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“The show is rich in stagecraft and beautiful in starry lighting.”
– The Philadelphia Inquirer

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series with The Little Prince on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2pm. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. Recommended for ages eight to eighty.

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince. Full of whimsy and wonderment, this new stage version of the classic tale incorporates puppetry, multimedia projections, and original music as it follows one brave little boy’s journey through the universe, exploring the mysteries of grownups and the stars and searching for what is most important in life.

The Little Prince at BCBC features puppets designed by Emmy Award winner Michael Schupbach of Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, and built by Monkey Boys Productions (Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors). Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, this stage adaptation was originally produced Off-Broadway in 1993 at the John Houseman Theatre Complex starring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan. The production is directed by Bristol Riverside Theatre’s Founding Director, Susan D. Atkinson.

The centerpiece of BCBC’s 2012-2013 family programming, the new Target Storybook Series features performances based on classic and contemporary children’s literature. In addition to The Little Prince, the series concludes Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm with American Family Theater’s Sleeping Beauty. The Target Storybook Series aims to encourage the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight. Each show’s Parents’ Guide, containing literacy-based activity sheets, reading tips, and discussion topics, gives parents the opportunity to engage their children both before and after seeing each show. Parents’ Guides are available for download at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org/Target_Storybook.asp. All seats for BCBC’s 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series are $7.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series is sponsored by Target.

In addition to the Target Storybook Series, BCBC will present other family-friendly shows including Bash the Trash’s Tales of Anansi on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2pm, and a sing-along screening of the Julie Andrews classic film The Sound of Music on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets to other family programs range from free to $30, with a 50% discount available to children 12 and under for select performances.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center’s presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400-seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been voted Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon’s 2009 Parents Connect Parents’ Picks Awards. This award follows Brooklyn Center’s selection as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding in 2008.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,763 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2012-2013 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; Macy’s Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; National Grid; the Herman Goldman Foundation, and Kings Plaza Shopping Center. Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2012-2013 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s and Crystal Manor.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development; New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.

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