Neil Berg's Rock & Roll Decades

Neil Berg's Rock & Roll Decades uses a cast consisting of both Broadway stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, to tell the exciting and incredible story of the history of Rock & Roll, from the start in the1940's, through the glory years of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, up until MTV in the early 80's. Decades uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic Rock Stars/Groups/Genres as Chuck Berry/Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Rondstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
 

Saturday, May 21, 2016
8:00pm

Tickets: $50

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Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00pm

Tickets: $45

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Gala 2016

Queens Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 Gala will be on Monday, April 18!

Each year, hundreds of community members, business leaders, and artists come together to celebrate another great year of performances on the Queens Theatre’s stages. The evening will begin with cocktails and a buffet dinner in Queens Theatre’s award-winning lobby, followed by program of honors and exciting live performances on the mainstage.

This year, Queens Theatre is proud to honor a generous business leader for his support of the arts in Queens:

Kevin Cummings

Investors Bank

President and Chief Executive Officer 

The Annual Gala is critically important for Queens Theatre’s programming. In addition to celebrating another year of great performances on our stages, this event provides essential support for Queens Theatre’s theatre, dance, and family productions, education programs, new play development, and special events.

Come celebrate with us!

 

Cocktails & Dinner 6pm – Silent Auction Opens

Program of Honors and Performances 7:30pm

Dessert to Follow – Silent Auction Closes

 

There are several ways you can be a part of the Gala

BECOME A GALA SPONSOR

PURCHASE AN AD IN THE GALA JOURNAL 

PURCHASE TICKETS

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE GALA

 

 

Gala Committee:

 

Co ChairsMembers 

Mark Misk

& Ana Oliveira

Denise Arbesu

Georgiana Benatti

Tracy Capune 

Carol Conslato

Linda DeSabato

Chris Donovan 

Tina Handras

Gary Kesner 

Bruce D. Levine

Chris Neocleous

Alfonso Quiroz

Frances A. Resheske 

Taryn Sacramone 

Sher Sparano  

Margaret Zarzana-Vitale

 

Sponsors:

Executive Producer:

Producer:

Directors:

 

Stage Managers:

42nd Street Development Corporation, Astoria Bank, Broadway Stages, LTD., Coffeed, Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd., DKC, Mark & Dina Misk, National Grid, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Vallo Transportation, Ltd.

 

Featured Performers

The Breakfast Room, Chase, Greiner-Maltz, Farrell Fritz, P.C., Flushing Bank, JJ K Mechanical, Inc, M.A. Angeliades, Inc., NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, New York Mets, North Shore Farms, Poggenpohl Long Island, Resorts World Casino New York City, Rotary Club of Flushing, TD Bank, Wells Fargo.

 

 

Membership

Become a Queens Theatre member at the Standard Level for $50 and enjoy the following benefits:

- Member pricing (15% off tickets)
- Rush tickets ($25 tickets when ordered the day of the performance. 2 tickets per member).
- Member Card after your first member purchase.
- Invitation to special events.
- Discount on Queens Theatre Gala
- Name in program and on website

 

Click here to become a member

 

Or call or Box Office at 718.760.0064 for more info.

Membership is free for IDNYC cardholders. Sign up in person at our box office.

 

Salute to Magic

 

 

The Society of American Magicians Parent Assembly Number 1 is pleased to present its 107th Annual "Salute to Magic" show, the oldest continuing magic show in the United States. The show will return to Queens Theatre, Saturday Evening May 7 at 8pm. Our 105th show was a sold out performance. As in past years, the show features four well known and award winning international and American magic entertainers offering fun filled family magic effects with plenty of audience participation and mind boggling illusions, magic tricks with birds, card manipulations, music and comedy. The Society will present its coveted “Magician of the the Year” award to one of its respected members at this One Night Only event.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:00pm

Tickets: $45

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Señora Bonita Internacional 2016

Sunday 5/1/2016
2:00pm

All tickets $35

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Happy Holidays!

Use promotional code QTHOLIDAY at check out on www.queenstheatre.org or at the Queens Theatre Box Office (718.760.0064) to get 10% off Dance and Theatre Series tickets.
 
If you purchase tickets for $75 or more (two tickets with our Holiday Discount), one of our representatives will contact you regarding your exclusive Queens Theatre gift: a tote bag, portable charger, tee-shirt or Parker® pen.
 
Our Winter/Spring Season promises many memorable moments: our Dance Series will feature the legendary Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the return of the Argentinean group Che Malambo. In our Theatre Series, we will present Murder for Two, a delicious musical murder mystery, and an exciting new adaptation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Tickets

Tickets for Queens Theatre’s Dance and Theatre Series start at just $25 for rear-seating, regular seating is $42. Family Series tickets are $12. Here are ways to get even lower-priced tickets at Queens Theatre:

- Senior discount (60+): $2 off any ticket (buy tickets in person at our Box Office - valid photo I.D. required).

- Student tickets*: $20 (regular seating) for any show in the Dance or Theatre Series (buy tickets in person at our Box Office - valid student photo I.D. required).

- Membership discount: 15% off all tickets (2 ticket limit per member).

- Rush tickets*: $25 instead of $42 when bought the day of the show for Queens Theatre Members only (2 ticket limit per member).

Playwrights Welcome is a new program to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. For more information on this national program, please click here.

*Only applies to our Theatre and Dance Series.
Discounts on Queens Theatre tickets can't be combined.

 

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Our Box Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm and two hours before all Queens Theatre Shows. 

- All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

- Food, drinks, cameras and recording devices are prohibited in the theatre.

- Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.

- Ticketed seat locations are not guaranteed past curtain time.

- No tickets exchanges the day of the show.

- Members and Subscribers must make exchanges in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office at least 48 hours prior to event.

QTELL

Queens Theatre English Language Learner Program

 

Residency Summary

Queens Theatre Education’s QTELL program facilitates language acquisition, builds confidence and improves story-writing skills by involving students in theatre activities such as improvisation and ensemble building games.  In 12 to 15 week units, English Language Learner (ELL) students will create and perform an original play that is developed through workshops that take them through the entire process of building a story.  First, they discuss plot, setting and character development.  Then they collaborate as a class and utilize all of the group’s ideas to form a single story. Once the story is written, they explore physical, vocal and emotional expression, the elements to staging and staying in character while working as an ensemble to bring their imaginary worlds to life.

QTELL Learning Outcomes

Students will know and/or be able to-

1. Embody a full understanding of English vocabulary used in theatre and storytelling.
2. React with less delay (due to English comprehension) and in a manner that logically makes sense.
3. Contribute their ideas to the group confidently without feeling judged or fear that their idea is not helpful or “wrong”.
4. Participate fully while challenging themselves to take risks.
5. Expand general English vocabulary through story building and acting lessons.
6. Collaborate and say “YES AND” to other’s ideas and feedback. 

Development 

Teachers will assist the teaching artist and program director in creating a scaffold for the workshops that are age appropriate and grade specific. The teachers will guide the teaching artist and program through relative and current curriculum.  They will provide reading lists and information on other current units of study that the students are working on during the residency. The teacher and teaching artist will incorporate the units into the workshops.

Implementation 

Partnering teachers are asked to participate in each workshop.  The teaching artist will ask them to do the theatre activities along with the students and then he/she will turn the leadership of some activities over to the teacher.  The goal is to provide the teacher with the ability to lead theatre activities as part of the curriculum after the program has concluded.

Review

The teaching artist, program director, principal and teachers will meet monthly to review how the students and teachers are progressing in the program.  QT will ask teachers to share anecdotal evidence on student performance in class.  The program director will evaluate the progress of the teachers’ professional development during the workshops with the principal.

Evaluation

The program is evaluated through several standards and benchmarks that are both quantitative and qualitative.  In partnership with the school, Queens Theatre will track the students’ performance on the NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) for that school year.  QT will also track the student’s reading levels and running records including fluency, comprehension and interest survey.  QT will also record anecdotal evidence from the teachers on student performance in class. We will interview the student’s teachers from the previous year and evaluate their progress.  QT will also provide all participants, teachers and students, with an opinion survey form to be completed at the beginning middle and end of the program that will help us to evaluate effectiveness from their perspective. Our program is flexible and can be adjusted to meet the particular needs of a school, class or student.  QT’s program director and teaching artist will meet with the teachers and administrators every two weeks during the program to track the students’ progress and to evaluate our methods school-by-school, class-by-class and student- by-student.

 

Click to download a QTELL residency lesson plan

CentreStage

Since 2007, Queens Theatre has had the privilege of being involved with the CASA (Cultural After-School Adventures) program. In that time, we have provided well over 3000 students in over two dozen schools in the Queens community with the opportunity to express their creativity and opinions through the act of creating and performing an original play. The students learned all about the intricacies of theatrical language and techniques but even more importantly they discovered free expression, gained problem solving skills and built community through teamwork and responsibility to the group. 

Our CASA program, or CentreStage as it is known here at Queens Theatre, is generously funded by the Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the city council so there is no cost to your school.  We hire and pay a teacher or administrator from your school to help coordinate the program at your institution.  Additionally, we exclusively hire working professional actors, directors and writers, who are also highly trained teaching artists, to go into your school and lend their knowledge and experience to your students.  At the start of the program I meet with the principal, school coordinator and teaching artist in order to shape the program according to your needs. We can design it to focus on literacy or social issues or to a specific subject such as history or science. An important part of learning about the theatre is to experience it. To that end, we invite the students and three of their family members to attend one of our productions free of charge. 

Due to our experience and knowledge with administering CentreStage, the program is run efficiently and is designed to have a high impact. I am constantly evaluating the program for its effectiveness. Twice a week for two hours each day, your students will learn the essential tools of theatre, including improvisation, character and story development, staging, vocal projection and the communication of emotion. CentreStage also employs writing exercises that teach the elements of storytelling. Furthermore, our program gives the students a taste of other performing arts by including at least one song and/or dance number in each play. We also print and bind a special commemorative anthology of the plays and give them as gifts to the students and teachers. 

One of the most remarkable aspects of our program is the culminating event. Early in June, your students are brought here to the Queens Theatre where they are given the chance to perform on our main stage and with a professional theatre director and stage crew.  Lights, set and sound are designed just for them.  We pour all of our expertise and resources into the production so it is of the very highest quality and equal to any of the touring productions that grace our main stage. Family and friends are invited to the theatre, free of charge, to feel the pride and delight that stems from watching their children achieve their goal. It is an unforgettable experience for everyone involved and Queens Theatre is proud to be a part of it. 

We would like to invite your school to participate in our program.  If you are interested in having CentreStage come to your school please contact me at rhinojosa@queenstheatre.com or call me at 718-971-5839. 

 



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