August 12, 2010
The ever-popular Big Red Chair Family Series, a program of live performances for young people and families, returns for a third season to New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The 2010/2011 Big Red Chair lineup includes award-winning musicians, heart-warming performances of popular children’s books, two exciting new musicals from The Kennedy Center Theater, and an interactive theater adventure based on Star Trek, one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time. Skirball Center Executive Producer L. Jay Oliva and Director Michael Harrington have also arranged for the Grammy Award-winning Ziggy Marley to kick off this year’s new season.
Family Time with Ziggy Marley, a performance of his latest music for children, will mark the opening of this year’s Big Red Chair series on September 19 at 3 p.m. (tickets $22-$30). Recently, Marley has contributed to movies such as Dora the Explorer, Arthur and Shark Tale, along with various children’s television programs, including Sesame Street. Marley won the 2010 Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children for Family Time, which features his reggae style of music with themes of love, unity, freedom, fun, and generosity. Marley brings reggae to the world of children’s music with this album and describes Family Time as “my family, your family, and the world’s family."
The Skirball Center’s 2010/2011 Big Red Chair Family Series will continue with:
Tickets for all events can be purchased online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, or by phone at 212.352.3101 (toll free at 866.811.4111). Tickets will become available for sale in person at the Skirball Center’s Box Office beginning August 24. NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. For a complete and current calendar of the Skirball Center’s 2010/2011 season visit: www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.
Also available for families to purchase is the $150 Big Red Chair Series Membership Package which includes 8 tickets to attend Family performances, a special member price for Mummenschanz and a $50 donation to the Skirball Center.
The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, is the premiere venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events at NYU and lower Manhattan. Located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, it provides a large-scale, professional performance space for university productions and events and live professional performances from around the world. The 860-seat theater opened in October 2003 and hosts the only major university-based professional multi-arts presenting program in Manhattan. As a result, one natural and continuing mission of the Skirball Center is to build young audiences for live performance through a broad range of compelling performance events at affordable ticket prices. For more information, visit www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.
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