February 25, 2016 - New York, NY

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Presents  Theater, Circus, Music, Storytelling for Children of All Ages  Spring, 2016 L’IMMÉDIAT Circus Theater: N.Y. Premiere of Circus/Theater Piece by Camille Boitel Zany Antics of the Outrageous Igudesman & Joo: AND NOW MOZART STORY PIRATES:  Kids Create a Play of Their Own WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Based on the Book by Maurice Sendak, By House Theater Company

This Spring, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present four theater, comedy, music, storytelling and circus events for families and children of all ages, starting with Camille Boitel’s L’Immediat (March 9 – 13), an absurd chaos at the crossroads of theater, circus and physical performance presented as part of the Inaugural Tilt Kids Festival (March 9 – 13);  the hilarious and outrageous musicians Iguedesman & Joo’s  And Now Mozart (March 25- 26); Story Pirates by House Theater Company (April 10); and a staged version of Maurice Sendak’s beloved story Where The Wild Things Are (May 5 – 8).


March 9 – 13

For adults and children ages 8 and up 

 On a stage crammed with machinery, objects, junk and bric-a-brac of every kindL’immédiat is a tumultuous visual commentary on the uncertainty and mayhem of modern times. In sixty minutes of circus-theater mayhem, seven acrobat-adventurers defy a tsunami of unstable forces with optimism, dark humor and breathtaking physical skills. L’immédiat is presented as part of the Inaugural Tilt Kids Festival, a cultural festival for families.

There will be a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists after each performance.

Tickets and Schedule:  l’immédiat will be performed March 9 – 13 at 8 pm and March 13 at 3 pm. Tickets:  $35 – $65


And Now Mozart: Iguedesman & Joo
March 25 & 26

For adults and children ages 8 to 88

If Trey Parker and Matt Stone played the violin and piano, if Penn and Teller performed music instead of magic, and if Seth Macfarlane had a twin, they would be the brilliantly outrageous Igudesman & Joo. Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-Ki Joo are the inventive comic duo whose hilarious mix of music, pop culture and pure zaniness has won them fans of all ages and cultures worldwide. As evidence, their YouTube sketches have attracted close to 40 million viewers.

Tickets and Schedule:  And Now Mozart will play March 25 and 26 at 8 pm. Tickets: $35 – $65



Story Pirates
April 10 

For ages 4–10                                   

Part of NYU Skirball’s Big Red Chair Series

When the Story Pirates take the stage, you’ll be amazed at what happens next … and so will the Story Pirates! That’s because the show they’re performing has not been written. These pirates can’t sail and they won’t make you walk the plank, but they will steal your kids’ ideas and incorporate them on the spot into an interactive show that validates the imagination of every child in the audience. Join the Story Pirates as they create a show before your eyes that’s as crazy, hilarious and unexpected as kids themselves.

Tickets and Schedule: Story Pirates will be performed Sunday, April 10 at 2 pm. Tickets: $25 – $29



Where The Wild Things Are
May 5 – 8

For ages 3 – 7
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak

Seating is on mats in the studio at NYU Skirball: Part of NYU Skirball’s Big Red Chair Series

 Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things! This award-winning, internationally-acclaimed production by the House Theatre Company is an intimate guided play” experience.  Adapted from the beloved children’s book, Max’s bedroom comes alive during the performance, transforming into the various landscapes of his adventure with the help of the audience. From a rolling ocean to a vast forest, audience members join the fun and become the Wild Things of Max’s story who “let the Wild Rumpus begin!” Under the leadership of the performers, the Wild Things eventually help to bring Max safely home.

Tickets and Schedule: Where the Wild Things Are will play March 5 – 8 at 3:30 pm; May 6 at 1:30 pm and May 7- 8 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Tickets are $25


About NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. The NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit:  www.nyuskirball.org.


See individual listings for dates and prices. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.