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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.  

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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

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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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LICB Sleeping Beauty 


Long Island City Ballet Student Company presents Sleeping Beauty.  The classic ballet, set to Tchaikovsky's magical score, has been condensed to one hour, suitable for young audiences.  
Also performing are special guests Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, presenting Obvious Darkness with live music by Elizabeth Butters and Spirits N Motion 3.0.

Sat, June 11th 7:30pm 


Sun, June 12th 1:00pm


Ticket price: $20

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Summer Programs 2017

In Show Stoppers (Ages 7 to 12), rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play in just two weeks! Our program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on our Mainstage.

Visit our Education Page to learn more about our summer programs and register.

New York International Dance Competition

The Tao Li Cup is one of the most competitive dance competitions exclusively for children and youth. The participants come from professional dance schools.  This event is performed in China and we are opening the windows to this concept in the USA. Participants are expected to perform their best pieces. This event is open to any traditional and modern dance.

April 30, 2016 - 1pm
General Admission: $25

 

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New York International Music & Dance Festival

Welcome to a concert full of culture! Come experience an event that truly represents the very thing that makes New York so amazing, its melting pot of cultures! On April 30th come to the Queens theatre to see performers from around the globe entertain and amaze you with dance/musical acts from all different cultures! The New York International Music and Dance Multicultural event and gala is sure to impress you and will leave you with a real appreciation for what a wonderful and amazingly diverse world we live in!

April 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
General Admission: $38
VIP: $50
Super VIP: $80

 

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