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!

A word from Joni Fritz

I write what I know.  And what I know is my family. I don’t think I would be a playwright without them.  I write about family relationships – how we work through them and, hopefully, how we get to the other side.  

 

In the Car with Blossom and Len is based on a crisis my sister and I went through with my dad a few years ago.  As it was happening, I remember thinking no one would believe it— the situation was heartbreaking, yet my parents were hilarious.  So I started taking notes and throwing them into a file.  And then one day, a couple of years later, I knew it was time to write.  So I sat down—and the play sort of wrote itself.  

 

I think the reason why this play has resonated with audiences is because so many people are going through this now— taking care of their aging parents and all the conflicting, overwhelming feelings and emotions that go with it – the love, the guilt, the anger, the frustration, the humor, the complicated sibling relationships.  I discovered during early readings of the play that people really relate and want to talk about the subject.  “Were you peeking in my window, recording our conversation?” a woman asked before telling me her own story.  A young man of eighteen told me it helped him understand more clearly what his parents and grandparents were experiencing.  Another audience member wrote me a letter to say she and her friends talked about the play on their long ride home.  She said it really started a conversation.  And that is so important to me. 

 

For years, my dad, who loved the theatre, was upset because I only wrote about the women in my family.  He kept asking, “When are you going to write about me?  The father character is always on the phone, or out of town, or has disappeared.”  One day I turned to him and said, “I wrote a play about you but you may not like it.”  He said, “Is it funny?  I said yes.  “Is it sad?” I said yes.  He said, “Then that’s fine.  Every piece of theatre needs a mix of comedy and drama.  I’m good with it, whatever you wrote.”  I asked him if he wanted to read it and he said, no, he wanted to see it.   He passed away shortly after.  But I think —no, I know— he would have been pleased.

 

 

- Joni Fritz

The Cast is in the car!

We are pleased to announce the extraordinary cast of our upcoming production of In the Car With Blossom and Len by Joni Fritz!

It will include three-time Emmy winner Martha Byrne (TV: "As The World Turns"), Emily Jon Mitchell (Regional: THE TALE OF THE ALERGIST'S WIFE), Peter Levine (World Premiere: IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN) and Patricia Randell (HBO's TOO BIG TO FAIL). The play will be directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!).

Performances will run from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 20.  

Click here for the full schedule and to purchase tickets!

The Series: Vol. III

Program Details:

A kick off to Ballet Inc.'s  5th Anniversary Season, The Series, presented by Ballet Inc., is proud to present its annual contemporary dance festival offering performance opportunities annually to 25 emerging dance companies and choreographers to share their work, Each choreographer will present a work on this eclectic presentation of different dance voices and styles. 

Runtime: 90 Min

About Us:

The Series is a cultural exchange of dance. This contemporary dance festival gives opportunities annually to 25 emerging  dance companies, choreographers, and contemporary dance artists to share their work with Audiences, Company Directors, Producers, and Presenters of dance.We aim to cultivate opportunities for collaborations and commissions.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00pm

Pricing:

Full Price - $25

Student Discount - $20

$10 Off 2: $40

Senior Discount - $20

Click here to purchase tickets

  

2017 Participants:

Sara Lieck
Emma Russo
Matthew Soojian
Evelyn Hoelscher
Cara Shanks 

"...Hard-Hitting, Powerful, Beautiful, and Sensual"
- Broadway World Dance

Announcing our New Season!

Dear Theatregoers,

 

This season, Queens Theatre’s 28th, features an exciting and eclectic mix of programming. One of the pleasures of my job is getting to know the artists who work on our stages. The caliber of artists who will be performing here in the coming months is extraordinary.   

 

Our Theatre Series features two delightful comedies, one new and the other classic. We will be producing In the Car with Blossom and Len, a charming play by Joni Fritz, the writer of Girl’s Room, which many of you will remember in a 2007 Queens Theatre production. We will also be presenting the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  A highlight of last season was our production of To Kill a Mockingbird.  In the tradition of American classics, this season, we will be producing The Miracle Worker, the immortal story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.

 

The Dance Series features world class companies and a variety of classical and contemporary styles.  Keigwin + Company’s program in October will include a special celebration Leonard Bernstein. Paul Taylor Dance Company will return to Queens Theatre in December – a month when the company gave many memorable performances here over the years. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will return for their only New York performance this year. Philadephia-based hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement will make their Queens Theatre debut.  

Queens Theatre’s 28th season will also include new play readings, family shows and special events.  We will be adding more performances throughout the season, so I hope that you’ll stay in touch – by following us on Facebook and Twitter, visiting our website, or joining our mailing list (if you haven’t already).

 

I look forward to seeing you at the theater this year - but if you come in the late fall, I may miss you – I’m expecting my own “production” in November - a baby girl!

 

Warmly,

 

Taryn Sacramone

 

It Ain't Easy Baby

Tennis legend, and 2014 hall of fame inductee, Nick Bollettieri, tells audiences about his life, the importance of following your dreams, and how tennis shaped his world. A long time top tennis coach, Nick Started the NBTA (Now known as IMG) in the late 70’s in Bradenton, Florida and changed the way tennis was taught at the elite junior level. This talk show will give audience's an in depth look at Nick's life, philosophies, and coaching styles..

Thurs. 8/31 at 5:30pm

Friday. 9/1 at 5:30pm

Tues. 9/5 at 5:30pm

 

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