2018/2019 SEASON

  • Theatre Series
  • Dance Series
  • Family Series
  • Special Events
  • Other events

Theatre Series

Leaving Brooklyn

October 5-21

By Jeff Mandels

In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival.  A funny, gritty and poignant tale of complex lives, Leaving Brooklyn was part of the Queens Theatre's New American Voices Reading Series in 2016. 

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Steel Magnolias

October 27-28

By Robert Harling

 

After last year's riveting performances of The Mountaintop, L.A. Theatre Works returns to Queens Theatre with a new production of Robert Harling's beloved comedy-drama Steel Magnolias

Within the walls of Truvy's beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six strong women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. 

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Frida Libre

November 8-18

Written, Directed and Featuring Flora Martinez

 

After last year's wildly successful run, Flora Martinez returns to Queens Theatre with a newly expanded version of her meticulous exploration of the life and work of Frida Kahlo.

Frida Libre presents a unique vision of the magical world of one of the most influential women in Latin American history. 

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Merchant on Venice

May 10-19

By Shishir Kurup

 

Merchant on Venice is a witty, sharp and ambitious work based on Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice offering biting humor and a fresh perspective on intra-communal hostilities. 

Kurup has set his story in Culver City, Calif., where hatred and intolerence among Hindus and Muslims have grown to a boiling point leavened by humor. 

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Fall Reading Series

October 20-November 18

New American Voices Fall 2018 Series

Queens Theatre's new play development program, New American Voices, presents works by writers who represent Queens' rich cultural diversity. 

All readings are free. 

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Dance series

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

September 29-30

In their Queens Theatre debut, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents Samhara. 

One of the premier Indian classical dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram had the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times' "Best Dance of the Year" list in 2015 and 2016. 

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

December 6-9

Celebrate the season with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's Navidad Flamenca

This festive program highlights the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. 

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MOMIX

February 9-10

MOMIX's new piece, VIVA MOMIX, features everything this company is known for: illusion, beauty, magic and inventiveness. 

Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is a compny of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. 

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Koresh Dance Company

March 16-17

For its Queens Theatre debut, the Koresh Dance Company performs Inner Sun, inspired by the parallel between the earth's core and that of the human body. 

The piece celebrates the human spirit's ability to create the warmth and power that drives our journeys. 

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Family series

Lightwire Theater's The Ugly Duckling

October 21

Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. 

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The Dan Zanes Trio - Holiday Sing Along

November 25

 

 Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalists Claudia Eliaza and Yuriana Sobrino perform a Holiday Sing Along. 

 

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Charlotte's Web

December 16

Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! But Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. 

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The Beauty of Ballet

February 24

Ever wonder how ballerinas dance on their toes? Or how do dancers spin and turn without getting dizzy?

 

 

Photos by Rosalie O'Connor

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Anne of Green Gables

April 28

When you imagine, sometimes you find what you need. When you imagine, you find a home. 

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Special Events

Queensboro Dance Festival

October 13-14

Queens Theatre is proud to partner with the Queensboro Dance Festival, a 6-month tour of performances across the borough featuring 26 Queens-based companies of all styles and from all cultures. 

 

 

Photo by Josef Pinlac

 

 

 

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Titan Theatre Company

October 26-April 14

Queens Theatre's Company in Residence, Titan Theatre Company, presents four shows as part of its 10th Anniversary Season. 

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Ballet Nepantla

March 2

One performance only!

Ballet Nepantla presents a synergistic celebration with its produciton of Sin Fronteras, which crosses geographic, hisotric and artistic borders. 

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

April 13-14

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres a new production at Queens Theatre, Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Through dance and live music, the piece tells the story of the historical significance of May 5.

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Fourth Annual Latin Dance Fiesta

April 27

One night only!

Four dance companies, four countries represented in our fourth annual Latin Dance Fiesta.

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