Baby, it’s cold outside – what better way to spend your Saturdays than at a cozy theater! Symphony Space is featuring a roster of family-friendly shows at affordable prices, one of which is Jungle Book. This unique interpretation is perfect for kids ages 5 and up and features several mediums, such as puppets, shadow play and video.
This new theatrical production adapts Rudyard Kipling’s classic “Mowgli Stories” for modern family audiences. Immersive sound and multimedia, looming shadow puppets and an impressive backdrop will transport the audience from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Kidoons and WYRD Productions’ Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a fresh way through eye-popping video, shadow play, and original music.
Two shows will take place on January 11, 2020 at 11 am & 2 pm. Performances take place at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, (at 95th St.) The show is 60 minutes long and is $17 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.
Here are more upcoming shows this January at Symphony Space:
Saturday, January 4th at 11 am and 2 pm:
Beats, Rhymes and Breaking: Two Shows!
From head spins to windmills, and from 6-step to the trusty pop and lock, Manzana City Crew brings awe-inspiring break dance action to the Thalia stage once again. Kids will join company members onstage to try out their own moves in an engaging and fast-moving atmosphere of fun. Manzana City Crew is a collective of artists based in New York City.
Saturday, January 18th at 11 am and 2 pm:
Karagoz Theatre Company: “The Forest of the Witch” — Two Shows!
When Karagoz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical neighborhood tree, he and his friend are transformed, learning the importance of nature and protecting the environment along the way. Creator Ayhan Hulagu developed an interest in shadow puppetry in high school and started performing professionally soon after, completing a course in shadow plays offered jointly by the Turkish Ministry of arts and culture and International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) in Istanbul, in 2011. He staged a number of shadow plays in various parts of Turkey before bringing his artistic experience to the United States, where he has staged many plays across America. UNESCO has recognized Karagoz shadow puppetry as part of the world’s “intangible heritage.” “The Forest of the Witch” features traditional music and puppets hand-crafted in the Ottoman Empire style.
Saturday, January 25th at 11 am:
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
Twice Grammy-nominated Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell returns to Symphony Space with her family band and special guests for an engaging midwinter concert. Mitchell will present a gorgeous morning complete with homespun renditions of songs by Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Gillian Welch, and more. The quiet sweetness and intimacy of Elizabeth’s concerts cement her as an icon of today’s family music scene and a perennial audience favorite at Symphony Space.
Photos by Rick Miller
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for nineteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 12, 10 and 7.