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My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Home for the Holidays

December 9-10

The new special holiday show from the star and creator of one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in history, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!

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A Very Electric Christmas

November 26

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head South for the winter.

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

December 3

ArtsPower’s enchanting musical, based on E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal-winning classic, follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right into the middle of an adventure sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

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August 17, 2017

Our 29th Season is here

Our 29th season will feature some of the most exciting work ever on our stages!

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Directions From Subway

From Manhattan/Long Island City: Take the Queens-bound E or F train and transfer at 74th Street-Broadway for the Flushing-bound 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Turn left out of the turnstiles, following signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Free Shuttle Service

Proceed to street level at the Mets-Willets Point station and pick up our free Shuttle Bus, which makes stops right outside the station approximately every 10 minutes beginning one hour prior to curtain for all Queens Theatre shows. Note that unless specified, the shuttle does not run for other events at Queens Theatre. If you'd prefer to walk, take the boardwalk from the station past the USTA National Tennis Center. At the end of the boardwalk, follow the tree-lined path on your right to the Unisphere, then bear left toward the towers.

Directions By Car

From Midtown Manhattan: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway (I-495 E). Take Exit 22B, merge on Grand Central Parkway West. Take exit 9P and follow the signs to Queens Theatre.

From Brooklyn: take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278 E) and exit 35E to Long Island Expressway East (I-495 E). Take exit 22B Grand Central Parkway West. Merge on Grand Central Parkway, take exit 9P and follow the signs to the theatre.

From Upper Manhattan and the Bronx: Take the RFK bridge to Grand Central Parkway East. Take Exit 9E, stay in the right lane after the exit and follow the signs to Queens Theatre.

From Long Island: Take Grand Central Parkway West. Take Exit 9P and follow the signs to the theatre.

Parking is always FREE.

Take a Cab

For a low price and great service to Queens Theatre from all areas of NY or NJ call Cibao car service at 718.478.3223. Mention Queens Theater and save 10%! Rates from Manhattan range from $32-45.


Box Office Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Our Box Office opens 2 hours before every show.

Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion. We are easily accessible by car, bus and subway.

Accessibility

Queens Theatre is fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs, including wheelchair seating. When purchasing tickets, let the Box Office Staff know and they will reserve those seats for you. Note that we will also make every effort to accommodate those with disabilities and special needs.

Queens Theatre recently extended its accessibility services to include Audio Description, a service which enhances the theatrical experience for blind and visually impaired audiences through the use of special listening devices and an Audio Describer. The Describer, from a remote tech booth, speaks into a microphone which is connected to headsets worn by the visually impaired patrons both before the show begins, and between some lines to describe entrances, exits, and actions of the actors.

All the shows in our current Theatre Series features an Audio Description performance:

Sense and Sensibility: Sunday, October 22 at 3pm

Frida Libre: Sunday, November 19 at 3pm

The Mountaintop: Sunday, March 11 at 3pm

Our 29th Season is here

Dear Friends,

 

We believe our 29th season will feature some of the most exciting work ever on our stages!

In October, the 2017-18 Theatre Series will include the beloved Jane Austen classic, "Sense and Sensibility", presented by Aquila Theatre Company. 

In November, Queens Theatre will present "Frida Libre", a fascinating exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential women in Latin American history, written by and starring Canadian-Colombian actress Flora Martínez. Ms. Martínez will perform the show in both Spanish and English on alternating nights. 


Flora Martínez as Frida Kahlo

Additional theatrical productions include Katori Hall’s internationally acclaimed "The Mountaintop" from L.A. Theatre Works, which takes place the night before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and two world premiere plays, produced by Queens Theatre: "Jimmy and Carolyn" by James Walsh and "Brooklyn ’55" by Jeff Mandels. Both are funny, poignant new plays about complex family dynamics, and the choices people make as they strive to move ahead with their lives.

This season, Queens Theatre’s Dance Series includes electrifying performances from "Pilobolus"; the "Tango Fire" company of Buenos Aires; the return of "RIOULT Dance NY" featuring the exquisite work of Pascal Rioult; and "BODYTRAFFIC", recently named “the company of the future” in Dance Magazine’s“25 to Watch.”

Tango Fire

The Family Series will feature five shows to delight children and parents alike, including "A Very Electric Christmas" from Lightwire Theater; "The Lightning Thief" from Theatreworks USA; "Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out! Science is Coming!", a science spectacular; and ArtsPower’s "From the Mixed Up Pages of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller", based on the Newberry Medal-winning classic book about a girl’s magical overnight adventure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out! Science is Coming!

The Special Events in store this season include the return of some Queens Theatre favorites, as well as original productions. After astonishing audiences last year with their "Dia de los Muertos" ("Day of the Dead"), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will bring it back again this year, for one performance only. Steve Solomon will bring his signature stories and humor back to Queens Theatre with "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays". Queens Theatre is collaborating with producer Stephen DeAngelis for two special concert events, "Broadway Valentine" and "Broadway Kids", featuring some of New York City’s most talented performers. Also included as a special event will be Queens Theatre’s 3rd Annual "Latin Dance Fiesta". This year, the Fiesta will feature the music and dance of Spain, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Titan Theatre Company, in residence at Queens Theatre for a fourth season, will present Shakespeare’s tragedy, Richard III; Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; Euripides’ Medea; and Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. 

Queens Theatre has a proud history of developing new works of theater, and its New American Voices Reading Series will continue in 2017-18. All events in the Series are free.

Subscriptions go on sale Monday, August 21st. Single tickets are available beginning Tuesday, September 5th. 

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased at www.queenstheatre.org or 718-760-0064.

 

This 70s Nutcracker

This '70s Nutcracker" Come and experience LICB’s psychedelic take on the classic tale, The Nutcracker. Set in the '70s, a young man is transported magically to the Land of Television by his strange relative Chick where he discovers ballet for the first time. Join the Hanly family’s Christmas party and see our twist on the classic tale!

 

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Saturday, December 2
1:30pm & 5pm

Tickets: $20

 

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Save the date!

Each year, Queens Theatre’s Gala brings together community members, business leaders, and elected officials celebrate another year of extraordinary theatre. Join us for dinner, drinks, and a spectacular show of live entertainment on our Mainstage!

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Gift Cards!

Give the gift of the performing arts!

Our Gift Cards come with the amount you choose and they never expire. They are the perfect gift for performing arts lovers or for those who need maximum flexibility to discover our programming.

They are good for purchases towards our Theatre, Dance, and Family Series, as well as some of our Special Events.

Note that Gift Cards cannot be used towards Titan Theatre series or rental events at Queens Theatre.


Click here to purchase a gift card or call our Box Office at 718.760.0064 if you need assistance.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of the performing arts!

Our Gift Cards come with the amount you choose and they never expire. They are the perfect gift for performing arts lovers or for those who need maximum flexibility to discover our programming.

They are good for purchases towards our Theatre, Dance, and Family Series, as well as some of our Special Events.

Note that Gift Cards cannot be used towards Titan Theatre series or rental events at Queens Theatre.


Click here to purchase a gift card or call our Box Office at 718.760.0064 if you need assistance.

Park Plays Festival

Following the success of our World’s Fair Play Festival, Queens Theatre is undertaking Park Plays.
 
Park Plays is a festival of ten short plays exploring and celebrating the events, environs, and denizens of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  Five plays will be commissioned from internationally known playwrights, and half will be selected from an open submissions process.
 
Performed by an ensemble of eight actors, Park Plays will celebrate some of what makes Flushing Meadows Corona Park unique: from the Unisphere, the US Open and Arthur Ashe Stadium, Citi Field, the Playground for All Children, the Hall of Science, and the NY State Pavilion to wheelchair basketball and dragon boat races.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park represents much of what the borough of Queens and the city of New York aspire to be: a commons for all, a place for learning and relaxation, an inclusive and nurturing playground for young and old.
 
Playwrights interested in submitting their work for consideration should send their play and a short bio as two PDFs to parkplays@queenstheatre.org.  Plays must be no longer than ten pages.  Previously produced plays will not be accepted.  Submissions will close February 12, 2017.  We encourage all writers to visit the park and investigate its many traditions and cultures.  You can find more information about the park online at https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/

A Gem in FMCP

From left to right: Queens Theatre Board Member Alfonso QuirozCalpulli Mexican Dance Company's co-founder Juan Castano, Queens Theatre Executive Director Taryn Sacramone, Calpulli Dancers, Queens Theatre Member Amy Wong and Brant Russell, the director of our new production of The Miracle Worker.
 
 
Dear Friend,
 
Amy Wong is the kind of audience member that all theaters want and need: she's both adventurous and loyal. From theatre to dance to readings of new works, Amy is a frequent presence at Queens Theatre.  Last year, we were touched when she made a donation to our New American Voices play development program. She included a note that read, "I must support those who give pleasure to us and hope to new writers. Yours, in love of plays." Amy's generosity - not just her financial contribution, but her generosity of spirit - was incredibly moving. Those kind words stayed with me. 
 
At this time of year, when many of you are considering making contributions to the nonprofits that have made a meaningful impact on your life, Amy offers her thoughts on why you might support Queens Theatre.
 
 
"When I first came to live in Queens almost 17 years ago, I was thrilled to find a theater so close to my home, a theater that offered plays, readings of young and almost young playwrights, classic dance (Paul Taylor Dance Company), cultural dance (Calpulli Mexican Dance Company) and lots of comedies, my favorite. 
 
Queens Theatre is a gem in the middle of the green fields of Flushing Meadows Park. This theater is a treasure chest of jewels, from their Fall 2015 production of To Kill a Mockingbird, to the work of company-in-residence Titan Theatre Company, which has revived my interest in Shakespeare with ninety minute gems that get the essence of The Bard.
 
Why should you donate, no matter how small an amount, to the Queens Theatre? Foundations and major donors like to see how many people are actively supporting the theater. Ticket sales are a fraction of budgets for theaters in New York City. Just like our democracy, the more of you vote for your local theater, the more you will benefit. If you want to see this gem not only survive but thrive, bringing you, all of us, cultural nourishment, please donate what you can.
 
On October 30, 2016, I attended "Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead", presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. At first I did not know what to expect. Death is not a favorite topic of ethnic Chinese Americans. When I was assured there was a story behind the dance, I decided to attend. Anything with a great story is good by me. Dance is not my first love but the story of young lovers parted by cruel fate, motherly La Catrina, Queen of the underworld world of the Dead, grants Lupita permission to visit her lover Raul in the world of the living, reminded me of the Greek legend of Persephone, mom Demeter and Hades, the terrifying ruler of the world of the dead. So great there are connections between this folk story in the new world and that of the myth from the old world. The audience's enthusiasm was infectious. The theater was full; young children attended, grandparents were there. The costumes were like enormous colorful fans for women and pinstripes for the men. The dancers smiled and the folks welcomed Raul back to the world of the living. 
 
So, support, donate and bring benefits to your eyes, ears and heart. A parking place is also a luxury in the city. In his last years, my husband would only attend close by."
 
We are so grateful to Amy, as we are grateful to you for your friendship and support.  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.
 
You can click here to make a donation or call our Development department at 718.971.5416.
 
We wish you a wonderful holiday season. I'll look forward to seeing you at the theater soon. 
 
Warmly,

 
Taryn Sacramone
Executive Director
Queens Theatre

Cyber Monday Sale!

Our Cyber Monday Sale is now active on our website and will end tonight at 2:00am ET! For all Queens Theatre shows, enter promotional code CYBERMONDAY after selecting your seats in our ticketing system to get 20% off tickets. For Titan Theatre shows, enter promotional code CYBERTITAN to get $2 off tickets. Act fast!

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