For the Kids: The Fun, Fun, Fun Fall Edition

The cast of Atlantic Theater Company’s “The Big One-Oh!” | Photo by Ahron R. Foster

ATLANTIC FOR KIDS PRESENTS “THE BIG ONE-OH!” | Atlantic Theater Company’s Atlantic for Kids programming series proudly presents The Big One-Oh!, a world premiere musical based on the novel by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). Charley Maplewood is about to reach a milestone: He’s about to turn 10! He has never been one for parties. That would require friends, which he doesn’t have (unless you count his monster friends—but they’re only imaginary). Charley’s still adjusting to his parents’ divorce and his move to a completely new school. Now that he’s turning 10, he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Things don’t work out as he plans, of course. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh becomes the big OH-NO!?

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, through Oct. 20. At Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 W. 20th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). For tickets and info, visit https://atlantictheater.org/productions/kids/. There will also be a performance on Sun., Oct. 13 at 5:30pm. Sat., Oct. 12’s 10:30am show will be a “Relaxed Performance.” For more information, visit https://atlantictheater.org/relaxed-performance/.

Courtesy of Film Forum

Film Forum Jr. | This series of classic films fit for kids and their families returns, each Saturday and Sunday at 11am. On October 12/13, it was the 1969 Peanuts classic, A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Based on the Charles M. Schulz iconic comic strip, Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and the rest of the Peanuts gang come to life in their first animated feature. Runtime: Approx. 86 min. Oct 19/20, director Milos Forman’s Hair is an adaptation of the stage musical. Oct. 26/27, right in time for Halloween, Beetlejuice screens. Fun fact: Long before it was a Broadway musical, it was a Tim Burton film with Michael Keaton in the title role. All tickets to Film Forum Jr. screenings are $9 (children and adults). Film Forum is located at 209 W. Houston St. (w. of 6th Ave.). For the full schedule, visit www.filmforum.org.

 

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