Exciting season coming at QTP

Queens Theatre in the Park is getting ready for a top-notch fall 2007/spring 2008 season, showcasing comedy, dance, films and children’s entertainment.
Starting on September 29, the performance schedule will include nine dance events, six full-theatre productions, about 12 family and kids programs, more than 15 concerts, festival presentations and special events and another 12 new play development presentations, according to associate producing director Lois Newhard.
“You will be able to see stars like Jerry Stiller, Betty Buckley, Anthony Rapp, and Florence Henderson on the main stage at the Claire Shulman House,” Newhard said.
A “potential big hit” is the play Girl’s Room by Joni Fritz, starring actress and talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford (Live with Regis and Kathie Lee) as a young ballet dancer about to break into the big time.
She suffers an unfortunate accident that puts her career at risk. Still, “it’s a fun-filled rollercoaster of an evening that might mirror your own life” according to Newhard.
Culture and diversity are main themes at the theatre this year.
“We’re excited to present premier national and international companies such as Ballet Hispanico, Cherish the Ladies, Pharaoh’s Daughter, and the U.S. debuts of Korea’s Pasha Dance Company and Taiwan’s Sun Shier Dance Theatre,” said Executive Director Jeffrey Rosenstock.
The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company promises to dazzle audiences with its performance of colorful and passionate music and images of traditional Mexican weddings “bodas” in dance.
Formed in 2003 by a group of New York City artists who looked to enrich the quality of Mexican traditional dance, the non-profit organization’s mission is to teach and promote an image of a diverse Mexican cultural heritage through musical theater.
In addition, the Latino Cultural Series continues throughout the year and the first ever Greek Festival takes place in January.
During the spring 2008 calendar, the Kupferberg Center will present The O’Jays; the Asian Cultural Festival celebrates its third season; the Black Cultural Arts Series makes its eighth bow with the return of the play “Cookin’ in the Cookery.”
For information about these shows and others available throughout the season, contact the Queens Theatre in the Park box office at 718-760-0064 or visit https://queenstheatre.org/index.html.

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