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

Arts on Stage, NY
Curriculum Based Theater Field Trips

Arts on Stage presents Sleeping Beauty

Arts on Stage presents Stuart Little

Arts on Stage presents The Jungle Book

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 5: FrankenSTEM
  • November 7: FrankenSTEM
  • November 19: Frog & Prince
  • November 30: Sleeping Beauty
  • December 3: Superhero Math K-3
  • December 4: Math is Fun! 4th & 5th Grades
  • December 5: Snowflake
  • December 6: Holidays Around The World
  • December 7: Mistletunes
  • December 10: A Christmas Carol
  • December 11: The Enchanted North Pole Workshop
  • December 12: Fun with Energy
  • December 13: The Snow Queens
  • December 14: Children's Classic Fables
  • February 4, 2019: Jackie Robinson
  • February 6, 2019: The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairy Tales
  • February 7, 2019: Charlotte's Web
  • February 8, 2019: Let It Shine - The Civil Rights Movement
  • February 11, 2019: Freedom Songs
  • February 14, 2019: I Have A Dream
  • April 2, 2019: Jack And The Beanstalk
  • April 3, 2019: Math is Fun! Grades K-2
  • May 1, 2019: Stuart Little
  • May 2, 2019: The Jungle Book
  • May 16, 2019: 80's Rock and Roll Collection

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: Stand Up And Cheer, We're 60 This Year honors our landmark 60th season with a blend of classic sketches as well as brand new works that together pay tribute to its rich history and ongoing creative vision. The family-friendly hour is brimming with lively music and dance, raucous audience participation, larger-than-life characters, singalong songs, hilarious stories, all wrapped in our signature paper costumes and cardboard sets.

Things get off to a rollicking start with Nothing Like a Show, taking you on a tour through Paper Bag Players' history with a carnival of delightful characters from across the decades; including the bumbling Bob the Slob, a family of noses, dancing bears and dogs, and a 15-foot-tall dinosaur. A fan favorite, Lost in the Mall features a deliriously confused cardboard family that needs your help to find each other. We'll need your help again, singing a song to get reluctant Peter to take a bath in I Won't Take a Bath. The fun continues with The Cactus and the Balloon, about a very unlikely friendship, and Dream Come True, about a family who are crazy for making and tossing pizza pies. Brand new pieces include Mister Mixup, a daffy magician who can create a butterfly out of a stick of butter and a fly, and Shipwreck Island, a thrilling adventure complete with a hot air balloon, a pirate queen and her talking parrot, in search for an ancient sword.

New material for The Paper Bag Players: Stand Up And Cheer, We're 60 This Year! was created by Ted Brackett, Kevin Richard Woodall, and musical director John Stone, with classic sketches drawing from material created by founding artistic director Judith Martin and longtime musical director Donald Ashwander.

Performed on:

Monday, December 17
Tuesday, December 18
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Friday, February 1
Wednesday, February 13
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Wednesday, April 17

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