Children's Book Club and Performance Series

The Children's Book Club and Performance Series is the perfect way to open the hearts and minds of children, by encouraging them to seek further, explore more, and engage themselves in the world of literature and live theatre. We believe, that it's never too early to jumpstart a child's imagination, and that if presented with stories that fascinate them, children can't help but discover the pleasures of reading. We also know, that theatre reinforces the importance of reading. A live production has the ability to jump a story off the page and bring it to life. In this digital era in which we live, young people have much to learn from the interactions that take place between the characters in the books they read, and on the stage.

Our weekday offerings were created as a way to enhance in-school literary and curriculum programs, while providing cultural and artistic opportunities to elementary and middle school students for whom a lack of arts programming is evident. These weekday shows make great field trips for school groups. And our weekends just got better!

Sponsored in part by Council Members Barry Grodenchik, Rory Lancman and Eric Ulrich

Our Professional Weekend Series for Children!

We are pleased to present the 10th Anniversary Tour of Vital Theatre Company's long-running hit Pinkalicious The Musical, being performed at QPAC. The wildly popular, one hour musical based on the New York Times bestselling picture book, will be presented on the following days and times:

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2pm

$15

For Tickets call 212.579.0528 or go online opens in a new window

Pinkalicious, the Musical at QPAC


Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Most importantly she loves eating pink cupcakes. Her mother and father warn her not to eat too many, but she can't help herself. They're just too good! But when Pinkalicious eats one too many, she turns pink herself! What will she do? Ultimately she learns that being yourself is the most important thing!


Pinkalicious, The Musical
Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

Actress playing Pinkalicious in live stage show


Pinkalicious, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10010, www.theatricalrights.com

We are proud to partner with The Vital Theatre Company, which has been recognized with the following honors: Off-Broadway Alliance Award, American Theatre Wing Award for Continued Commitment to Excellence in Theatre, Off-Off Broadway Review Award for Excellence, and Theatre Company of the Year by NYTheatre.com.

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Curriculum Based Theater Field Trips

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Arts on Stage presents Science is fun!

Reserve Now - Pay Later
For reservations call 718.266.0202 or email your reservation request
Shows begin at 10:00am and 11:45am, $9.00 all seats

  • November 20: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
  • November 21: The Anti Bullying Rockin' Musical
  • November 28: Peter And The Wolf
  • December 1: Math Beyond The Classroom (grades 4-5)
  • December 4: SuperHero Math (K-3)
  • December 5: Books! The Magic is Real!
  • December 6: Holiday Tales
  • December 7: Once Upon A Snowflake
  • December 8: Pinocchio
  • December 11: A Christmas Carol
  • December 12: Math + Science = Fun
  • December 13: Rock N Roll Mistletunes
  • December 14: Santa Claus Meets The Wicked Wizard
  • December 15: Bubble Magic
  • February 1, 2018: Charlotte's Web
  • February 2: Charlotte's Web
  • February 5: Afro-Brazil Dance & Drum Ensemble
  • February 6: Charlotte's Web
  • February 7: The Jackie Robinson Story
  • February 8: The Lion's Whiskers: An African Folk Tale
  • February 9: The Magic of Science
  • February 15: I Have A Dream
  • April 10: The Ugly Ducking
  • April 12: An Earth Day Celebration
  • April 13: Cinderella
  • May 1: Magic and Math! (K-2)
  • May 2: Books! The Magic is Real!
  • May 3: Cinco De Mayo Celebration
  • May 14: Stone Soup and Other Stories
  • May 16: Reading Rock N Roll
  • May 17: Bubble Magic

The Paper Bag Players

The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple---and simply hilarious for 59 years!

For reservations visit the Paper Bag Players website opens in a new window or call 800-777-2247.
All shows begin at 10:30am, $8.00 all seats (every 20th ticket is FREE)! Grades pre-k through 3.

The award-winning Paperbag Players come to QPAC

The Paper Bag Players, That's Quite Absurd! will have you laughing, singing, dancing--and sitting on the edge of your seat! This brand new show is packed with stories, songs, freewheeling dances, painting, audience participation, paper bag costumes and scenery -- and lots of adventure! It's a funny, friendly, and thrilling hour of theater -- perfect for children ages 3 through 8, and their adult companions!

The opening number, Welcome to Friendly, invites our audience into a fanciful town buzzing with charming characters, from an elephant riding a scooter to a giraffe in a car. A walking bell reminds the town--and audience--it's time to dance! The friendly theme continues with That's Quite Absurd! in which a girl and a bird meet on a park bench and become fast friends. The bird happily teaches his new friend how to fly. In Sing To Me, a giant seed only grows when it hears a special song. Rise and Shine follows the sun as he wakes up and prepares for work, punching in as the moon punches out. A Girl Named Sam uses paper, ink, and paint to tell the story of a young girl who goes fishing and gets more than she bargained for. Lots of more surprises lie in wait in the hilarious and whimsical world of The Paper Bag Players, That's Quite Absurd!

The Paper Bag Players, That's Quite Absurd! was created by Ted Brackett, Kevin Richard Woodall, and musical director John Stone.

Performed on:

Monday, December 18
Tuesday, December 19
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Wednesday, February 14
Monday, March 19
Tuesday, March 20
Monday, April 16
Tuesday, April 17
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27

Watch (and listen) how the excitement builds before one of our children’s performances at QPAC!