeller Auditorium in the YWCA on Lexington Avenue our new home.

Subsequent productions have included musical adaptations of “The Little Mermaid”“The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Beauty and the Beast” while work has started on “Treasure Island”. Fully orchestrated CDs were created for both “The Little Mermaid” and “The Velveteen Rabbit”. We are now offering custom production services and have completed projects New York Reads, Borders Books and Music and NYC Parks and Recreation to name a few.

As we continue to grow — it is our hope to reach out to other organizations with a similar purpose — join forces — and make Literally AliveTM accessible to children world-wide.

Literally Alive Children’s Theater

115 MacDougal Street

New York City, NY 10012

P. (212) 475-1237

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Upcoming Children Shows

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Our Next Production

Our next main stage production, the musical “The Little Mermaid”, will open on February 16th and run through April 27 at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village of New York City. Please sign up for our Mailing List.FREE FAMILY WORKSHOP one hour prior to each show*

Performance Schedule

Saturday Matinees at 11a & 3p Sunday Matinee at 11a Tickets: $25-$45 Call (212) 475-1237 for school performance dates and group rates

Ask about a private performance for your group, fundraiser, school or club.

Call Brenda Bell at (212) 475-1237 for more information or email me at brenda@literallyalive.com.

Our 2013-14 Season

Feb – May 2014 – “The Little Mermaid

Reservations

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Parents and Families

Children Shows at Literally Alive Children s Theater

Literally AliveTM is a NYC -based children’s theatre company that produces original musicals based on classic children’s literature, which comes to life onstage. In addition to a full professional production, families can participate in a pre-show arts workshop.

We are in residence at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Now in our 13th season, previous productions have included “The Ugly Duckling“, “The Little Mermaid“, “The Velveteen Rabbit“, “Beauty and the Beast“, Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant“, “Stone Soup“,”Treasure Island“,”Cinderella“, “Tico Tales “and “A Christmas Carol“.

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Our 2014 Season

The Little MermaidBuy Tickets Online Have Your Next Birthday at the Theatre

Birthday Parties at Literally AliveTM Children’s Theatre

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Have your child’s next birthday party at one of our theatre performances at the Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City.

PARTY PACKAGE

$15-20 per child (minimum 10 children) includes:

  • Our current show (with reserved seating)
  • Hands-on arts workshop
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Announcement of birthday (Happy Birthday is sung from the stage)
  • Photo opportunity with the cast after the show
  • Party rooms are available for after the show at additional fee

Call Brenda Bell at (212) 475-1237 for more information or email me at brenda@literallyalive.com

School Group shows and Fundraising

School Groups at Literally Alive Children s Theater

Literally AliveTM is a NYC -based children’s theatre company that produces original musicals based on classic children’s literature, which comes to life onstage. In addition to a full professional production, families can participate in a pre-show arts workshop.

Literally AliveTM is thrilled to offer special school matinees 

We also offer private performances – which are available daytime, evenings and weekends for $2,000. This can be used as a fundraiser or as a cost-savings way to bring up to 200 students.

In addition to the show, we offer a post-show Q&A. We do not offer pre-show art workshops for school groups but are happy to send all the directions and templates to the teacher so that they can conduct the workshop prior to coming to the theatre. We offer study guides for each production

Morning arrival time varies, but usually is 10:30 AM.

If you would like to book your class please contact Brenda Bell by email at brenda@literallyalive.com or call 212-475-1237.

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